Please excuse the misleading of this title post, but in my woeful lack of reliable Internet state a long forgotten boxset of Arrested Development has become my best friend and when I came up with the idea for a nude nail edit, it would have been criminal not to mention the phrase ‘Never Nude’ in this post. But lets move on for the non-Arrested Development obsessed folk and chat nudes. When it comes nails I tend to go for extremes on both sides of the colour spectrum, brilliantly bold – I’m thinking Nails Inc Baker Street (remember that one?) or stylishly simple. Right now, I’m embracing the neutral side of proceedings…
Leighton Denny Leading Lady* is the pinkiest out of the bunch – think Essie Topless and Barefoot but with a hyped up tone of taupe. Easy to wear and a great pick for darker skinned gals due to it’s blushed colour. If I had to pick a top five nail polishes ever then Nails Inc Porchester Square* would be in for shot at one of the top spots. I’ve posted about this before but it’s easily one of my all-time favourites, so why not rave about it again, eh? A slight heather grey undertone takes the edge of this otherwise neutral nude. The newest addition to the clan is CHANEL Frenzy – a colour I tried to resist the urge for but just had to give in. Shade wise it’s pretty darn similar to Porchester Square if a little beige-ier and I love it. The formula is questionable (it’s true what they all say about the chipping), but I’ll handle it’s short appearance on my nails cause it’s a beaut. Moving onto two picks which are a little darker, Essie’s Chinchilly and OPI Berlin There Done That* (please can I be best friends with the person who comes up with their names!?!). Both are more grey that my other picks and give a nod to the mushroom trend that was all the rage when nudes first became popular. Barry M Mushroom anyone? Such a classic!
So only one question remains – are you a never nude or a nearly always nude? I have to right now I’m nearly always nude….oooh er!