Thanks to L.A.’s lengthy Indian Summer, I’m still not ready for traditional “fall” nail colors. I skipped the traditional red mani and tried the gorgeous emerald shimmer in Calabasas Cash ($18) by Lauren B. Beauty, instead. What I like about the jewel-toned shade is it has a harder edge to it. The intensely pigmented lacquer lasts longer than the nail salon options, too, though a weekly brush of a glossy topcoat will extend your wear another extra week. The brush is packed with twice the standard amount of bristles, so two coats are all you’ll need for a saturated color.
A native Angeleno, Nav is a Leo, hates cilantro, and has been testing beauty products for print and digital magazines for nearly a decade. She spends her days working in media and strategy and her nights sniffing out slightly quirky yet impeccably pretty things along with her
German Shepherd, Le Tigre.