J.Lo’s Baby-Pink Manicure Is The Perfect Valentine’s Day Accessory

Megan Decker
·4-min read

A few weeks ago, you may have been obsessed with the sleek, timeless look of glossy jet-black fingernails. Then, cherry-red polish felt perfectly wintery, so maybe you tried that one on for size. If you're anything like us, influenced by the ebbs and flows of what's hot in nails, it can be a headache to keep up with the trends — and right now, you're probably in serious need of a polish refresh.

In these situations, a pale-pink, barely-there nail polish checks all the boxes: pretty and clean, a refreshingly muted choice that doesn't grab your attention every time you look down at your fingers — and J.Lo just wore the perfect shade that has us feeling all the romantic Valentine's Day vibes. Find her exact blush-pink polish ahead, plus some other foolproof options for your next DIY manicure.

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<h3>CND Shellac Soft Peony</h3><br>In his Instagram Stories, Bachik shared some behind-the-scenes snaps from the photoshoot, including the bottle of nail polish he used: CND Shellac in Soft Peony.<br><br><strong>CND</strong> Shellac Soft Peony (0.25 oz), $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FCND-Shellac-Soft-Peony-0-25-oz%2F815395061" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Walmart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Walmart</a>

CND Shellac Soft Peony


In his Instagram Stories, Bachik shared some behind-the-scenes snaps from the photoshoot, including the bottle of nail polish he used: CND Shellac in Soft Peony.

CND Shellac Soft Peony (0.25 oz), $, available at Walmart
<h3>Suite Eleven Sandcastles</h3><br>If you're going for a more neutral, nude-leaning shade, consider this sandy beige-pink from Suite Eleven.<br><br><strong>Suite Eleven</strong> Sandcastles, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suiteleven.com%2Fcollections%2Fnail-lacquer%2Fproducts%2Fsandcastles" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Suite Eleven" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Suite Eleven</a>

Suite Eleven Sandcastles


If you're going for a more neutral, nude-leaning shade, consider this sandy beige-pink from Suite Eleven.

Suite Eleven Sandcastles, $, available at Suite Eleven
<h3>Pear Nova Lunar Halo</h3><br>For long wear, specifically a <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-gel-nail-polish" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:gel-based formula" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">gel-based formula</a>, go with Pear Nova's Lunar Halo, a creamy, opaque rose pink.<br><br><strong>Pear Nova</strong> Lunar Halo, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pearnova.com%2Fcollections%2Fgel-lacquer%2Fproducts%2Flunar-halo" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pear Nova" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Pear Nova</a>

Pear Nova Lunar Halo


For long wear, specifically a gel-based formula, go with Pear Nova's Lunar Halo, a creamy, opaque rose pink.

Pear Nova Lunar Halo, $, available at Pear Nova
<h3>Essie Gel Couture Gossamer Garments</h3><br>If <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2017/05/155997/queen-elizabeth-nail-polish-essie-ballet-slippers" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ballet Slippers" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ballet Slippers</a> is your perma-M.O., you won't have to stray too far to hit a similar trending color that's just a touch sheerer. "A translucent pink like Gossamer Garments by Essie gives a healthy flush of natural gloss that flatters every skin tone," says nail pro <a href="https://www.instagram.com/michellesaundersjames/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Michelle Saunders" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Michelle Saunders</a>.<br><br><strong>Essie</strong> Gel Couture Sheer Silhouettes Nail Polish, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fessie-gel-couture-57-sheer-silhouette-0-46-fl-oz%2F-%2FA-53633314" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>

Essie Gel Couture Gossamer Garments


If Ballet Slippers is your perma-M.O., you won't have to stray too far to hit a similar trending color that's just a touch sheerer. "A translucent pink like Gossamer Garments by Essie gives a healthy flush of natural gloss that flatters every skin tone," says nail pro Michelle Saunders.

Essie Gel Couture Sheer Silhouettes Nail Polish, $, available at Target
<h3>Sally Hansen Mega Strength Boss Gloss</h3><br>Sally Hansen recently released <a href="https://www.sallyhansen.com/us/nail-color/mega-strength" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:a formulation of long-wear polish" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">a formulation of long-wear polish</a>, which is easy to spot on the shelves thanks to its chunky Mega Strength label. This pale pink, called Boss Gloss, comes highly recommended by nail pro <a href="https://www.instagram.com/skyyhadley28/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Skyy Hadley" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Skyy Hadley</a>. "This shade is perfect for everyday," she says. "It's sheer but pigmented just so."<br><br><strong>Sally Hansen</strong> Mega Strength Nail Polish Lacquer, Boss Gloss, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FSally-Hansen-Mega-Strength-Nail-Polish-Lacquer-Boss-Gloss-0-40-Fl-Oz%2F399201591" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Walmart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Walmart</a>

Sally Hansen Mega Strength Boss Gloss


Sally Hansen recently released a formulation of long-wear polish, which is easy to spot on the shelves thanks to its chunky Mega Strength label. This pale pink, called Boss Gloss, comes highly recommended by nail pro Skyy Hadley. "This shade is perfect for everyday," she says. "It's sheer but pigmented just so."

