how do you pick a every day nail polish? im breaking up with red!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I didn’t know red was an every day shade! Maybe a nice muted pink or beige? That’s more every day to me.. 

Post # 3
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I change my nail polish color too often to say that I have an every day shade but I most often wear a light pink/nude color. I think it goes with everything and I don’t get tired of it. I also often wear a light purpley/gray. It sounds funny but is really subtle and gives some color without being overwhelming.

Post # 4
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Djacks88:  I wear all different colours myself now. I used to be a red through and through gal, until I discovered rockstar glitter nails! But if glitter isn’t the thing for you, then pastels are very “in” at the moment and there are some lovely peachy pinky shades out there. There are also some lovely nude shades which you can’t go wrong with. In the summer I like wearing bright corals and all shades of blue and turquoise. (I actually have a red half moon manicure on at the mo… just to have a change from the crazy colours I usually have!!) 


Post # 5
918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have a soft spot for bright and dark greens. OPI’s Amazon…Amazoff is one of my favorite shades, but it’s not gel. Most people don’t think of green as an everyday color but I say why not?  CND Shellac does a good one. It’s called Serene Green.

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Post # 6
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My absolute favorite go-with-everythings are OPI Tickle My France-y and OPI Bubble Bath. They’re both kinda neutral and make my ring pop too. This one is Tickle My France-y:


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Post # 7
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t have any restrictions about the type of nail polish I can wear at work, my current favourite “everyday” look is black with a glitter or flakey topcoat for colour.  When I do colour I like blues (both dark navy and brighter blues), purples, and greens.  At a salon if I were to get gel polish I would just pick whatever I gravitated more towards that day.

Post # 8
2059 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Djacks88:  I have had gel for 2 years! I love it!! I am not a fan of wacky colors like bright blue, green, hot pink, etc. I do tend to pick colors that match many things and can be considered “everyday” colors IMO. I switch my color every single time, usually they range from different shades of dark plum, super dark red, deep browns…right now, they’re a dark pink. During the summer I change between light pinks/nudes/tans with the occasional orange or brighter pinks. 



Post # 9
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard

In the summer I loooove to wear OPI’s coral “Are We There Yet?” It is currently blizzarding out and I think I might pain my nails in this color just to stick it to Old Man Winter.

Post # 10
1159 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Djacks88:  I don’t have an “every day” shade as I’m easily bored with whatever’s on my nails at the time so I change colors at every manicure but I do like soft pinks and dramatic dark purples. I’m currently wearing Essie-Lady Like (which I love), and my go-to dark purple is OPI-Eiffel for This Color. Corals are really pretty for spring, I love Essie- Cute as a Button and Tarte Deco! 

The best advice I’ve heard for color selection is to know your skin’s undertones and pick colors that pair well with it…So, it’s less about the actual color (ie- there’s a “red” for everyone; some reds have more blue and some have more orange) so much as it’s about the undertones in the color and how they match with the undertones in your skin. If you have a warmer skin tone don’t go with cooler tones and vice versa. 

Post # 11
2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014


Djacks88:  Since I get them done every 3 weeks, I go with the season or holiday which sometimes sucks b/c currently my nails are GREEN with a gold sparkle party nail for St. Pat’s (but I’m Irish, so it’s OK!!).  Next time I go, I’ll probably get a nice spring color, then after that light purple for Easter…

Wow, I never realized how much thought I put in my nail polish til now!!!! 

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