The Prettiest Pink Nail Polishes Ever Created

Like a Chanel quilted crossbody bag, there's something inherently classic about pink nail polish. The tiny glass bottle of paint for your fingernails might sound like a laughable investment when compared to $3,000 leather, but if you find your perfect pink, it'll stay with you forever.

Seeing as the rapidly-approaching holiday of love — you know it as Valentine's Day — has us shifting our mood boards towards all things rose-tinted, from accessories to fingernails, we thought it the perfect time to round up the best pink polishes money can buy. The pink crème de la crème, if you will.

Sally Hansen Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Sweet Talker, $4.99

If you're looking for an affordable pink polish, preferably one of chip-resistant quality, Berkovitz recommends hunting down Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure polish in the shade Sweet Talker. "This bottle is my drugstore go-to," she says.

"It’s sheer, but with the perfect blend of pink pigment to make your nails look shiny and polished." Plus, the shade name feels appropriate for Valentine's Day mani.

Chanel Longwear Nail Colour in Ballerina 167, $28.00

The nail-polish equivalent to that Chanel crossbody bag, consider this the investment polish you'll wear forever. "Chanel's Ballerina polish is a classic, both in shade and label," explains Sally Hansen professional nail pro Naomi Yasuda. "It is the perfect barely-there pink, for an everyday, natural look."

LAUREN B Nail Polish in LOVE., $18.00

Lauren Berkovitz, CEO and Founder of Lauren B. Beauty, tells us us that her must-have shade of pink polish is a staple from her own line. "I was inspired by my wedding," she explains of how the soft blush tone called Love came into existence. "It's a cool-toned, sheer petal pink that delivers glossy nails with two swipes. It never fails to make me feel chic and elegant."

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Resurrection, $18.00

A pink halfway between neon bright and sheer blush, Marc Jacobs' Resurrection is a fail-safe polish. "I consider this shade the perfect bubblegum pink color," says Yasuda. "It's fun, perfect for a night out, but still classic enough to wear at work the rest of week."

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Ceremony of Secrets, $18.00

If you're looking for a universally-flattering pink polish with a touch of sparkle, you can't go wrong with Smith and Cult's Ceremony of Secrets. "The shade itself is pretty soft and subtle," says Yasuda. "But the addition of glitter makes this polish fun, and fitting for any occasion." We think of it as the polish equivalent to the romantic toast, clinking champagne flutes brimming with sparkling rosé.

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish in Loubiflash Neoprene, Pink, $30.00

Even if your Valentine's Day looks more like sweatpants and a pint of Ben & Jerry's in bed, you can give your nails the knockout designer treatment with a neon-pink DIY mani, courtesy of Mr. Christian Louboutin. "I love a bold, bright pink — and Christian Louboutin's Neoprene polish is just that," 

Yasuda tells us. "This color is super pigmented, borderline fluorescent on the nails." Plus, the pointy, calligraphy-style bottle only adds to the appeal.

Which is your favorite pink? Tell me in the comments below!

Lots of Love!!!