It’s the warm, ladylike hue you’ve been searching for.

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If your red mani somehow just isn’t feeling right now that we’re post holidays, and the frigid temps outside are a daily reminder that we’re not even close to spring’s pale pink nails, there is hope yet. A pretty little bottle landed at SL HQ and we immediately knew it was the polish hue to get your fingers through these pre-spring months (aka winter).

Smith & Cult’s new Powder Posse polish falls somewhere in the pink-mauve-lilac spectrum—and it’s utterly delightful. It has a nostalgic feel to it that will work for the current season and beyond. It’s a neutral, feminine touch for all those darker colors we’re drawn to during the winter months and will effortlessly transition for spring.

So let’s talk about the elephant in the room: it’s pricey. We’ll admit that $18 for a nail polish is a bit steep, but it has convinced us to think about our polish purchases a little differently. First of all, every single one of Smith & Cult’s polishes are 8-free. That means they’re formulated without all those toxins with names we can’t pronounce. Not to mention, this polish goes on smooth and stays on. In a word, you’re getting what you pay for. We probably wouldn’t splurge for a trendy Smith & Cult shade—for that we’ll stick to the drugstore bargain brands—but a vintage-y, classic color that we’ll wear all season long will certainly be an investment we won’t hesitate to make.

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What polish colors are you drawn to this time of year? Just like those late-summer and early-fall months, it’s always hard to find the perfect transition polish. We hope you love this pick as much as we do.