I’m about to admit to something major here, can you keep a secret?
I’ve never owned a nude nail varnish.
I can hear the sound of jaws collectively hitting the keyboard – ouch.
“How on earth can I have gone this long in life without having had one?” is most likely the thought on all your minds.
My answer is quite simply, “I don’t know.” I have absolutely no idea. Perhaps it never stuck me as a colour I needed to own.
Perhaps after being well schooled by ELLE and Vogue at last, I made it my mission to pick one up when I was in the UK this summer.
So off I popped to Boots, and browsed the nail varnish aisles for what seemed like hours. My initial reason for picking up Kate Moss for Rimmel London in Soul Session was a very shallow one – the packaging. I just fell in love with the little chunky bottle topped with a chunky cap featuring the crown logo! It’s so cute!
(Kate claims Soul Session is a colour she likes a lot here.)
Ahem, moving on the varnish itself.
I really like this colour. It’s a dusky pink nude with a nice shine, so I suppose you can’t really go wrong with that, and it’s really classy. I feel more ladylike, and have the impression that my fingers look longer and more elegant when I’m wearing it.
I’m wearing two coats with a basecoat and no topcoat. I do wish it were a little bit more opaque, but perhaps it wouldn’t be a nude then? I think I’ll try doing three coats next time so that the white parts are a little less visible. Even with two coats, they aren’t that obvious, you have to look really closely to see them, but I suppose I’m just picky.
This colour also appeals to my slovenly side as even if you go over the cuticles (and I often do) it’s not that noticeable.
I’ve had this polish on since Sunday, and it has stayed put for the most part, but has worn away at the tips a bit. I’m still too indolent for a topcoat, but I’m sure my nails would look much better for using one, although even if I had applied one, I’m very doubtful that it would last perfectly for ten days.
On the whole I can say that I don’t regret buying this in the least, and can see myself wearing it quite often in the months to come, when I get bored of colour.
If there are any nudes you recommend, I’d really love to hear about them in the comments below!
Some photos of Soul Session – it’s slightly deeper and pinker in person. (Bloody mobile phone camera *sigh*)
Here’s hoping that one day I’ll be able to do my nails properly, ha ha!