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What does nail polish have to do with love? We paint our nails before going out on hot dates, and certain colors evoke memories of tropical getaways or romantic weekends. So, it's no surprise that we sometimes have trouble telling the difference between the names of romance novels and of nail polishes. Here's a list of a few of our faves from both categories—can you tell which is which?
1. Tart With a Heart
British brand Butter London is known for their cheeky color names, and TWAH is a nail polish color. The light pink has grayish sparkles that make it a little more interesting than plain old silver.
2. I'm Not Really a Waitress
If this were a book, it would have the best sex scenes ever. Alas, it's actually a super sexy classic red from OPI, which you should wear when you meet your summer fling.
3. Ready for Romance
The heroine of this novel by Debbie Macomber is not sure which of two brothers she's more in love with. We had the exact same problem with Jordan and Jonathan Knight.
4. Between the Sheets
Deborah Lippmann describes this color as "tantalizing fuschia," which, if you think about it, is a really good name for a nail polish.
5. Kiss Me On My Tulips
OPI's 2012 collection honored the Netherlands, and this "smoochworthy" polish is the perfect bright pink for a date night. How long before the color (and its name) get featured in a romcom starring Emma Stone as a girl studying abroad in Amsterdam?
6. All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire
Although this sounds like a movie made to capitalize on the success of Twilight, this is the fifth book of the brilliantly-titled vampire romance series "Love at Stake," by Kerrelyn Sparks.
7. French Affair
A pinky-lavender shade from Essie, this is the perfect accessory to wear while having an actual French affair. Not that, um, we have first-hand experience with that.
8. A Penny for Your Thoughts
Not only is this the name of a romance novel, it's the name of three romance novels (by Bess McBride, Diane Darcy, and Mindy Starns Clark, respectively). Lesson: Pennies are really, really erotic. More copper-colored polish, please.
9. The Bride Wore Blue
Although most brides choose pastel polishes for their big day, the main character of this Cindy Gerard novel chose something a little bit more edgy when she walked down the aisle.
10. Frilly Knickers
The Butter London description for this iridescent glitter polish says it better than we could: "Twinkle twinkle little drawers."
11. The Darkest Seduction
In this book, a hot dude is possessed by the spirit of an ancient demon named—wait for it—Promiscuity. That sounds like one hell of a spoiler alert.
12. Good Girl Gone Bad
In addition to being a Rihanna album, this is a cabernet-colored glimmer polish from Deborah Lippmann.
13. A Rogue By Any Other Name
Sadly, this has nothing to do with Rhett Butler. But this book by Sarah MacLean is the first in a series about the rules of scoundrels, which does have a tremendous amount of promise.
14. Red-y Set Ex
This brilliant orange-red hue comes from Essie, because getting red-y and set with your ex is almost always a better idea on your toenails than in your life.