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Stephanie’s Favorite Summer Nail Polish

You know that thing when you stand there at the nail salon, spending a solid seven minutes debating between polish choices, only to land on the standby shade you’ve worn 40 times before? Jin Soon’s Blue Iris, a deep-but-punchy royal blue, is that shade for me. No matter my mood (or the season — though for some reason, summer seems the most ideal), I keep coming back to it.

The weird thing is, I’m not usually into bold colors. I’m more of a makeup minimalist. But something about the depth of this shade — which some may call “Yves Klein” or “cobalt,” but I just describe as “ugh, so good” — draws me in and makes me come back to it again and again. I’ve gone through probably two bottles a summer for the past two years.

Beyond the shade itself, one thing that’s made me a devoted fan is that Jin Soon’s polish formula is by far one of the best I’ve ever used. It goes on smoother than any other and has a super-glossy finish, so it gives my crappy DIY manicures a legitimate shot at not looking awful. I just can’t quit you, Blue Iris.

Jin Soon nail polish in Blue Iris, $18, available at Net-a-Porter.

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