Since the exponential growth of popularity of nail art, it seems every woman carries around a piece of picasso on her digits. However for some of us, a well manicured set of hands is still a fashion must-have. Everyday nails don’t have to be boring, thanks to the plethora of shades available on the market from industry giants like OPI, Essie, Orly, China Glaze and Sally Hansen to name a few.
Nude Nails on Dark Skin
For everyday nails that can take you from day to night for any occasion, it is best to go for nude shades. Nude shades are work appropriate and still fashion forward. Having darker skin, you have to be careful about the shades of nude you go for. Some colours can come up too chalky, or too pinky and others may be too beige. The key to nailing this look is to go for semi translucent formulas that allow your own natural skin tones to come through.
Keeping it simple yet chic in 2015, neutrals can be subtle and bold, at the same time. Here are are a few colours we recommend for pretty nails that make a statement for your everyday nails.
OPI Nail Lacquer in Coney Island Cotton Candy, £11.95
Just pink enough and just peach enough, this is a staple base for french manicures. Skip the white tip, apply two even coats of this polish, and finish off with a high gloss topcoat for an uber sophisticated look.
OPI Nail Lacquer in Bubble Bath, 11.95
Bubble Bath is a sheer neutral shade that works with a matte or glossy finish. Great for a soft romantic ultra-feminine look.
Essie Nail Lacquer in Ballet Slippers
A semi-sheer formula with a bit more body, Ballet Slippers is an Essie classic. Works for most dark skin tones. To change it up at the weekend, tip your nails with a neon shade.
Essie Nail Lacquer in Baby’s Breath
As soft a shade as its name implies. Baby’s Breath has just enough colour to tint your nails with its luxurious pinky-beige.