When it comes to faking height and long fingers I can say that… I am an expert!! How?
NUDE, NUDE, NUDE!
No. I’m not saying that you should become a stripper (haha). I’m talking about nude colors! Nude colored heels elongate your legs, and it works the same way with your fingernails. So here is a review on “the best nude nail polish”. I promise, it will make your fingers look longer and your hands look more elegant and feminine. Believe it or not, this can also make you look more professional too.
Not too long ago I had an admin job. I remember one of my bosses making it very clear (more like… extra clear) how important it was for his staff to have well-kept hands and nails. He never said it directly, but he did get one of the ladies a gift card to a nail salon. She was the one who desperately needed it, and though he made it seem like an incentive, we all knew the truth. This was the moment when I realized that people and bosses actually pay a lot of attention to a woman’s hands. I guess this can be very important, or so I was told by an Uber driver I once met. He said that he always looked at a woman’s hands and feet to decide whether he would date them or not. I don’t remember how we ended talking about it but I had never heard anyone say that so I asked him why. He responded that if a woman takes care of her hands and feet, she most likely takes care of everything else in her life, meaning…her apartment, wardrobe, car, family, life, etc! To me, my Uber driver had a very interesting point, one that I had never given much thought to until… he mentioned it!
Besides the fact that nude colors makes your uber driver like you more and help you look more professional at work, Nude colors are easier to wear since they hide the normal wear and tear better than bright colors. You also have so many “nude color” choices. You could get a soft pink, semi-sheer, full coverage, almost brownish, almost-pinkish, etc. I have tried a few and these are some of my favorites:
Le Vernis Chanel
First of all, I would like to say that the re-formulated Chanel nail polish is a long lasting one. It has a high-shine that looks almost (if not just like) gel nails. If applied correctly, it can last you up to 10 days. I usually apply a clear coat every 3 days to prevent chipping.
These nail polishes are enriched with bioceramics and ceramides that help to keep your nails stronger over time. They don’t bubble and they are easy to apply. Here are two of my favorite nude colors available for fall 2017.
Le Vernis Chanel in ‘Organdi 504’
This is a nude pink in the neutral-cool category, perfect for a fair-skinned person with cool undertones. Even though I don’t have fair skin, I still think it’s very suitable for other skin tones. Something that I really like about it is that it’s a full coverage color… Think of it as a foundation for your nails ($28 USD).
This beautiful muted taupe nude nail polish is one of the fall 2017 collection. I think you will love this fall collection. The color goes very well with fall colors and looks great with most skin tones, I also like its purple undertone ($28 USD).
*Cool detail: This Chanel Fall Collection 2017 was Inspired by the colors of the Californian coastline and big city lights.
If pinks are not your thing… A classic brownish nude nail polish might work better for you. This classic taupe with creamy beige undertones has become part of the Tom Ford permanent collection. It makes your nails look clean and sophisticated. It can last you about 5-7 days, offers excellent full coverage and a super glossy finish ($36 USD).
A nude nail polish with an edge… As I said before, when it comes to nudes, we have a great selection to choose from and this beautiful taupe nude gives us best of both worlds –A classic nude color + classy shimmer! It has a golden holographic shimmer and a very nice nude base color You could also use it on top of any other nude lacquer you like since is semi-sheer or you could do 3 coats to make it full coverage. It can last up to 5-7 days. Something else I would like to mention is that this is also a nail treatment that contains 10 different ingredients for health, wear and shine ($20 USD).
Another nude lacquer with a twist… This gorgeous shimmery in a delicate soft pink is both playful and sophisticated. The shimmer is in golden tones that makes you feel like you are looking at the sky during “golden hour”, right before sunset… It lasts about 5 days ($ 18 USD).
Chic + quality is how I would describe this beautiful nude lacquer with a hint of hot pink glitter; the glitter is so fine that it’s hard to notice(unless you are under light). The glitter gives it a rosé afternoon sparkle. It’s absolutely one of my favorites!! It lasts for about 5-7 days, which is great because I usually get bored of the color right around that time. The only thing that I didn’t love about this nail polish was the brush… It’s kind of stiff and it doesn’t glide like the other ones ($18 USD)
When it comes to nude nail polish, you don’t have to apply it too thickly. The purpose is not to hide your nail completely (unless in a full coverage-lacquer), two thin coats should be enough.
***When using these nail polishes I applied a base coat ‘OPI Nail Envy ‘Sensitive & Peeling’ and I finished with ‘Essie Gel Top Coat’.
This is a semi-sheer pink lacquer. I think this is a great color for fair-skinned people, but I still love one layer of this beautiful color on me. It makes your nails look healthy and shiny no matter what skin color you are. It also lasts up to 7 days, is super easy to apply (thanks to the amazing brush), and is very glossy. In fact, you don’t even need a top coat, though I would still highly recommend it so you’re protected as much as possible 😉 ($28 USD).
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