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Nail varnish for a newbie?

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brokenhearted55a Wed 26-Nov-14 11:20:14

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Nabootique Wed 26-Nov-14 11:28:17

I wear whatever I fancy, but I think deep wine reds and autumnal/spicy colours are quite in at the moment. Barry M Gelly Nails released some new colours for the season, and I really like that formula. 2 coats and a top coat and I'm chip free for a week.

brokenhearted55a Wed 26-Nov-14 11:29:21

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Nabootique Wed 26-Nov-14 11:37:59

Here's a pic of the Autumn shades:

I think pale looks better with darker colours, personally! How long are your nails? I tend to make sure mine are reasonably shortish before wearing reds to avoid that vampy trampy look.

brokenhearted55a Wed 26-Nov-14 11:43:10

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Nabootique Wed 26-Nov-14 11:49:31

Awww. What make? I think a top coat is definitely worth investing in if you aren't already using one. Without one mine chip within a couple of days, I think partly because I do a lot of typing.

EddieVeddersfoxymop Wed 26-Nov-14 13:25:21

I love seche vite as a top coat. Pricey, but gives me a long lasting colour when I'm having a break from my gel nails. Never met such a fab top coat!

brokenhearted55a Wed 26-Nov-14 19:40:22

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Talisin Wed 26-Nov-14 20:08:41

This one is a great 'safe but fab' work appropriate colour. I always get compliments when I wear it and I find the Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay range really good for staying power (I use a Sally Hansen topcoat as well generally).

brokenhearted55a Wed 26-Nov-14 20:13:18

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MaryShelley Wed 26-Nov-14 20:39:32

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coffeenut Thu 27-Nov-14 07:51:36

I'm quite pale also and this my is go-to for neutral "professional" nails:

Sally Hansen salon polish

One coat makes them "my nails but better", two or three coats and it's more of an obvious polish (I do 3).

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