Dare to Go Bare: Why Neutral Nails Are the Way to Go

Dare to Go Bare: Why Neutral Nails Are the Way to Go

Marion Fernando by Marion Fernando on Mar 9, 2016
Why you should care

Because we all need a break from intricately designed nails.

Baring it all gives you a modern and effortlessly chic look… when it comes to your nails at least!

Neutral nails do not equal boring. In fact, it’s one of the most understated nail trends which go great with almost any outfit. Just remember that neutral tones tend to need 2 – 3 layers of polish for the colour to show.

Move aside, complicated nail art, it’s time for neutral nails to shine.

1 The Everyday Look

Neutral Nail Polish

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For nails that will complement your daily look, try OPI’s Tiramisu for Two. The barely-there, beigey tone coupled with natural round nails are subtle, yet make a statement. Just trim and file your nails into a natural-looking round shape to achieve this timeless look.

Everyday Nail Polish Colour

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You can go with a romantic dress to match the classic nail look or offset those dainty nails with street style. Try on a pair of overalls with a bold print top for an easy look overall (pun intended).

2 Get Your Glam On

Glamorous Nail Polish Colour

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Yep, neutral nails can look glamourous, and OPI’s Taupe-less Beach will do just that. The colour is a beautiful light grey taupe that’s basic yet oh-so-interesting.

To up the glam factor, the Ballerina nail shape is the perfect match for this posh colour. Named after the shape of a ballerina’s shoe, the look is a tapered nail with a squared-off tip. We recommend that you visit a nail salon to get this nail shape as it’s not easy to achieve. It depends on the length and strength of your nails. If you don’t have either, ask your manicurist for gel extensions!

The Glamorous Nail Colour

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This edgy look goes well with an otherwise all-black outfit or with a leather piece. It’s also perfect pairing for a statement clutch in similar or contrasting colours like white, black, and orange.

3 Feminine Edge

Feminine Neutral Nails

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Neutral nails also have the ability to look extremely delicate and sophisticated. OPI’s Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around (seriously, how cute are these names?), is a nude colour which has a lovely pink undertone.

This soft hue is flawless when paired with Almond shaped nails. The narrow, rounded shape will give the illusion of longer fingers and slender hands.

Feminine Nail Colour

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Throw on a soft beige coat and dewy makeup to pull this ultra-feminine look together.

4 Good Girl Gone Bad

OPI Black Onyx

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In contrast, neutral nails can also look really badass. OPI’s Black Onyx, is a killer colour that will instantly edge up your look. To make this look even edgier, apply a mattifying top coat like OPI’s Matte Top Coat for a contemporary vibe.

The Stiletto nail shape is the ultimate pairing for this cool look. Like the ballerina nail, this fierce nail shape would be best achieved at the nail parlour, especially if you’re trying it for the first time. You don’t want to break a nail!

Edgy Nails

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Break up the almost all-black look with a white crop top and a printed skirt. The goal here is to look like a rebel, without the cliché “bad girl” look (read: purple lips, mesh top, and leather pants).

Now ladies, set forth and go neutral!

Why you should care

Because we all need a break from intricately designed nails.

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