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Lupita Nyong'o's Rainbow of Nails: The Lady Loves a Pretty Polish

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Courtesy Lupita Nyong’o; Danny Moloshok/Landov

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about Lupita Nyong’o’s clothes, makeup and hair (like, a lot of time), but somehow we’ve managed to overlook one major style choice the star’s been making: Her nail color. Far from having one favorite polish and sticking to it, the Oscar winner experiments with a fun new shade nearly every time she’s on a red carpet. Most recently, before Thursday night’s Calvin Klein Women in Film party in Cannes, she posted a shot of her perfectly polished French mani (below) with the caption “When in France…”

When in France… #nails

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A quick tour of her Instagram reveals she loves to post mani photos, whether it’s showing off a chic-for-spring Lancôme shade (she’s the line’s new face), a punchy yellow polish, an elegant ombré look or award-worthy gold. We rounded up just a few of her best mani moments, above, for some weekend polish inspiration (or just to add to your “I Wanna Be Lupita” Pinterest board).

So what do you think — does the World’s Most Beautiful Woman also have the world’s most awesome choice of nailpolish colors? Do you experiment with shades too, or are you a one-hue loyalist? Share your thoughts in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff, with John Soper