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If you could only have two nail varnish colours for the rest of your life, what would they be?

(51 Posts)
Umlauf Tue 21-May-13 16:12:47

Curious as I'm investing in a gel system!

For me I think a beigey taupey everyday one and either a warm coral or a bright red. That's three!

pocketandsweet Tue 21-May-13 16:46:34

Same as you ( although I have yet to find the perfect beige). The other one would be coral ( toes only). Funny because generally not a favourite colour but its brilliant with a tan

BandersnatchCummerbund Tue 21-May-13 16:48:20

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BunnyLebowski Tue 21-May-13 16:50:12

Retro cherry red

and a dark dark navy

toffeefee Tue 21-May-13 16:57:50

Black (oddly looks best on me out of all coloured polish) for summer sandal weather, and a nude colour for winter.

Umlauf Tue 21-May-13 17:03:02

pocketandsweet have you tried NailsInc Basil street? Its my favourite everyday nude, Im just getting annoyed with having to reapply ALL the time hense trying the gel.

I love the cherry red colour bunny linked to but occasionally I feel its a bit old ladyish (I think because my granny and her cousins wear that and only that!) and then I think its amazing and goes with everything! So I'm dithering over red or coral. Coral is beautiful but for winter......

Figbash Tue 21-May-13 17:04:18

Black <summer>

Black with sparkly bits in <winter>

BunnyLebowski Tue 21-May-13 17:08:52

I think it totally depends on the shape of your nails Umlauf.

On longer, pointer nails most colours look dated and unattractive imo.

I always have mine short and squoval. The perfect shape for retro brights and gothy dark colours smile

TheOneWithTheHair Tue 21-May-13 17:11:53

Pillar box red and French manicure.

jumpinghoops Tue 21-May-13 17:15:35

Revlon Cherries in the Snow (a great red) and a turquoise for toes in the summer.

OneLittleLady Tue 21-May-13 17:16:04

Black and nude. Covers everything then.

oreoaddict Tue 21-May-13 17:16:25

Red and dark purple

CheeseStrawWars Tue 21-May-13 17:18:29



FamiliesShareGerms Tue 21-May-13 17:19:04

Chanel Rouge Noir and a matt grey. In fact those are the only two colours I have at the moment - the Chanel is my staple and I vary the other from time to time when I have an event or something requiring another colour

nilbyname Tue 21-May-13 17:19:05

Tangy orange for toes
Nude for hands or toes
Dark blue with a touch of glitter for hands for going out....sorry that's 3!

TSSDNCOP Tue 21-May-13 17:21:47

Coral/red for summer toes

LoopyLooplaHoop Tue 21-May-13 17:24:33

Blue and purple

SprinkleLiberally Tue 21-May-13 17:27:17

Pale sheer pink and classic red.

ChippyMinton Tue 21-May-13 17:30:32

Bronze and deep red.

BoysWillGrow Tue 21-May-13 17:33:52

grey for everyday and a pale blue for summer.

ThePigOfHappiness Tue 21-May-13 17:44:59

Nude and a plum type colour. Bourgois used to do a lovely one but haven't seen it in recent times.

Lambzig Tue 21-May-13 17:49:50

Pillar box red and that slightly luminous clear colour that stops nails looking yellow.

Old lady pink

TheRealFellatio Tue 21-May-13 17:54:24

Deepest burgundy - almost black/brown.
The classic, perfect red. Somewhere between scarlet and crimson.

Not frosted, not pearlised.

i was tempted to say nude, but if I can only pick two then no polish at all is as good as nude!

TheRealFellatio Tue 21-May-13 17:55:52

I'm with bunny on the short and squoval. It's the only way to go. It stands the test of time, transcends all fads and is classy yet practical.

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