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Monday, May 18, 2015

Asking for a Friend - The Perfect Nude Nail Polish

Asking for a Friend The Perfect Nude Nail Polish

I'm almost certain that the phrase 'My Nails but Better' doesn't exist? Or at least I live in hope. Much like nude lipstick or even finding the ideal 'My Lips but Better' shade, stumbling on the ideal nude nail polish is just as tricky.

When it comes to nude nail polish I want a shade that compliments my somewhat yellow toned skin, it should give an effortless yet almost manicure effect and if it can give the illusion of longer, thinner fingers (I have the meaty paws of a small gentleman) then I am sold. Unlike my nude lipstick choices I like my barely there nail polish choices to lean both pink and sheer. I have come close with the likes of Essie Muchi Muchi and Essie Topless and Barefoot. There was even my brief fling with OPI Barefoot in Barcelona (admittedly more a tan hue than nude but great in the summer) but nothing has provided that a-ha moment! I need a polish that I can rely on day in day out that will not only compliment my skin tone but will work within every situation and outfit choice. I realise that this is a mighty task but I am sure someone out there will have the answer.

In a bid to stop handing over cash for shades that I will never wear I am turning to you, what is your go to nude come pink polish. I am open to all brands and price points - I just need to leap over this hurdle and put my polish woe to bed once and for all!

Hit me with your 'My Nails but Better' shades...yeah it doesn't get any easier typing that!

P.S the shade in the above photo is Olivia Palmero for Ciate in Sundays (£17), it isn't out until June. I will get a full review and swatch post up long before it launches.

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24 comments:

  1. Lately "Elegant" by Revlon has been my favourite! I also really like Deborah Lippmann's "Fashion". Hope this helps!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  2. Essie Ballet Slippers and Sand Tropez? I layer some colours like that to try and make my own nude. Just cause I can... haha! Also Burberry Ash Rose is pretty damn special.

    Lyon Notes

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  3. My fingernails have a strange blue appearance to them but with very white tips. I always get comments on them which can get annoying but maybe nail polish is the way to go!
    www.francescaroseblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. My favs are all OPI - Let Them Eat Rice Cakes, Tickle My Francey are both light nudes that suit yellowy skin or how about something more tan like San Tan Tonia. If you like something more of a nude pink then another of my favs by OPI might suit, it is called sweetheart and is lovely.

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    1. I 2ND Tickle My Francey!

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    2. I agree with Tickle My Francey as well! It is very lovely. Another polish that I love and deem my most perfect nude is Dior's Grege - it is pretty much flawless in my books!

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  5. My favs are all OPI - Let Them Eat Rice Cakes, Tickle My Francey are both light nudes that suit yellowy skin or how about something more tan like San Tan Tonia. If you like something more of a nude pink then another of my favs by OPI might suit, it is called sweetheart and is lovely.

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  6. I'm yet to try OPI for myself, lovely post!

    Anika | www.anikamay.co.uk

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  7. Essie Ballet Slippers buuuut... my new favourite nude as of today is the Barry M Sunset Curing Do It Like A Nude.

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  8. I like Caramel Cupcake by Rimmel, lovely nude all year round!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  9. Oooh! I think I have you with this one!

    Overall fave is Rimmel Salon Pro in Soul Session. Great longevity, fat brush for easy application and very chic shade.

    Also like L'Oreal Color Riche in Marie Antoinette. Boudoir Rose is nice too, and a little darker, so it might suit you more with your tan.

    Hope you find the one!

    Lorraine - John, It's Only Makeup!

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    1. Agreed, Rimmel Soul Session is my go to nude!

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  10. Boots No 7 in So Simple is a great one it's a warm beige tone that works well with my medium skin tone. sabiha x

    franklyflawless.com

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  11. This looks really nice, I've always used mademoiselle by Essie but its quiet sheer so you need about 3 coats!

    www.ajourneywithjo.com

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  13. This looks like the perfect nude shade for me! I need it!! My current favorite nude shade is Neutral statement by Maybelline, it's a mix of tan and pink but I'd say it's a little more on the pink side! Great for my yellow toned skin :)

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  14. I have a similar color from Ciate perfect to combine with other colors, nail art

    http://beautish-bymaya.blogspot.nl/

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  15. I love Maybelline's Rose Poudre x
    Beauty Wanderer

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  16. OPI Tickle My France-y.... it's not a perfect match to my skin but I don't wear really pale nude lipsticks either. Very soft, feminine and slightly mauve.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  17. My favourite so far is Estee Lauder Nude Attitude although I don't think this is a shade for everyone. Nude nail polishes are too hard!

    Raise The Waves

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  18. Nail very good. Where can I buy?
    There are beautiful wedding:Beautiful wedding

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  19. Try the Nails Inc VVB collection polish in Bamboo White... I have yellow toned skin and I love that shade!

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