Published On: Thu, Jan 10th, 2019

How to pick your perfect polish based on your ’90s spirit animal

Princess Diana

A pearlescent white lacquer aptly dubbed “Princess Cut” from British brand Butter London serves up the perfect Diana-esque mani. It’s pale enough to follow royal protocol but features a hint of glamorous shimmer to suit Di’s rebellious streak.

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Butter London Princess Cut Crushed Diamonds Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer, $  24, butterlondon.ca
Butter London Princess Cut Crushed Diamonds Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer, $ 24, butterlondon.ca

Butter London Princess Cut Crushed Diamonds Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer, $ 24, butterlondon.ca

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow holds her Oscar for Best Actress for her role in "Shakespeare in Love" at the 71st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles 21 March, 1999.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow holds her Oscar for Best Actress for her role in "Shakespeare in Love" at the 71st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles 21 March, 1999.  (Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

A teary, taffeta-clad Paltrow accepting her Oscar for Shakespeare in Love is the stuff of ’90s folklore. For a princess moment of your own, paint on a frosted polish in a shade reminiscent of the star’s iconic Ralph Lauren gown.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Polar-izing, $  10, londondrugs.com
Essie Nail Lacquer in Polar-izing, $ 10, londondrugs.com

Essie Nail Lacquer in Polar-izing, $ 10, londondrugs.com

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell presents a new creation by French fashion house Chanel on October 17, 1994 as part of the Spring-Summer ready-to-wear collections.
Naomi Campbell presents a new creation by French fashion house Chanel on October 17, 1994 as part of the Spring-Summer ready-to-wear collections.  (GERARD JULIEN/ Getty Images)

There are supermodels and then there is Naomi. Over-the-top is essentially this glamazon’s base temperature, which means only statement-making talons will do. Might we suggest an electric cobalt polish sealed with a high-shine top coat (because dullness and Naomi are antonymous, of course).

Nars Nail Polish in Night Out, $  25, thebay.com
Nars Nail Polish in Night Out, $ 25, thebay.com

Nars Nail Polish in Night Out, $ 25, thebay.com

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How to pick your perfect polish based on your ’90s spirit animal