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We loved how Minka Kelly accented her beige ensemble with a pop of red nail polish at the opening of Valentino‘s Rodeo Drive store in Beverly Hills, so we caught up with the actress to get the inside scoop on her high-octane mani! Kelly lacquered up in Essie‘s Geranium, a bold poppy. “I thought it was a fun, fresh color to put with the gold accents in my dress,” she told InStyle exclusively. “If it were winter, I’d go for a more burgundy color, but I thought this was perfect for spring.” We agree! Get your hands (and nails) on your own bottle at essie.com for $8, and click through our gallery to see more celebrity manicures!

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