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matching toe/finger nail polish

(21 Posts)
gapants Fri 10-Jun-11 19:55:41

Is this a yes or no?

I have a wedding tomorrow, have nice bright orange on my toes, looks great with my wedges and my tan. Now do i do the fingernails the same?

Cutiecat Sat 11-Jun-11 01:22:45

No i think it might be a bit much. Go nude on your hands.

5DollarShake Sat 11-Jun-11 01:56:09

I think the rule is no.

A whore's toes and a nun's hands.

HollyBollyBooBoo Sat 11-Jun-11 07:10:54

5DollarShake -so true and v. funny!

Alibabaandthe80nappies Sat 11-Jun-11 07:21:31

No, nude hands definitely.

gapants Sat 11-Jun-11 10:13:33

nude as in no nail polish whatsoever or nude as in a nude colour? confused

Thank you!

Alibabaandthe80nappies Sat 11-Jun-11 10:26:47

A nude colour. Or no polish and just neat nails, cuticles etc. Whichever you prefer.

Just not bright orange! grin

smartyparts Sat 11-Jun-11 10:27:28

Nude colour on hands

Justfeckingdoit Sat 11-Jun-11 10:30:25

5dollarshake brilliant. Am so nicking that one smile

gapants Sat 11-Jun-11 10:30:34

OK, gotcha, will comply. grin

chipstick10 Sat 11-Jun-11 10:40:42

Whoa i stand alone here, whatever polish i have on my toes i wear on my fingers. Didnt realise i was making such a faux par blush

FaffTastic Sat 11-Jun-11 14:42:58

I've got matching coral toes and fingernails at the mo. Nearly always wear matching. Are people secretly laughing and commenting behind my back then?!

chipstick10 Sat 11-Jun-11 15:48:40

Lol FaffTastic. Im in the same boat. I always wear matching. I only found out last year that wearing black and brown together is a no no (not varnish you understand, but clothes). My toes are painted rasberry atm and so are my fingers. Personally i dont like nude varnish on me.

NieuweBuurvrouw Sat 11-Jun-11 15:58:26

I beg to differ - matching hands and feet is OTT, but it's way, way better than two different colours. That's a total no-no <boak at orange and nude>.

If OTT is your thing and it works with the outfit, go for it. Otherwise clear or bare fingernails and colour on toes . 'tis the gold standard. Whore's toes and a nun's hands as 5Dollar says.

chipstick10 Sat 11-Jun-11 16:51:48

blush i honestly had no idea of the politics of varnish. i have been walking about for the last few summers wearing matching toes and fingers, goodness knows what people have been thinking. confused

NieuweBuurvrouw Sat 11-Jun-11 16:53:47

Well, I'd have been thinking: 'Ooh, that's a wee bit OTT, I like it' grin

JosieRosie Sat 11-Jun-11 23:17:36

Matching toes and fingers probably looks quite 'statement'. If that's your thing, go for it! I don't think it sounds OTT at all. Would recommend that your fingernails are short if you're wearing a loud colour but hey, it's all about personal taste so go with what you prefer

gapants Sun 12-Jun-11 09:39:13

I did bright orange on the toes, and just buffed my fingernails. Think it looked good.

Bunbaker Sun 12-Jun-11 09:41:49

Years ago it was the done thing to match varnish on fingers and toes. When did this stop?

geraldinetheluckygoat Sun 12-Jun-11 09:43:49

<gazes at chipped bright pink finger and toenails>

CointreauVersial Sun 12-Jun-11 09:49:54

I have my toes painted all the time, but only paint my nails on "special occasions" (I'm so clumsy it gets chipped in no time). I would probably match my fingers to whatever was on my toes. But this thread has opened my eyes - I had no idea there were matchy-matchy rules.

But back in the day you had to match your handbag and shoes. And lets not mention double denim........oh, how times have changed.

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