A girl’s guide to picking the perfect nail colour
From pillar box red to pretty pastels and barely-there nudes, there’s a perfect nail polish for everyone. Like finding ‘the one’, it can be a process of trial, error and elimination. In the same way that certain clothing colours can leave pale skin washed out, your nail colour may be doing you a disservice, or clashing with your hair or wardrobe.
Nails Inc boast a wide range of full coverage, high gloss nail polishes designed to withstand chips and remain eye-catching for longer. Not only do the nail colours stay put several days, they’re designed to protect and strengthen nails long term. Rather than reduce your product usage, you can actually up your nail game and update your mani as often as you want… Hurrah!
With that in mind, what shades will best enhance your complexion? What colours are appropriate for which occasions? Follow our complete guide to picking the perfect nail colour…
The most iconic shade of nail polish might be the most difficult to wear… But if you can pull it off, it’s a rewarding and head-turning colour to own. It doesn’t get more striking than the Charlotte Villas shade from the Nails Inc collection. This colour is one of the Coconut Bright Nail Polishes known for infusing extract of coconut with innovative gel technology. Coconut is an antioxidant which means it’s a valuable ingredient to protect your nails. Wear bold red for nights out and sultry candlelit dates!
Not so mellow yellow
When we said that bold red was a tough colour to wear, we hadn’t yet got to brilliant yellow! Pale skin types probably shouldn’t try to rock this vibrant nail colour, unless they’re feeling brave or boasting a summer tan. Dark or tanned skin looks gorgeous paired with a yellow nail colour such as the Golden Lane shade of the Stay Bright Neon Nail Polish. This full coverage, high gloss nail polish boasts maximum colour intensity.
Top tip - apply it over a white base coat for even greater vibrancy. Yellow nail polish is perfect to wear as a summer colour, on holidays and at festivals. Unless you work in a creative industry, we probably wouldn’t recommend it for the office!
Sweet like chocolate
We had you at chocolate, right? This nail colour is ideal for a muted daytime shade when you want to appear effortlessly glamorous. The best bit? It suits all skin tones. Against pale skin, it will appear a little more vibrant, while darker skin types can wear it to the office for a low-key look. For beautiful muted nail colours, look no further than the Fashion Fix Nail Polish range by Nails Inc. Choose the Just Dropped shade for a glossy chocolate finish, or consider the light pink, plum and blue shades for an equally pretty, neutral look.
Pretty in (hot) pink
Every girl needs a pink nail colour in her collection. Even if you’re not the girliest type, a bright pink shade can appear bold and ironic when worn with a killer outfit. Retro and rocky ladies can pull off a bold pink no problem, whilst girly girls can wear it to enhance their feminine charm. For a long-wearing look, pick a non-fade nail polish like the Nails Inc Neon Polish. This beautiful pink shade is carefully curated to appear eye-catching and colourful without being OTT girly. The ultra-glossy formula is enriched with antioxidants in an effort to protect and strengthen nails. Don’t you love it when fashion and function come together?
Beautiful baby blue
Blue is one of the least ‘organic' nail colours to wear when compared to shades like pink and brown which are naturally found within your complexion. For that reason, it requires a touch of confidence to wear - but we know you’ve got it! Choosing a baby blue rather than a bright blue shade is a great way to ease you into wearing primary colours. We’d recommend the Fantasy Land Nail Polish from Nails Inc which boasts a subtle, iridescent shimmer. While all skin types can wear baby blue, we think it looks particularly good with blonde or light brown hair. It’s not a shade for the office or formal situations like weddings but it will look great during nights out or days spent with friends. The Nails Inc wide brush ensures perfect application, while the antioxidant formula is a great tool to strengthen your nails.