My obsession du jour? The slate nails I’ve been spying on all the slinky sylphs on Instagram.
There’s a lot to love about this most sexy of shellacs. Because the shade straddles the easy-to-use, not-quite-neutral spectrum, grey is great for greenhorns – call it the 50 shades of grey for nail novices, if you like.
This anything-goes nature gives you a free hand to experiment without get your fingers burned, so to speak. Consider going the grungy route for a tough-as-nails, biker chick vibe, or tread softly in a demure dove-grey topcoat. Either way, you’ll look cool as steel.
Top tip for intermediate-level beauty students: Opt for an opalescent, grey-on-grey ombre – so very sublime for the swanky soirees this time of the year.
Unwilling to work your fingers to the bone scouting for grey nail varnish? You’ll be pleased as punch to know that this universally flattering polish is being proffered left and right on the just about every makeup aisle.
Friendly reminder before I sign off: Be sure to single out 3- or 5-free formulas so as to take the menace out of your manicure, and you’ll be in good hands.
All hands on deck? Pore over these #NailsOfInstagram-worthy swag that have earned a thumbs-up from yours truly, and get cracking on putting those talons to good use!
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