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Manicure Monday: My All-Time Favorite Neutral Nail Colors

12/15/2014 42 Comments

Manicure Monday: My All-Time Favorite Neutral Nail Colors

12/15/2014 42 Comments

My childhood Caboodle is stocked with Essie nail lacquers in every shade of the rainbow,  but these days all I want to wear are easy neutrals. They’re like the t-shirt and jeans of nail color: classic, comfortable, and er, polished (pardon the pun).

Annnnnd, if I’m being honest, part of me feels like my neon nail polish ship may have sailed when I crossed over the big 3-0; right alongside denim mini skirts, super low-rise jeans, and crop tops.

{Hover over images for links to each color; sources available on my Pinterest board, Nailed It.}

Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear.

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42 Comments

  • Style Domination 02/18/2015 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Keira! What did you use to create the photo compilation for this post? Looks great – and the colours are bang on.

  • Reem Jazar 01/20/2015 at 12:08 pm

    Obessed with all these nail colours! SO stylish.
    xReem https://theundonegirl.wordpress.com

  • pratishtha687 01/20/2015 at 9:54 am

    Reblogged this on pratishtha687's Blog and commented:
    Neutrals are always classy and can never go over the top….. And minimalism is the moment…

  • bhart2015 01/14/2015 at 2:12 pm

    Love the colors! They are normal and easy on the eyes! OPI seems to be THE polish of choice.

    • Keira Lennox 01/14/2015 at 6:36 pm

      OPI and Essie are my favorites! They hold up the best for me at my manicure-wrecking job.

  • lindsaybb 12/30/2014 at 5:41 pm

    Yes, I love all of these! Lincoln Park After Dark is probably my favorite, I wore it for years! I also love You Don’t Know Jacques!

  • lion20two 12/22/2014 at 9:54 am

    love :)

  • brianatrev 12/21/2014 at 9:07 pm

    Love the manicures! Very great & classic colors!
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.wordpress.com/

  • miafshaw 12/20/2014 at 11:32 pm

    Reblogged this on miafshaw and commented:
    My favourite OPI Funny Bunny

  • diybyamy 12/19/2014 at 7:58 pm

    Absolutely love ballet slippers! It’s my go to for a nice baby pink. But I’ve been looking for a really nice black nail polish so i’ll definitely have to try this one!

  • Mk 12/19/2014 at 2:50 am

    So elegant yet simple, love them

  • manchesterflickchick 12/18/2014 at 10:36 am

    OPI’s bubble bath would really bring out a tan (I’m thinking ahead ha!) and looks so pretty. I was thinking the same about neon colours but then I saw a deep neon green by China Glaze and thought “Nah, sod it I’m so buying this!” i think it can make a statement if you are wearing black or grey.

  • stylingbyannieblog 12/17/2014 at 12:42 am

    Love the colours! So gorgeous x
    http://stylingbyannieblog.wordpress.com

  • Erin E. 12/16/2014 at 4:44 pm

    I have a hard time justifying the work of a manicure for something as sheer as the Ballet Slippers color, but I ADORE the khaki and grey colors! I’m still all about the neon in summer though #noshame :)

    • Keira Lennox 12/18/2014 at 7:18 pm

      Here’s a secret on ballet slippers: use the Butter London nail foundation and it gives you a good streak-free base to layer on the color evenly. Also, you can’t really tell when it chips. 👍

      • Erin E. 12/19/2014 at 12:00 pm

        Right now I have the Essie base and it definitely makes a difference compared to using nothing at all, but I haven’t investigated the Butter London base yet. Thanks for the tip!

  • alexchickynicole 12/16/2014 at 2:50 pm

    Lincoln Park After Dark is WHERE IT’S AT! :-)

  • B. A. 12/16/2014 at 2:13 pm

    OPI Bubble Bath is perfect!!!

  • glamhipster 12/16/2014 at 12:39 am

    I absolutely love neutrals :) feel free to drop by my blog http://www.glamhipsterdiaries.wordpress.com (fashion & poetry) x

  • annaethain 12/15/2014 at 8:46 pm

    I love all the OPI colours – such a good range :)

  • Asa 12/15/2014 at 8:28 pm

    I love the Orly Country Club Khaki color. So chic!

  • Sarah 12/15/2014 at 7:25 pm

    Neutrals are definitely easy to wear no matter the occasion!

    http://sartorialsarah.wordpress.com/

  • Mel 12/15/2014 at 7:15 pm
  • Just Call Me Bee 12/15/2014 at 4:34 pm

    These are awesome! Basically, for my job I have to wear a neutral color (or go without a mani). I’m going to have to track some of these shades down!

  • asallows 12/15/2014 at 4:13 pm

    Neutrals are the best. They go with everything, and are so classic!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • Rebekah Koontz 12/15/2014 at 3:40 pm

    This is awesome! I love neutrals now I can pick the perfect one! Thanks!

    http://www.rebekahkoontzsite.wordpress.com

  • Purificación Ramos 12/15/2014 at 3:16 pm

    Reblogged this on PURIFICACIÓN RAMOS and commented:
    Las perfectas uñas de Invierno.

  • Amy Fashion Blog 12/15/2014 at 2:21 pm

    loving the light pink

  • fitwomanforlife 12/15/2014 at 1:59 pm

    Love the neutrals!

  • Amelia and Emily 12/15/2014 at 1:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Red Lips and Heels and commented:
    So much LOVE for these choices! #ManiMonday

  • sarahandtheageof 12/15/2014 at 1:43 pm

    Which is the most long-lasting for you?

    • Keira Lennox 12/15/2014 at 2:40 pm

      I’ve found that any time I use the Butter London Nail Foundation (either alone or as a base coat) my manicures last the longest. I’m really rough on my nails in my job, but I can usually get a solid 7 days out of a manicure when I use it.

      • sarahandtheageof 12/15/2014 at 2:49 pm

        uao 7 days, it would be a miracle on me:) thank you I’ll check where to buy it in Rome or online

  • TheCosmeticTester 12/15/2014 at 1:33 pm

    love all of them…

  • rhiannon 12/15/2014 at 1:00 pm

    gorgeous shades!

  • joey and the owl 12/15/2014 at 12:51 pm

    Love the neutral colors because when they chip, you can’t tell!

  • View From Above and Below 12/15/2014 at 12:30 pm

    Such beautiful colours! I recently got a really beautiful pink as well – Its Essie Eternal Optimist – a lot like Ballet Slippers but darker! Can’t wait to try one of these colours though!

    viewfromaboveandbelow.wordpress.com

    • Keira Lennox 12/15/2014 at 12:58 pm

      That’s one of my favorites, too! I was *this* close to adding it to the list, but I couldn’t find an image on Pinterest that did the color justice. It’s a great neutral.

  • yourfairygodmother 12/15/2014 at 11:43 am

    Ha, I owned ballet Slippers too. I used to be obsessed with that color. http://fairygodmotherbeautyblog.com/

  • Mojintouch by Mojisola Obazuaye 12/15/2014 at 11:35 am

    Perfect! Look gorgeous. Cheers. Mojisola
    http://www.mojintouch.com

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