I’m all about optimizing and filling the basic wardrobe needs and then let the creativity run wild and free, come up with amazing new combos from what I already have.
Already talked about the bags every woman should own, about the essential cold winter footwear… How about the 5 nail polishes every girl should own? Spring is officially here, it’s time to step up on every little beauty (and more) gesture! Polish those pretty little nails is the least you can do!
Some of you already know – and witnessed – my extended passion for all things nails. Therefore it may sound surprising, coming from someone with a large library of tiny colorful bottles of nail lacquer, that it can all be reduced down to an essential of only 5 nail polishes that should really be in every beauty bag (the base coat and the top coat are not part of that essential 5):
Silver glitter top coat
If there’s just one glitter you need to have, then make it silver! Whether you’ll opt for chunky big glitter or tiny, holographic glitter, that one top coat can change everything! Paint it on the accent nail (which is usually the ring finger nail) or over neutral polish, red or black or even dab it in a gradient on the classic French and it’ll be all the sparkle you need to make your nails look like fresh out of the beauty salon!
Crisp white nail polish
There’s one way for the white polish – and that is the classic French tips. Essential for any French manicure, the crisp white tips will instantly make your nails look sophisticated and high maintenance without it necessarily be the case.
See also: Simple tips for gorgeous, healthy nails!
Black nail polish
Because there’s only so much French and neutral nails you can wear! Every once in awhile, a touch of rock, a bold, strong black manicure goes wonderfully for the wild nights out and for days when you want to rock more than you want to look girly.
Red nail polish
Going way beyond the reach of Christmas days, the bright red nails are a fashion statement per se. A simple way to show you’re a woman, proud and brave, not afraid to wear your flirty nails! Just like black nails, red nails go best on shorter nails. When your nails are longer, think of more subtle, classic manis like neutrals or French. They’re already long, thus drawing attention to them, there’s no need to paint them a solid, strong color to make them look claw-y.
Light pink, natural transparent neutral nail polish
Depending on the natural skin tone, you’ll need a nail polish that’s very similar but with a slight pink, beige or white tint. For those days when you’re feeling pretty or inspiration just doesn’t add up on the nail front. A natural, neutral manicure is all you need to look fresh but careful about how you build your appearance.