Every fall and winter I tend to gravitate towards dark and moody grey and burgundy tones for my nails. Some of my favorites include Essie Sole Mate, OPI You Don’t Know Jacques, and OPI Over the Taupe. As I’ve mentioned in the past (here and here), I’ve purchased the equipment and learned how to give myself a manicure that rivals most nail salons, since the price for a decent professional manicure starts $30 in my area. (ridiculous, right?)
Since I have endured two weeks with a dark grey manicure I wasn’t in love with (CND Shellac in Asphalt is just too dark for me), I was craving a drastic change. One of the things I love most about Shellac are the endless color combinations to try. I decided to go with a pearlescent nude, layering Moonlight & Roses over Iced Coral. The result is a chic nude nail with a hint of shimmer. Although darker shades have been the trend for fall and winter manicures year after year, I think an elegant flesh-toned manicure is a classicly chic look that never goes out of style. Here are my favorite polish picks for a pearlescent nude manicure.
Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer – Safari Beige . . . $22
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color – Pearl Drop . . . $25
Butter London Lacquer – Pearly Queen . . . $14
Essie – Show Me The Ring . . . $8
OPI – Time-Less is More . . . $7
MAC Nail Lacquer – Oyster Shell . . . $15
What is your favorite nail polish to wear this time of year?
Have you ever been disappointed with a nail polish color after it dries?