NOTD : The perfect nude nails

August 26, 2013

Before leaving Lebanon, I went to get my nails done knowing that I was going to end up with nude nails. When I arrived in front of the Essie board full of nail polish, the reds and deep pinks caught my attention. It took me over 15 minutes to choose a color and make up my mind – typical Zein. I finally went for a mix of two different colors that created the perfect nude.

In the Essie collection, the nudest nude is, of course, the very well known Topless and Barefoot. Although it’s a beautiful color, I find it a bit yellowish and ‘dead’ for me. I think I would love it more if I were a bit more tanned. To add a bit of ‘life’ to this color, the manicurist applied a coat of Sugar Daddy over it. A good touch of pink. And now, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you *dramatic pause* the perfect nude!

I’ve had this combo on my nails for five days now and still loving it. To be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of it right after application. But there is something about it that makes you love it only until the next day… Makes sense?

The top color can be changed if you want a different result. Instead of Sugar Daddy you can go for Mademoiselle for less pink or something like Potato Fields for no pink at all. Hm.. I wonder how that would look like. So basically Topless and Barefoot is a great base when you want to turn a sheer nail polish into an opaque color.

Note: the two coats of polish are a bit thick. You might not get the same result if the layers are thin.

What is your perfect nude nail polish/combo? Leave a comment below!

– Zein xx

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  • Reply Megan Lillie August 26, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Oh my these are gorgeous! So beautiful.

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

    • Reply Zein September 2, 2013 at 9:20 am

      Thank you 🙂


  • Reply Nancy T January 16, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    You have the prettiest hands!! And your nails look gorgeous! My go to is Bubble Bath, but recently I had them put Topless Beach in gel on my nails and really liked the look for the first few days, but decided that I really truly like either a really dark color, or a nude. I am definitely going to try your combo the next time I go! Thanks!

    • Reply Zein January 24, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Let me know how it goes! x

  • Reply Jenn January 29, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Love this color! I totally want to do this on my nails! Do you know how thick and how many layers of the nail polish’s they put on your nails? (I want to try this as a diy)

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