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Nice neutral nude nail polish

(32 Posts)
YouSpinmeRound Sat 07-Jan-17 12:25:42

I'm struggling to find a good nude nail polish. I want my nails to look like I look after them but not a bright or obvious colour. I've just put on a Mavala Duchess Rose but it is too pinky and clashes with my hands (If that is even possible!) i need a nude colour with more of a grey/beige undertone rather than pink/peach. I also find Nails Inc South Moulton street also looks quite a bright pink on me against my skin tone.

Any suggestions?

I8toys Sat 07-Jan-17 13:07:00

Nails Inc - Porchester Square

AndShesGone Sat 07-Jan-17 13:15:25

Chanel Ballerina. Everything else is too pink on me.

Cheesymonster Sat 07-Jan-17 14:19:55

Essie Ballet Slippers or Madamoiselle.

Artyfarty555 Sat 07-Jan-17 14:24:15

Do these dry quickly..I'm so impatient and always ruin mine...struggle not to move for a minute or two. I've been using a gel one,with a base coat and that's great if l stay still but need a quick drying one...that is plain and neutral like a nail colour. I did get a cheap spay from primark that's supposed to help!

hecallsmebunny Sat 07-Jan-17 16:16:53

Rimmel soul session

hecallsmebunny Sat 07-Jan-17 16:54:58

Oh and Sally Hansen insta-dri top coat is amazing!

WowOoo Sat 07-Jan-17 16:56:57

I love Maybelline Colourshow in Latte. Under £3 and last better than Essie and other brands.

It looks like this:

HollyBollyBooBoo Sat 07-Jan-17 17:04:44

Sally Hansen 'Shell we dance', love it and always get compliments on it. 2 coats followed by a Seche Vite top coat, lasts 4 days and I am very rough on my nails.

Freshlysqueezed Sat 07-Jan-17 17:04:46

I think Nails Inc Starkers looks fab and don't find it too pink which I also dislike

Freshlysqueezed Sat 07-Jan-17 17:05:49

Sorry it's not Nails Inc but Leighton Denny who do Starkers

YouSpinmeRound Sat 07-Jan-17 17:16:11

Thanks for the ideas here. Glad it's not just me who finds some neutrals too pink.

Re quick drying and top coat I swear by Seche Vite and can get a week out of my nail colours especially if pale.

hecallsmebunny Sat 07-Jan-17 17:21:58

Oh hadn't heard of seche vite. Thanks!

TheBitterBoy Sat 07-Jan-17 17:23:35

Seconding Chanel ballerina

jinglytinglypasta Sat 07-Jan-17 18:18:43

I always get compliments when I wear Leighton Denny Supermodel. It has no pink.

Artyfarty555 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:31:10

Thank you, it's the Sally Hansen gel ones l have and like,so will get the shell we dance and seche vite..even though I said no more beauty buys!!

Artyfarty555 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:32:38

That maybelline Latte one is nice too!

TGG303 Tue 17-Jan-17 19:07:14

@youspinmeround If you're after a your nails but better look, try Zoya's naked manicure, its a base coat then a coloured tint to correct your nail colour to what you would like? i.e. if you have stained nail beds like me I'd use their lavender tint to take away the yellow tone then finish with their satin top coat which isnt glossy or matte but in-between think what your own nails look like. Now if you've never heard of the brand Zoya before, they are an American brand available from, they also do normal nail polish which is gorgeous and they are known for their nudes and neutrals. One thing to note, they are expensive BUT they do not contain toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP (dibutyl phthalate) and triphenyl phosphate (also known as TPHP) <--an endocrine disruptor that can actually cause weight gain, reproductive issues, and other hormonal problems. And, yes—just one manicure is enough to impact your body. Zoya is totally cruelty free. I'm not a professional but I am a nail polish-a-holic smile

Laiste Tue 17-Jan-17 19:11:31

I second Leighton Denny Supermodel. (It's so pinkless than in fact it doesn't suit me as i need a bit of pink with my skin tone).


dannyglick Wed 18-Jan-17 19:02:51

Another vote for Chanel Ballerina: it's subtle, quite sheer, and makes nails look "clean".

MrDacresEUSubsidy Wed 18-Jan-17 21:18:38

I like Rimmel's Caramel Cupcake as a neutral - it's a browny-grey base rather than pink.

YouSpinmeRound Sat 21-Jan-17 21:19:38

Thanks TGG but the naked manicure isn't the look im after. Atm my fav suggestion from this thread is nails inc porcester sq

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Sat 21-Jan-17 21:30:21

Leighton Denny "Sugar and Spice", which is slightly iridescent.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Sat 21-Jan-17 21:40:30

Avon's "Barely There", which is too brown for me but looks great on others.

girlelephant Sat 21-Jan-17 22:14:43

Leighton Denny & Nails Inc are both great for nude colours

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