Nude nails have been popular for a while now but finding the perfect nude colour for darker skin has always been a struggle, whether its underwear, lipsticks or in this case nail polish. There are now more brands catering to to this audience but it can still be a hassle finding the perfect nude colour for your skin tone.
You don't have to match your skin tone perfectly, try a shade lighter or a shade darker even try a matte finish on top of the polish to make your nude nails stand out more. The best way to find the perfect colour is through research.
Below are some some of the best nail polish brands, that have great nude colours for darker skin.
1. black Up, is a beauty line for women of colour, they have a a range of various nude colours that will match a range of skin tones.
You can purchase them here for £12.50 : http://www.blackup.co.uk/nails/135-vernis-a-ongles.html
2. Essie is a great brand that has a range of nude shades that are great for light, medium and dark skin tones. My favourites are chocolate cakes, mink muffs and tea and crumpets.
You can purchase them here http://www.essie.com/Colors.aspx
3. Zoya also has a wide selection of nude nail polishes, the best ones for darker skin tones are Spencer, Chanelle, Emilia, Gina, Mary, Dea and Flowie.
You can purchase them here: http://www.zoya.com/content/Search/?Description=nude
4. OPI is one of the top nail polish brands so its only right that they have a great selection of nude polish for darker skin tones, a few of my favourites are squeaker of the house, over the taupe, coconuts over OPI and cosmo-not tonight honey!
You can purchase them here for £12.50: www.opiuk.com/shop/colour/shades/browns.html
Acrylic nails are my favourite go to style and I have been wearing them on and off for about 3 years. I do have to admit I don't give my natural nails enough of a break from acrylics as I know i should do, but i am trying to change that and break out of the habit of getting infill after infill.
I have found that once I take my acrylics off, my natural nails would be thin and weak which is not very healthy and very annoying to deal with.
The most important step is removing the acrylic nails, I wouldn't recommend you trying to take off your acrylics yourself, as you are more likely to damage your natural nails if you do this incorrectly , but below are links to how to remove acrylic at home.
Once the acrylics are removed, (depending on how long you have had them on) your natural nails may appear to be dry,thin and brittle. If you decided to go to a nail salon to get your acrylics removed they will treat your nails by shaping and buffering they will also apply oil to your cuticles which will promote healthy nail growth.
My top tips for natural healthy nails
* Apply strengthening products
* Trim and shape your nails
* Give yourself a manicure every few weeks
These tips will help to repair any damage to your natural nails that were caused from having acrylic nails, this process requires patience as it is not a speedy process. Don't get me wrong i am not saying to never have acrylics because i know i will be getting them again in a few weeks, but having a break from acrylics and caring for your natural nails is essential for healthy nails!
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