Post # 1
First of all: Yes. This is #firstworldproblems to the max. I admit it. But it’s almost Friday and I wanna ask my Bee buddies for tips on my tips!
So here goes: As the title suggests, I am a super lame, one trick pony when it comes to nail polish. I always (and I mean always) go for a light baby pink (think CND Shellac Romantique/Strawberry Smoothie/Beau and OPI Bubble Bath). But I want to learn new tricks and become a cooler more exciting pony.
Anyone ever in the same boat? What are some “safe” shades to try? CND Shellac recs would be ideal since that’s what my fave salon carries, but if you have other gel mani polishes that you really like, I’d love to hear it as well.
If it matters, I have pale skin that’s kind of pinky-toned. I want something different, but I’m not sure that I’m ready for anything too dark/bright/bold especially since it’s Shellac and I’d rather not want to take it off after a day. @ellagrace posted a lovely mani once in Cityscape (a pale gray) which was gorgeous, but I’m not sure that it’d be all that flattering on me given my pinky undertones.
tl;dr — Gimme some recs for Shellac/gel mani shades cuz I’m boring as shit.
Thanks all and happy almost Friday! 🙂
Post # 2
I’m commenting because I am exactly the same as you and want some fresh ideas too!!
Sometimes I go for a light pink that has a slighty purple undertone, but that’s as far as I go in terms of mixing things up!
Post # 3
TheGridMonster: I’m like you. When I do my nails I tend to go more neutral on my fingers. The darkest I have is a bronzy color and that is only in Summer when I have a tan. I go a little crazier on my toes….purples, blues, greens, and sometimes corals.
Post # 4
Guuuuuurl, I am president of the pale club. I wear a lot of dark grays–here are some of my (gel) go-to colors:
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2015 - Versailles Banquets (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
OneDayMrsL: I feel like nails should be fun! just go in and have your nail person pick the color Or just pick a number and do that color 🙂
Post # 6
There’s also one that’s a tad more pale than the LL but I don’t know the name. I’ve seen you post pics of your ring and your skintone looks very similar to mine. I normally don’t like colours (I’m a nude girl myself) but the pale purples look really good against my skin.
Post # 7
I’m the same way, but I got a pinkish red gel done and it was gorgeous and went with everything. So, oddly still neutral. Of course when it started to grow out, not so attractive.
Post # 8
I’m pale white with pink tones and bright reds really suit me and complement my ring too. My hands aren’t pretty so try to ignore that and just check out the tones. It’s a classic colour that never dates.
Post # 9
TheGridMonster: Ever considered giving your nails a break and just doing a buff-no-polish manicure? Nail polish can be fun, but I really think that clean, natural nails look so classy and fresh. Of course, I work with surgeons, so none of my colleagues are wearing nail polish.
Post # 10
Thanks so much everyone! I do always contemplate trying red because even though it’s bright, it’s so classic. And pastels are def on my radar.
molokoa: haha I actually haven’t gotten a Shellac mani since early December and my nails have been naked since. They’re healthy and I adore the naked/natural look, but sometimes I get in the mood to treat myself to a shiny mani.
Post # 11
I have pale pinky coloring I love orange/ corals, pale mint green, hot pink, light blue. I’ll leave you with my all time fav my disney princess castle nails.
Post # 12
TheGridMonster: I like Cake Pop! It’s a pale opaque pink. For a little excitement, you could have them do a coat of Grapefruit Sparkle over the top!(sheer gold sparkle without being super glittery)
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
I’m all about the light pinks and nudes usually too but I also go for deep burgundy or classic red on occasion, I think they both look classy and go with anything.
Post # 14
Go for the bright red! I always love pale pinks on other people, but hate the way it looks on me, so I basically just wear bright red, if I’m wearing anything at al.
I have somehow bought the same shade in red in basically every brand, because it is perfect. OPI: Kennebunkport (Sephora: Mr. Right Now, Essie: Fishnet Stockings, Revlon: Valentine.)
Post # 15
TheGridMonster: r u a “scandal” fan? She wears a cocoa and romantic combo, and a cocoa and negligee combo. I usually wear the same pinks u do, but want to try out these combos the next mani I get after engagement photos