The growth of nail art and subsequent increase in demand for products to meet the needs of the amateur nail artists makes it easy to forget that a simple manicure is still very fashionable. No matter the level of your nail polish artistry, or how you wear your nails, I think there are three shades of polishes every woman should own.
Nude is considered closest color you can find to your actual skin tone. However, on nails, I think the perfect nude can be a shade lighter than your skin tone with just a hint of pink in it to make your fingers look alive. The perfect nude is creamy and opaque.
Quick Tip: If you are short on time, a nude polish is the way to go because even if you don't have a perfect application and get a bit on your cuticles, your nails will still look awesome. It is also the perfect choice if you want to elongate your fingers.
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There are some days when a basic polish just won't do; you have to have a vibrant color that screams "I'm alive!" While some might say fire engine red is this color, I think red can be too harsh on certain skin tones. I find a coral/orange color to be more versatile.
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I think everyone has an edgy side but that doesn't mean we have to go grunge rocker with smudgy dark raccoon eyes and spiked hair -- a navy or dark blue polish is enough to do the trick. Nicely manicured dark nails can be sophisticated and ideal for formal occasions.
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There you have it, Nude, Coral/Orange and Navy/Dark Blue, three nail polish shades every woman should own.
Agree? Disagree? Please share your thoughts in the comments.