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Bare It All Nude Nails

Afraid of going nude? The barely there makeup trend has been around for a while and now it has extended to our fingers and toes. Indeed, the new nail colour to paint right now isn’t really much of a colour at all.

Nude lacquers are ideal for everyday use and are very practical. They give nails a subtle lift and are especially great if you’re not in the mood for putting your hands on show. If you chip them it doesn’t matter and you don’t need to worry about whether your nails are going to clash with your outfit.

There is a vast selection of skin-hued polishes available. Selecting the right shade that suits you will depend on your skin colouring. For fair skin opt for a colour with a pinky base. For olive and darker skins go for beige shades with gold undertones. You can even add a little life to your flesh coloured polish by choosing ones with glitter, or a pearly reflection. 

Sometimes, it’s the most subtle statements that have the most impact. 


Stylist/words: Rosie Kelway
Photographer: Anna Lee
Model:
Emma Walsh
Nail artist/ manicurist: Tanya Barlow, hellotanya.net

 

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Zoya Pixie Dust Professional Lacquer in Godiva, $26, from selected salons or online at extendmarketing.co.nz
Vintage 9ct white gold and akoya pearl necklace, $1750, from Walker & Hall walkerandhall.co.nz, Worn throughout Lipidol After Shower Oil, $9.99, from Farmers.

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Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in Dare it Nude, $3.60,from selected Farmers stores.

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Color Club Cherubic, $9.99, from Monaco Nails & Beauty monaco.ac.nz

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Essie Nail Lacquer in Sand Tropez, $22.95, from selected Farmers and pharmacies.

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Bubble Bath, $19.95, from Farmers and selected pharmacies and salons. Stella McCartney bra, $139.95, from Bendon bendon.co.nz

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Butter London Nail Lacquer in Shandy, $29.95, from Smith & Caughey’s, selected boutiques and salons. Worn with Orly matte topcoat, $14.99, from Farmers.

Picture / Anna Lee

Topshop Nail Varnish in En Pointe, $20, from The Department Store.

 

Picture / Anna Lee

 

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in #22 Beige Leger, $48, from selected department stores and pharmacies. Nail art by Tanya Barlow, hellotanya.net


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