On New Years Eve, I was bridesmaid at my best friends wedding, so was in the market for the perfect nude nail. I usually wear quite a lot of red/orange/pink/coral/berry on my nails because these are my favorite shades to wear and as my nails are not in the best condition they could be, feel like an opaque shades hides a multitude of sins! However, the dress I was wearing was a black cherry color and I thought something colorful would be overkill for a wedding, and besides I wanted something quite pretty and feminine without going down the french manicure route.
At a trip to the drugstore, I stumbled along Essie Back In The Limo, which is actually a fairly new polish from their Winter 2014 collection, and was just what I was after. It is a soft blush nude which leans more peach than pink and flatters my skin tone well. As always, I apply two coats which although isn’t totally opaque, gives great coverage and followed with a top coat leaves the nails looking healthy and fresh.
I often find that pale polishes can look my hands looking a bit washed out, or you really need to layer them up to get a decent coverage (Essie Mademoiselle to name one offender!), however this is so flattering on the nails and one that will compliment any outfit or occasion. Even though it is in the Winter collection, I think it will be perfect for Spring when all the pastel shades start appearing again!
What is your favorite nude nail polish? I need some more recommendations!
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