Saturday, June 4, 2011

All About Nudes

So, the other night, just as I was falling asleep, Hubby said to me, "What is nude, in terms of nail polish?"

"What?"  I replied.  "Where did that come from?"

"I saw it on your blog and I don't know what it means."

"It means a nail polish color that is skin colored."

"So, red isn't a nude?"

>>>  Insert sleep-killing laughter here.  Isn't that the cutest?

I love how he is interested in my nail polish.  Every time I change the color, he always wants to see.  I don't even have to say, "Look at my nails!"

So here is some more about nudes.  As I mentioned the other day, I ordered, and received, the whole set of the Zoya Touch collection.  I did this because 1) I am a glutton for nail polish and 2) I can't figure out what my skin tone is!  Sometimes I think it's warm and other times I think it's cool.  Maybe it's neutral?  I just don't know.

I decided to start with Minka, thinking it would be the color I like least.  It has a kind of yellowish cast - not that I have anything against yellow!  I just didn't think it would look that great on me.  But I really like it!

I had some trouble applying this one.  Almost at the end of doing the second coat, I noticed that the brush on this particular bottle was cut sort of at an angle, and I think that may be what caused my problems.  Otherwise, it went on nicely and was completely opaque in two coats.  I'm not sure if this is the perfect color for me, but I think it's a very pretty color.  Kind of oyster-y.  The amount of shimmer is perfect.

It's shown above against my blue Jan Sweater, but I think it looks quite a bit different against my light peach Maris sweater, more like a greige*:

* Hubby and I have also had a conversation in which he asked me to explain greige.  So cute!


  1. It *does* look good! It's funny because I thought the same thing when the collection came out: "Oh, this'll help me figure out my skin tone." I was leaning towards Minka because of the yellow. Sometimes, I think warm colors look better, but sometimes I think cooler ones do. I have no idea. I probably need to go to MAC or something.

  2. The Touch collection is kind of fascinating to me right now. I think I'll order spoons of all of them and decide from there. My hubby knows I'm fond of nail polish, but that's about it. If I get too many more boxes in the mail (esp. from Zoya) he might start to ask questions. :)

    Minka looks fabulous on you!

  3. I'm really liking the different colored nudes, not only by themselves, but as canvasses for other things like glitter and Konad :-)


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