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Does anyone else hate pale/greige nails on themselves?

(30 Posts)
FighterPilotsThumbs Fri 15-Jan-16 12:18:32

but like them on other people? confused

I almost always wear dark nail polish, dark red or dark purple, sometimes green or blue.

I see pastel nails and taupe or greige nails on bloggers or friends, think they look lovely, and spend a small fortune buying them and then hate how they look on me and revert back to my vampy colours.

This is the latest, Tanya Burr Penguin Chick. Looked lovely online. Looks like blah on me.

The only exception to this rule is Zoya Brigitte (a gorgeous dusky mauvey pink) which looks good on me.


Roystonv Fri 15-Jan-16 12:20:35

Yep they never work on me either, just look a bit grubby!

BoboChic Fri 15-Jan-16 12:21:46

I like them better in summer on tanned skin.

FighterPilotsThumbs Fri 15-Jan-16 12:31:27

Tanned, y'say?

Might as well give up then, I'm Irish grin.

Gonna take this off and stick to one of my faithful shades.

Nabootique Fri 15-Jan-16 12:34:21

Yes! I also hate "minky corpse" nails. On me and anyone else, to be honest.

samesizetoes Fri 15-Jan-16 12:42:06

Pastels are my summer colours too. I'm still wearing deep reds, blues and purples.

burnishedsilver Fri 15-Jan-16 12:42:12

They look like a disease on my nails. I'm sticking with reds at the moment.

It must be the Irish colouring. Not much chance of a tan 'round here.

FighterPilotsThumbs Fri 15-Jan-16 12:43:50

grin at 'minky corpse'!!

I'm applying Mavala Black Cherry right now and all is right with the world again grin.

Luckystar1 Fri 15-Jan-16 12:44:32

Yep looks crap on me too (Irish as well). I really, really just want that lovely pale natural looking nail - I end up with corpse hands.

Shirkingfromhome Fri 15-Jan-16 12:44:40

I'm really pale and as much as I love this colour it makes me look like I need resuscitating.

Bavmorda Fri 15-Jan-16 12:48:08

I'm olive toned and a lot of people recommended Essie Chinchilly - didn't like it at all. However Essie Merino Cool looks nice, and has a purplish undertone. Maybe try that if you like purples OP?

RakeMeHomeCountryToads Fri 15-Jan-16 12:50:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Nabootique Fri 15-Jan-16 12:51:59

I should have had a better gander and passed comment! I think your nails look nice, OP. Those darker shades are much nicer than the standard beigey/minky/dead shades.

Nabootique Fri 15-Jan-16 12:54:12

I love VDM, but this post made me shudder

2016Candles Fri 15-Jan-16 15:04:02

I have nude colours every now and then for a change, but mostly I like deep reds and pinks. Suits my skin tone better, and as my nails are daily short, it doesn't look too Bet Lynch/Liz McDonald (I don't think) grin

2016Candles Fri 15-Jan-16 15:04:12

*fairly short

TelephoneIgnoringMachine Fri 15-Jan-16 15:08:55

I mostly wear darker / deeper colours than that, & never anything beige, nude or grey. Closest I get is pale pink semi opaque, usually in summer. If I wear an opaque pink I usually top it off with a glitter.

FighterPilotsThumbs Fri 15-Jan-16 15:14:23

Nabootique VDM seems like a lovely girl but her taste is just so bloody conservative.

I was aghast when I found out she was only 23 shock. Your early 20's is when you have fun experimenting with different styles. She dresses like a power Librarian from the Mid West confused. All that sensible charcoal from Jigsaw and Whistles. Oy.

AgathaF Fri 15-Jan-16 15:38:31

I love the colour on your nails OP. It looks quite a dark colour though, which I always prefer. Bland colours are ok in the summer with a tan, but just look yuk on me in winter. I'm currently wearing one called 'old gold' or something like that, and it's really just too pale for this time of year.

AgathaF Fri 15-Jan-16 15:39:54

I reckon the young woman on that blog lurks on the 'how to look expensive' thread.

Nabootique Fri 15-Jan-16 15:47:23

I think she's 25/26 now, but yes, I wouldn't say I'd ever seen much colour experimentation beyond a bold lip. I usually like her eye makeup recommendations as my tastes are more conservative than when I was her age. I never read the clothes posts on the blog (or any fashion blogs, in fact. Perhaps I should!).

polyhymnia Fri 15-Jan-16 15:48:38

I'm exactly the opposite way - only like nudes and greys on myself ( Essie Chinchilly one of my favourites), with the occasional blue and voccasional silver.
Hate all bright or dark reds, pinks and corals. TBH rarely like them on others either though have sometimes been known to admire a Rouge Noir. It would be boring if we all had the same tastes and colouring.

Smartieskid Fri 15-Jan-16 18:01:32

Really hating this colour on me but it's dry now and I'm not re doing them

omri Fri 15-Jan-16 18:09:33

Are you Mumsnetting in the bath smarties?? V envious! (Two tantrumming toddlers here right now and dp is out with work tonight... )

CreviceImp Fri 15-Jan-16 18:09:53

Instant crypt chic here too. They seem to turn greyer on me too even though they look a nice mink toned pink in the bottle.

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