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    17 Essie Nail Polish Colors Ranked From "So Good" To "Phenomenal"

    Anyone else just stare at the Essie selection every time they go to CVS?

    17. Mint Candy Apple. You might be surprised that this didn't make it to the top of the list, but hear me out. It was AMAZING in its prime...and that prime was 2004–8.

    Hand holding mint candy apple nail polish

    16. Feelin' Poppy. A fun flirty red to whip out whenever you're feelin' bold (and poppy, I guess).

    Hand holding feelin' poppy nail polish

    15. Empire Shade of Mind. I mean, what else are you going to wear on New Year's besides this shiny silver?

    Hand holding empire shade of mind nail polish

    14. Butler Please. I've never loved the name of this one, but it is so much fun. This shade POPS.

    Hand holding butler please nail polish

    13. Lucite of Reality, on the other hand? A sick name and a sick color. Forest green for the win!

    Hand holding lucite of reality nail polish

    12. Playing Koi. Is this not the PERFECT fall color?! Love me a burnt orange.

    Hand holding playing koi nail polish

    11. Petal Pushers. I'm painfully obsessed with this rich gray. It makes me feel so warm and cozy inside.

    Hand holding petal pushers nail polish

    10. Tart Deco. Don't tell me you've never had your toes painted this color before going on vacation! I won't believe you.

    Hand holding tart deco nail polish

    9. Bordeaux. This deep wine red is sexy and sophisticated. Wear it to a cocktail party or on a fancy date for an extra boost of confidence.

    Hand holding Bordeaux nail polish

    8. Lilacism. This is the only purple shade on this list because it's the only purple shade that DESERVES to be on this list.

    Hand holding lilacism nail polish

    7. Blanc. I'm yet to find a brand that makes a white polish as clean and bright as Essie's. Whenever I can't decide on a color, I know I'll always be happy with this on my fingers.

    Hand holding blanc nail polish

    6. Forever Yummy. This color is the perfect red, and you can fight me on that!

    Hand holding forever yummy nail polish

    5. Fiji. Hello, gorgeous creamy pink. This shade makes me feel so cute, period.

    Hand holding fiji nail polish

    4. Wicked. It's officially October, so this absolutely needed to make it to the top five. Whether you're feeling witchy or classy, this color is the perfect addition to your badass wardrobe.

    Hand holding wicked nail polish

    3. Turquoise & Caicos. I love how muted, yet original this color is. Chances are, no one else will be wearing it, so it's guaranteed to make you stand out in a social setting!

    Hand holding turquoise and caicos nail polish

    2. Ballet Slippers. No one was cooler than that one girl who always wore this delightful neutral pink in high school. It goes with literally everything, and it is just so PRETTY.

    Hand holding ballet slippers nail polish

    1. And finally...the one...the only...Bikini So Teeny. This color never ceases to mesmerize me. It instantly transports me to a beach in Hawaii, where I'm sipping on a strawberry daiquiri — not a care in the world. If you don't have this in your Essie collection, what are you doing?!

    Hand holding bikini so teeny nail polish