Sally Hansen Mega Strength Nail Polish Lacquer, Boss Gloss, $, available at Walmart
<h3>tenoverten Watts<br></h3><br><a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-non-toxic-nail-polish" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tenoverten" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Tenoverten</a> nail pro Nadine Abramcyk tells us that Watts, a cool-toned <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/pastel-nail-polish-colors" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pastel" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pastel</a>, hits the sweet spot between barely-there blush and <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/09/8482931/lavender-nail-polish" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lavender" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lavender</a>. "I love this pinkish mauve color for winter or spring," she says. "It's a soft pastel that still makes a fresh statement."<br><br><strong>Tenoverten</strong> Nail Polish in Watts, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Ftenoverten-nail-polish-watts-0-45-fl-oz%2F-%2FA-53931365" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>

tenoverten Watts


Tenoverten nail pro Nadine Abramcyk tells us that Watts, a cool-toned pastel, hits the sweet spot between barely-there blush and lavender. "I love this pinkish mauve color for winter or spring," she says. "It's a soft pastel that still makes a fresh statement."

Tenoverten Nail Polish in Watts, $, available at Target
<h3>Olive & June JM</h3><br>With a calendar packed with Zoom meetings, you'll need a <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-pink-nail-polish" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:neutral pink polish" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">neutral pink polish</a> to match every sweatsuit — which is where Olive & June's best-selling pink comes into play. This shade, JM (named after jewelry designer <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jenmeyerjewelry/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jennifer Meyer" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jennifer Meyer</a>), is the perfect cool, pale opaque pink.<br><br><strong>Olive & June</strong> 7-FREE NAIL POLISH in JM, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Foliveandjune.com%2Fcollections%2Fnail-polish%2Fproducts%2Fjm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Olive & June" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Olive & June</a>

Olive & June JM


With a calendar packed with Zoom meetings, you'll need a neutral pink polish to match every sweatsuit — which is where Olive & June's best-selling pink comes into play. This shade, JM (named after jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer), is the perfect cool, pale opaque pink.

Olive & June 7-FREE NAIL POLISH in JM, $, available at Olive & June
<h3>Chanel Ballerina </h3><br>The nail-polish equivalent to a Chanel quilted purse you bought on consignment, consider this the investment polish you'll wear forever. "Chanel's Ballerina polish is a classic, both in shade and label," says nail pro <a href="https://www.instagram.com/naominailsnyc/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Naomi Yasuda" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Naomi Yasuda</a>. "It is the perfect barely-there pink, for an everyday, natural look."<br><br><strong>Chanel</strong> Longwear Nail Colour in Ballerina 167, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chanel.com%2Fus%2Fmakeup%2Fp%2F159010%2Fle-vernis-longwear-nail-colour%2F%3Fgclid%3DEAIaIQobChMIxs3x-PiB4AIVA1uGCh0HZwzsEAkYASABEgLcYPD_BwE" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chanel" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Chanel</a>

Chanel Ballerina


The nail-polish equivalent to a Chanel quilted purse you bought on consignment, consider this the investment polish you'll wear forever. "Chanel's Ballerina polish is a classic, both in shade and label," says nail pro Naomi Yasuda. "It is the perfect barely-there pink, for an everyday, natural look."

Chanel Longwear Nail Colour in Ballerina 167, $, available at Chanel
<h3>Kendra Scott Rose Quartz <br></h3><br>Another super-sheer option, this polish created by jewelry designer Kendra Scott was formulated to look like a wash of <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/pearl-nail-polish-trend" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pearlescent" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pearlescent</a> pink to match whatever rings you're wearing, whether you're a gold or silver girl.<br><br><strong>Kendra Scott</strong> Color Coat Nail Lacquer in Rose Quartz, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kendrascott.com%2Fnew-now%2Ftrending-now%2Fnail-lacquer%2Fcolorcoats.html%3Fcgid%3Dnail-polish%26dwvar_colorcoats_stoneColor%3D682%23start%3D20" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kendra Scott" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kendra Scott</a>

Kendra Scott Rose Quartz


Another super-sheer option, this polish created by jewelry designer Kendra Scott was formulated to look like a wash of pearlescent pink to match whatever rings you're wearing, whether you're a gold or silver girl.

Kendra Scott Color Coat Nail Lacquer in Rose Quartz, $, available at Kendra Scott
<h3>OPI Bubble Bath</h3><br>The great equalizer of nail polishes, <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-opi-nail-polish-colors#slide-1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:OPI's best-selling" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">OPI's best-selling</a> sheer pinky-nude is beloved by just about everyone for <em>every</em> occasion.<br><br><strong>OPI</strong> Nail Lacquer Bubble Bath, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/OPI-Nail-Lacquer-Bubble-Bath/dp/B000NG889Q" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

OPI Bubble Bath


The great equalizer of nail polishes, OPI's best-selling sheer pinky-nude is beloved by just about everyone for every occasion.

OPI Nail Lacquer Bubble Bath, $, available at Amazon

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