The District of Columbia Nail Polish Collection

This rich cobalt is named for Anacostia High School, whose colors are blue and red.
This rich cobalt is named for Anacostia High School, whose colors are blue and red.

Ana Photograph by Studio 85

Growing up in Anacostia, the sisters walked by the neighborhood’s iconic chair statue multiple times a day.
Growing up in Anacostia, the sisters walked by the neighborhood’s iconic chair statue multiple times a day.

Big Chair Brown Photograph by Studio 85

“This is a political town,” says Burriss, “and everyone knows where the president lives.” This polish pays homage to the famous address with an executive-appropriate blue.
“This is a political town,” says Burriss, “and everyone knows where the president lives.” This polish pays homage to the famous address with an executive-appropriate blue.

1600 Photograph by Studio 85

This vibrant hue is reminiscent of the sweet and tangy BBQ sauce the sisters pour over carryout food.
This vibrant hue is reminiscent of the sweet and tangy BBQ sauce the sisters pour over carryout food.

Mambo Sauce Photograph by Studio 85

Go-go music is a gigantic part of DC history, and Burriss, who grew up listening to groups like Backyard Band, says glitter-flecked midnight black is the exact shade she’d wear to a concert.
Go-go music is a gigantic part of DC history, and Burriss, who grew up listening to groups like Backyard Band, says glitter-flecked midnight black is the exact shade she’d wear to a concert.

Go-Go Photograph by Studio 85

An opaque ivy green calls to mind the foliage in Northwest’s Rock Creek Park.
An opaque ivy green calls to mind the foliage in Northwest’s Rock Creek Park.

Roc Creek Photograph by Studio 85

This glittery turquoise reminds Burriss of the girls who use the the slang term.
This glittery turquoise reminds Burriss of the girls who use the the slang term.

Bama Photograph by Studio 85

Another polish named after another slang term. "It always tickles me when I hear it," says Burriss, "because then I think 'we actually made a color for that!'"
Another polish named after another slang term. “It always tickles me when I hear it,” says Burriss, “because then I think ‘we actually made a color for that!'”

Yung Photograph by Studio 85

A nod to the Washington Redskins–obsessed home (hence the red) the designers grew up in.
A nod to the Washington Redskins–obsessed home (hence the red) the designers grew up in.

1806 Photograph by Studio 85

A feel-good tangerine for a feel-good slang term from the early ’90s.
A feel-good tangerine for a feel-good slang term from the early ’90s.

Bussin Photograph by Studio 85

The perfect shade for a night out on the bar strip north of Logan Circle.
The perfect shade for a night out on the bar strip north of Logan Circle.

U St. Photograph by Studio 85

A metallic goldenrod also created with the young women of DC in mind.
A metallic goldenrod also created with the young women of DC in mind.

Tight Photograph by Studio 85

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