Most women seem to go through phases where they wear nail polish for awhile, then they don't. It's bright pink shades for a few months and then deep, dark reds; with maybe a short foray into vivid blue. I am a firm believer in signatures. Signature style. Signature colors. Signature silhouettes. Both men and women should have them; well, at least one.
Nail polish is a good candidate. Chances are, there is a particular shade that looks best with your skin tone, so narrowing it down shouldn't be too hard.
My signature nail polish shade is a deep eggplant. It's the only shade I've worn since December and believe it or not, people notice. Plus, it makes it really, really easy on me. I gave away all those pinks and reds and greens and blues I never really wore. I did keep my supplies for a good old fashioned french manicure though; because dark purple nail polish may not be the most appropriate.
I use an O.P.I. shade called Lincoln Park After Dark. It's magical.
Now, I'm going to show you a couple photos of me with it on, and I realized after the fact that they were edited in black and white. And, you can see my mess ups. When I paint my nails, I don't really try to stay in the lines really because I go back later with a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover and delete all the mistakes.
How lovely is this?