Forget sheer nudes, girlie pale pinks and colours so bright you need shades — this season it’s all about the creamy ’70s-inspired nudes and pastels. Just like nude shoes that make your legs look like they go on and on and on, nude nails elongate your fingers and look great on manicures of all lengths, while pastels add a subtle pop of colour without stunting your digits.
It general, the finish should be totally opaque, slightly muted, and VERY shiny. Keep in mind that to achieve this look, you may need to do a couple of coats so, if you’re like me and have a hard time painting in the lines, visit Eccotique Salon & Spas at Coquitlam Centre and get one of their professionals to show you how it’s done.
NAILS INC. Gel Effect Nail Polish - Porchester Square Nude
A gorgeous and perfect greige neutral shade with just a hint of lavender. This long-lasting nail polish creates a plumping effect and is formulated with plasticizer technology to give your mani a glossy, pro-finish, flawless look. Infused with a rare flower extract that works to condition and strengthen your nails, its extra wide brush allows the polish to glide on easily.
Available at Sephora $17*
Formula X The Colours Nail Polish - Lively
An opaque soft butter yellow. Enriched with ShineXcel™—a luminescent ingredient that enhances colour and overall shine, each Formula X polish’s patented No Compromise formulation offers long-lasting, incredibly-saturated color with a stunning finish.
Available at Sephora $13*
O.P.I - Stop It I'm Blushing
A flattering flush of warm, baby peach that compliments any skin tone. Known for its exceptional finish, on trend colours and iconic names, O.P.I's heavily-pigmented nail lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant. Each lacquer features O.P.I's exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.
Available at Eccotique Salon & Spas $10.95*
15% Off with any service
Colour Crush Nail Polish - Mint Creme
This pretty pastel mint green adds a pop of instant happiness. Formulated with community trade marula oil, this nail -loving formula is 100% vegan and comes in a rainbow of 24 uplifting, colourful shades inspired by nature.
Available at The Body Shop $8*
Essie - Between the Seat
A romantic lilac-grey that is technically part of the 2016 Bridal Collection but it's so darn purdy that I say why limit it to only one day? Create your perfect at home manicure with this delicate, long-lasting shade that dries perfectly opaque.
Available at London Drugs $9.99*
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.