I've been doing my nails (not a salon, ME), since I was a kid. I'm middle-aged now, and after trying all sorts of brands, from the cheap to the high-end pricey ones, I've concluded that OPI is the best.
These polishes last two weeks, easy, looking decently on my toes. Hands less long (cause I wash dishes without gloves).
Lately, I've forgone nail polish on my fingers (laziness), but I still love to OPI my toes.
Opi goes on smooth, dries relatively fast, has rich colors, and lasts. Chick Flick Cherry is my fave of the cool, darker reds. Gorgeous red that makes my toes girly, sexy, and very happy. Hubby loves this color, too. Even comments on it. (When a man comments on a toenail color, it's gotta be nice!)
Malaga Wine is another lovely darker, coolor, winey-red color. (Try Kennebunk-port, too. Niiiice.) And in the warmer reds, Thrill of Brazil, Smok'n in Havana are tops. Moscow Red and Big Apple Red are terrific medium reds. And the signature OPI RED is probably flattering on just about everybody, a clear, bright red edging into coolness, a crisp red.
Other excellent colors to scope out: Yucantan if You want, Dutch Tulips, Silent Mauvie, 20 Candles on My Cake.
OPI also has lovely mauves, roses, and natural/beighey/caramel tones, but nothing beats their outstanding reds.
Too many colors, too little pedicure time!
I strongly recommend the OPI nail products. Truly superior. Your husband or boyfriend will be delighted.