Ladies (and gents if it's your thang), I hate to shatter the blogging world illusion, but having a perfectly tipped French Manicure that you seamlessly maintain throughout your working week and top up at weekends? It's just not attainable. I'm all for making the daily rituals a little easier but finding an extra fifteen minutes a day to stay on top of your polish and draw a perfectly symmetrical white crescent? Eh.

I propose this - a new nude. The French tip has long been associated with the height of chic, but for those of us a little on the... lazier side, I'm talking about a wash of lacquer that can be applied as sheerly (or opaquely) as you desire/can spare the time for. Bring on the barely there nudes!

Pictured below are the sheer polishes that made the cut from my collection, from browny and peachy nudes to the sheerest of baby pinks - perfect for the office. I swatched all with around three to four coats on the nail wheel for visibility, but really you can go from one to as many as five or six coats, if you can be bothered.



Which shade is your favourite? What's your go-to mani for the working week?

8 comments

  1. I really love the Barry M Lychee shade, it's so wearable and the Gel-like formula is brilliant. Might have to pick up that Essie pink, it looks gorgeous! x

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    1. That Essie colour is so pretty, and very understated. I love Lychee too, I'm a bit heartbroken mine has started to go clumpy in the bottle!! T xx

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  2. Those are all beautiful shades!

    You were burning Sweater Weather , right? :)

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    1. I wish! I couldn't get Sweater Weather from B&BW when I was on holiday - it had sold out! It's Marshmallow Fireside ;)

      Thanks Coco <3 Congrats on 3000, lady! T xx

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  3. I do love a good nude polish! That Ciate one looks great!

    Chantalle X
    ceceandgrace.blogspot.com.au

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  4. I love a good nude! I love the Essie and the Ciate one - I've never actually tried a Ciate polish, I need to get on that! My all-time favourite nude has to be Leighton Denny Starkers - I wear it loads.I definitely prefer a nude nail to a french tip - not only is it easier, but I think it is chicer. x

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  5. Love this post -had to give you a follow!
    I'm a big fan of nude nails and I now have to make sure I pick up My Fair Lady! Gorgeous shade!



    Jenn | PhotoJennic

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  6. I love lychee! Nude nails are my favourite at the moment
    I love that they go with everything!xx

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