Nude Nails: My Top Two

If the recent Grammys are anything to go by, then nude nails will be a hot ‘new’ trend in 2016 (is there such a thing as a ‘new’ trend, or are they all just recycled now?).

In all honesty, I discovered this by accident.  I was browsing amongst the Barry M stand in Boots recently, and noticed a whole assortment of nude colours.  If you are not familiar with my blog, then you may not know that Barry M is my absolute fave nail polish brand.  I just can’t get enough, and love their Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paints in particular.





In a moment of extreme self-control (are you proud of me?) I only bought three bottles.  Ahem. Yes, I do consider that to be controlled.  Two were interesting nude colours, and one a berry red (whatever made me think I need another red shade in my collection is beyond me).

Butterscotch Sundae is a peachy nude, and is supremely flattering, even on my scruffy nails.  Under certain lights, it can look a little yellow, so it’s worth bearing that in mind when choosing.  Pink Lemonade, on the other hand (if you’ll pardon the pun) is a more pinky nude, and is definitely my favourite of the two.


Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Pink Lemonade Nail Pain Polish Butterscotch
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in (L-R) Pink Lemonade; Butterscotch Sundae


Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nude Pink Lemonade Butterscotch Sundae Polish

I have been wearing one or the other of these shades for the last couple of weeks.  Although they will be extra gorgeous in spring and summer, they even look great in these grey winter days.

As with all the Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paints, the formula is creamy and smooth.  I find that they are a breeze to apply (thanks also to the wide brush), and last reasonably well.  Do they chip? Yes, of course, but I have yet to find a polish that will last more than a couple of days on my nails.  I can’t say that it bothers me though, because it gives me the perfect excuse to take it all off and start again.


What do you think, will you be jumping on board the nude train (good grief, please tell me that’s not a thing)? Or do you prefer a more dramatic nail colour?



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