This may be a silly obsession to some, but I think most of the readers of this blog will nod their heads in understanding.
The perfect "My natural nail color" hunt. IS ON.
That perfect sheer but shiny, slight slight pink cast on the nails given with a perfect polish with a an excellent formula that will be a repeat winner.
I have tried many of the most famous shades claiming this title and will show you my personal favorite.
Essie's Sugar Daddy
("ugh" at the name, I wish this was the one called Mademoiselle!)
The first and last photo are the most true to life color swatches.
The third item looks more opaque due to the angle.
This, is my perfect "My Nails but Better"
No bubbles in the formula, super natural in 1 coat, perfectly natural and clean in two coats. High shine and gloss finish, no top coat needed. With these kinds of colors I don't really care about top coat. After two coats you can see that faint pink whisper of a cast, that just makes it look more like a natural and fuss free french manicure without the maintenance.
Some may try this, see no color, and think "what's the point?"
No, a polish like this, is needed in a woman's collection.
Clean hands, that even after a bit of chipping due to hectic lifestyle, that still makes your hands look great, is a search worth delving into.
Other Polishes that fall into this category but just did not make the cut:
OPI's Bubble Bath: Very nice OPI shade, and I found myself adding three coats, because I think this one actually looks better a bit more opaque. If you prefer OPI over Essie, this would be my choice, and 2nd favorite for this family.
Essie's Ballet Slippers: Nice, but streaky. Add a shade such as Mademoiselle on top and be prepared for some salvation!
Essie's Mademoiselle: Very sheer, and had more of a pink white cast than that sheer pink.
(Time to split hairs)
OPI's Sweetheart: Pretty, perfect pastel pink, but too opaque for this category
Bourjois Rose Lounge: Pretty! but very very thick formula! You make quite a dent in your bottle with each use.
Essie's Allure: Too sheer white than pink, also very thin
There goes a brief history of my current status on searching for my perfect natural nail colors.
Do you have any favorites to recommend?
On a last note, a photo I posted on Instagram.
Chanel's Frenzy. Hmm still debating if I like this. It may not be a "me" shade but it's quite a nice one for fall, and I see it as an excellent item for their Fall Collection.
I did roll the bottle between my hands instead of shaking it, to stop air bubbles, but I got so many air bubbles with this...
Maybe I should go back to shaking?
Yay or Nay ladies?
And a big thanks to all the ladies who commented on this photo on Instagram for their votes! I read them all! lol