I am not the deftest person when it comes to nailart and nailcare. I can go months without a dot on the nails and then there will be a long spell of beautiful manicured hands and no household work! I really envy women who have pretty looking hands ALL the time! How do you do that??
Given my “neutral-lover” status this might surprise you a little. We have a bright red nail color making an appearance here! Call it the autumn-effect but I have fallen head-over-heels in love with this beautiful red nail color from Lâncome, Madame Tulipe 179M . #FeelingFestive color, its a beautiful rich red, no orange or pink tones, only true red, just the way I want! I find a lot of reds look different on my complexion but this is pretty true-to-bottle red gorgeous, rich and glossy!
I was actually really impressed with the Lâncome nail colors after I tried this one. I bought it some time back and got around to properly using it only now! This also reminded me of another nail color from the brand which I’ve had for a while, Rose Thé 350M Dug it out applied it on the toes and Love! Its not a traditionally wintery shade but brightens my usually dull feet. In fact I really like, beiges and light pinks on my feet, they make them look way more well kept than they actually are! What are your favorite colors to wear on the toes?
Another flesh-toned nail color which I stole from my mum, Sally Hansen Mudslide. I have had plenty of colors similar to this but I just couldn’t resist getting this as well! Its a lovely neutral pink shade for my complexion besides, the formula is perfect, rich and opaque in two coats, no chipping or clumping in sight! Shades like this one are my “matte-brown-eyeshadow” equivalent! ha!
No nail paint roundup on my blog is complete without a mention of a few nudes! Is it? Non! So my go-tos for when I am in the mode for sophisto have been the Formula X Monumental and OPI’s My Very First Knockwurst. The OPI shade is sadly a limited edition offering, but that didn’t deter me from writing odes to it! Firstly, this is an exact dupe for Dior’s Incognito nail color which is one of my all time favorites! It has distinct mauvey tones so it isn’t a dead-nude color but has a bit more life to it… if that didn’t make sense, lets just say its more of my-nails-but-better color.. now?
Here are the swatches of the nail colors. These are single coats of the nail colors on bare nails. From Pinky to Thumb: Formula X Monumental, OPI My Very First Knockwurst, Sally Hansen Mudslide, Lâncome Madame Tulipe, Lâncome Rose Thé
See the richness of Madame Tulipe? Thats just one coat! I am going to get a lot of wear out of it this season! Rose Thé leans coral but only slightly so.. its more of a warm pink on my complexion, spring written all over it! I love love love Mudslide definitely recommend it to people close to my skintone!