I just wanted to thank all you sweet ladies who left comments on my last post- your kind thoughts meant so much to me! After lots of previous bad experiences online and in message boards I have to say- the nail blogosphere is full of the nicest, friendliest girls around 🙂
Lately I’ve become obsessed with finding the perfect nude polishes- opaque and creamy, never milky, and lacking the infamous streakiness that lighter shades always seem to have. I’ve built up a small collection of nudes, many of which I haven’t shown on my blog, so I thought I’d have a little post dedicated to them and my never ending search, haha! I have nothing against milky polishes but for some reason I can’t get enough of pigmented beauties that seem so hard to find.
My first (and one of my favourites) is Essie’s pound cake which I showed a picture of in my last post- it’s the exact beige/cream I was looking for! I found it in a pile of ancient Essie’s at a beauty supply shop and I’m so glad I didn’t miss out on it. I also want to apologize for my bad application in later shots- I was in a rush to get good photos before applying my going-out-to-dinner mani 🙂
In the picture below the swatches are, from L-R: Steppin’ Out by Essie, Pound Cake by Essie, Swedish Nude by OPI, Polar Bare by OPI.
Steppin’ Out was the one I was most disappointed in- very milky, and the shade of pink looks really bad with my skintone.
Swedish Nude- how I love this colour, but unfortunately it has the old frustrating brush which is such a pain to use. I took my friend to get a manicure at a local salon and I spotted it while waiting for her, the salon really hates selling colours ( I’m guessing so as to keep customers paying for their services? Not sure.) but they sold me Swedish Nude & the next lovely shade in this post…
Polar Bare! Such a lovely, creamy colour and a dream to apply, both because of the formula and the improved brush it came with.
I’ve amassed quite a few LA Girl polishes over the last few weeks including this unnamed gem, a really nice concrete nude- my sloppy application does it no justice, but I find the LA Girl brushes to be so difficult to work with as well- me and thin brushes do not get along 😦
OPI’s Bubble Bath- very sweet and pretty but still a tad too milky for me.
These are all the nude polishes currently in my possession, I’d love to know what your personal favourites are! OPI’s Mod About You is on my wishlist-anything else I should keep an eye out for?