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#HautePicks: Nail Polishes That Brighten Up Our Day

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As we’ve mentioned before, the #HauteSquad is a bunch of stylish girls who love all that’s fashion, beauty, and sassy. We’re constantly sharing our latest buys and obsessions with each other, and now, we’re letting you into our HQ too! Every week, Team Hauterfly will share its current obsession — and tell you where you can buy it too! #BFFGoals. 

Manicures are #Bae — at least for the #HauteSquad. Showing off our buffed, painted nails is a regular part of a work day (we do it for work, OK!). Our makeup bags are always full and nail polish is an important part of that kit. So today, we share with you haute nail paints that each of us hearts. And, of course, we’re showing you how to get obsessed too!


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Chanel Rouge Noir Nail Polish 

“It’s no surprise to anyone who knows me well that Chanel is one of my favourite luxury beauty brands (I’ve talked about my love for its classic perfume Allure and the Soleil Tan De Chanel cream bronzer on the site before). However, if there was only one product I was forced to pick from the brand, it would be the Rouge Noir nail polish. This cult favourite nail colour is my OG fall staple — its deep red hue almost borders on black, and I love, love, love the way it looks on my tips and toes!”
— Zahra Khan, Editor-In-Chief 


SHOP NOW: Chanel Rouge Noir Nail Polish (Rs 2,000)*
*Available in-store.


Zoya Tickled Bubbly Summer in Wendy ZP

“I love bright, bubbly colours on my nails, and this Wendy ZP Zoya polish from the Tickled Bubbly Summer Collection is just that. While I’ve been an OPI loyalist, my beauty blogger sister introduced me to Zoya some time ago and now I’m in love. The colour is delish, the texture is smooth, and it dries pretty quick too — what more can I ask for from a nail paint? On days when I’m feeling low, this baby really helps perk me up.”
— Baishali Chatterjee, Managing Editor



Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish in Gold Glaze

“I’m not a fussy beauty addict. While I love the effect of gel nails and how chic they look, I couldn’t be bothered to spend hours at a salon getting my nails fixed. Which is why the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist nail colour range is my absolute favourite; it gives me the perfect salon-like gel finish in a matter of minutes. I especially love the Gold Glaze. It’s ideal for adding that finishing touch to your glam ensemble.”
— Aindrila Mitra, Managing Editor

SHOP NOW: Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish in Gold Glaze (Rs 400)


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Avon Metallic Effects Nail Enamel in Copper Gleam

“Since we’re all about the ’90s currently, my nails deserve a little retro lovin’ too. After eyeing those gorgeous metallic talons on pretty much every runway this season, I was totally on board with this trend. My current FAVE would be this gorgeous copper metallic nail enamel from AVON. It’s pretty much on trend with the colour, and fits right in with all the festivities #WINWIN.”
— Snehal Fernandes, Head Of Video Content

SHOP NOW: Avon Metallic Effects Nail Enamel in Copper Gleam (Rs 237)


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L’Oréal Paris Color Riche A L’Huile Nail Paint in 554 Carmin Parisien

“I’m not a big nail polish fiend, but when I do make the effort, the result needs to be shiny AF! The Carmin Parisien is the perfect shade that looks like a million bucks on my fair hands — can you say lady in red? The formula ensures that you have the glossiest nails possible, for a salon-like finish at home.”
— Farozan Dossani, Social Media Editor

SHOP NOW: L’Oréal Paris Color Riche A L’Huile Nail Paint in 554 Carmin Parisien (Rs 399)


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Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel in Mint Meringue

“Currently, I’m obsessed with the mint shade and basically, everything I own is turning out to be from a minty palette. So when Nykaa launched their mint meringue matte nail paint, I knew I had to buy it. My nails feel super smooth now, plus the cute colour just makes my hands look so good!”
— Japleen Kaur, Lifestyle Writer

SHOP NOW: Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel in Mint Meringue (Rs 179)


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Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers

“My massive love for nudes and pinks comes through very clearly in my choice of nail colours. I try to stick to lighter, almost au naturel manicures most of the time, as I feel like solid and darker shades just make my cuticles look shorter than they are! Ballet Slippers is one hue that is synonymous with Essie — with a shell pink finish, this colour simply adds that elegant, almost dainty pointers my digits definitely need.”
— Tatiana Dias, Fashion & Beauty Writer

SHOP NOW: Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers (Rs 742)


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Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Colour Pink Champagne

“I prefer to keep my nails painted in neutral shades, and pale pink is an all-time favourite. I am currently obsessed with Lakme’s Gel Stylist Pink Champagne which has the perfect amount of sheen to it. The thick texture ensures that I don’t have ugly chipped nails by the end of the week.”
— Meghana Choraria, Social Media Executive

SHOP NOW: Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Colour Pink Champagne (Rs 360)


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Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color in Save The Date

“I like my nails bright and shiny, and I experiment with all kinds of colours, be it neon shades or mattes. But to my bad luck, nail polishes never last beyond 3 days on my talons. Enter the Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color range. The application is effortless and one coat stays on for a long time. The best nail paint I’ve got my hands on, so far.”
— Mansi Chouksey, Graphic Designer

SHOP NOW: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color in Save The Date (Rs 395)


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LYN Nail Polish in Come Black To Me

“The LYN Nail Polish in Come Black To Me is so attractive. It gives a glossy shine to my nails and does not chip or fade easily. The flat brush allows for easy application and gives the perfect finish. It’s amazing for my nails.”
 — Pranita Vardam, Graphic Designer



Nykaa Nude Nail Enamel in Lavender Buttercream

“I’m not a makeup expert, but when it comes to my nails, I am very particular about taking care of them. I usually prefer to keep my nails natural, so I am definitely fonder of nude shades. I love various brands of nail paints, but Maybelline and Nykaa are my favourites. Nykaa’s matte nudes range definitely stands out for me and this Lavender Buttercream one always keeps my nails looking beautiful.”
— Divya Wable, Junior Graphic Designer



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