Nail Polish Neutrals

Sunday, 21 February 2016

I'm all about the neutrals when it comes to nail polishes at the minute, and what better way to celebrate this new found love than a post dedicated to my favourite shades. Today, I sat down and painted each nail on my one hand with a favourite neutral polish of mine-starting with one from Mac (which I actually bought for my mum, but love to borrow every now and again)! 

Mac Nail Polishes cost around £10, and this one in the shade Skin, is probably worth every penny. I adore the brushes and bottles of all Mac nail products, and this one is no different as its thin brush helps the polish to easily glide on my nails. To get such a level of colour on my thumb, I merely applied a couple of coats-this gave me a nice thick coverage of this light shade, but it still dried incredibly quickly and didn't feel thick and gloopy at all.

Next, I went for my new YSL polish that I recieved with my Black Opium perfume for my Birthday. The colour of this product is definitely one of my all time favourites, as it's a lovely light neutral shade that works well all year round. These polishes normally cost around £19, but again you definitely get what you pay for, with a nice even coverage of product that dries very quickly and stays in place for a good few days. 

In this post, I will be documenting my love for two OPI nail polishes...the first of which being this cute travel sized on in the shade Tickle My Francey. This is quite a similar colour nail polish to the YSL one on the finger before it, but it definitely has more pink tones in it, which makes it a lot more of a warm neutral colour. I talked about the set that this product came in a few weeks ago-the set itself cost around £29 and has 4 other little polishes apart from this one, all of differing colours. 

As I will go onto explain with my other OPI polish, this item is extremely good quality and I think I only had to apply one coat of the stuff to get this rather full coverage colour on my nail. It also dries immensely quickly, and stays on the nails for quite some time, with only a little touch up needed after a couple of days!

This Essie polish cost me £8, and was my go-to nail colour throughout most of last year. Now however, it is starting to run out, and I am simply getting the last dregs out of the bottle in an attempt to still showcase this beautiful colour. Buy Me a Cameo is a lovely metallic looking neutral, that is so different from any other nude colour that I have owned before. One coat of it will suffice, and again drying time is super fast, plus it stays on the nails for a reasonable amount of time. However, the reason that I love this nail polish so much, is because it creates a very pearlescent look on the nails so that they immediately look a lot stronger and healthier than they did before!

Finally, there's my other neutral OPI nail polish (this one cost around £12, and is in the shade Berlin There, Done That). It's quite a bit darker than the other four colours featured in this post, and is therefore probably more suited to the Autumn and Winter months as it, on the whole, looks better when worn with darker outfits too. Even so, as I previously mentioned, it's quality is fantastic and you definitely get what you pay for with this product. OPI is definitely up there with my favourite nail brand, and polishes such as this absolutely show the high level of their products!

I hope you all enjoyed this little neutral nail polish roundup, as I really enjoyed detailing all the things I love about my collection! Neutral and nude polishes are definitely something that I am going to opt for when buying nail products in the future, over brighter and more vibrant colours, as after wearing all of these shades I have now seen how incredibly versatile they are...

If you have any nail polish shades, or brand recommendations please let me know in the comments!

Olivia xo

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  1. I'm absolutely loving nude nails at the moment.. love the shades you've picked! One of my all time favourites is definitely 'Mannequin' from Topshop! xx

    Ciara Rose |

    1. Ohh I really need to look out for that shade as I really love Topshop nail polishes! X

  2. These are such beautiful shades! I'm loving the YSL shade so much!

    Hana | ♥

  3. Really beautiful, thank you for sharing dear! xxxxx


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