Just like you suddenly have to start thinking about what to wear when you start working, it also means you can’t wear just any color on your nails or eyes anymore. It’s a really weird sensation I must say. A bit like when you were a little kid and wanted to play with a toy, but you weren’t allowed to (because it was an expensive device, and those were of course the coolest toys;)).
So what to wear on your nails? Well obviously all shades of red are always good. They can be chic, as well as funky, and always cheer up anything you’re wearing. Red is just a cool detail. Pink is I think the most popular color, but in my opinion can sometimes be a bit boring and also neon pink needs some reconsideration if you want to wear it to a client meeting.
Well after wearing a couple of shades of red or pink on different occassions, you might get bored and want to try something else. Obviously neon green might not be the bestest choice, and that’s when the nude puppy’s march into the whole scene! Ever since the whole nude trend started to rage I was very opposing, thinking “why would you want to be a plain Jane and wear boring colors, when there are so many happy colors?” Sorry my bad, especially as these colors are the best to wear on your nails in the office (seperate post on nude colors in general follows tommorow).
Grey, beige, light pink, all these colors on your nails will definitely not make a plain Jane (and are pretty hard to find with good coverage as they’re usually very sheer). Also cool combo’s of greyish purple or dark green can also do the trick.
I think the main rule should be it should look chic, so go for ‘boring’ or darker colors. Also make sure the color has a good pigment, as a lot of nail polishes of the non standard colors look bright in the bottle but are actually really sheer. Black is a little bit too tricky for me, but I’ve seen it and if it’s with a good clothes combo (proper, decent etc.) it can look really good!
The colors that I tried so far (next to the standard colors red and pink) are dark purple, light baby pink, bright coral, grey and beige. The last two colors are really my favorites lately and I’ve made some pictures of them to show you (Note: I really have to get into this whole Nail of the Day (NOTD) thingy type of picture, also please don’t pay too much attention to my nail polishing skills as I put it on like a blind monkey).
Also there’s a whole rage on the internets for the Chanel Particuliére nail polish and the Catrice ‘From dusk to dawn’. I’m never really impressed by rages but I think I saw the Chanel on a woman who was passing me by the other day (yes I had the time), and it looked AMAZING! I will have to check the stores if it’s really that cool (if there’s any left as it has been sold out like crazy) and I will be hunting the Catrice one as it is sold out everywhere as well (no they’re not the same color:))! Wish me luck;)
Chanel Particuliére nail polish, Picture: www.temptalia.com
Catrice, From dusk to dawn nail polish, swatch picture from www.cherryfizz.nl
Just try something different, and even the smallest details like a cool color on your nails, can brighten up your day!
Peace has been nailed! Ivana
I got this one in Hong Kong, after looking everywhere for a good coverage beige nail polish. Now I know the big brands (KOH, Essie, OPI etc.) definitely have it, but I take a challenge in getting good stuff for cheap:).
If you’re a history geek, like me, you wille love the name of this polish(Berlin)! Also today is the remebrance day for the victims of WWII, so please take a few minutes of your time to think of all the people who fought so hard to give us the freedom we enjoy today. Peace to all in the world.