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6 Of The Best Nail Polishes For Every Skin Tone

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Bree Nowlands blog explains:

Picking the perfect nail polish colour is by no means an easy task. With thousands of shades sitting pretty on every salon shelf, from countless brands, it’s a mean feat in itself to even pick a starting point (and stick to it) not to mention all those times we thought we’ve picked the perfect shade —only to be bitterly disappointed the moment it hit our digits.

Just like you match your makeup to your skin tone, you really should be complementing your skin tone with your nail colour. So, yes, it is indeed your skin tone that explains why Selena Gomez’s bright cobalt blue polish of choice makes your fingertips look a little sickly and in need of a serious Vitamin D hit.



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We do like to consider ourselves problem solvers, and rather excellent ones at that. Which is exactly why we’ve rounded up six nail polish shades that look great on every skin tone (yep, every-single-one!). That means zero chance of unflattering nail shades ruining that un-staged (yet totally staged) Insta-shot of you holding up your Friday night beverage of choice. Cheeeeers to that.

The Most Perfect Baby Pink

Essie | Nail Lacquer in Ballet Slippers

Essie Ballet Slippers is a cult classic, an eternal favourite of celeb manicurists across the globe. It’s a pale pink shade that’s slightly translucentUthat will make your nails look clean, polished and put together. Think of it as the tinted moisturizer of nail polish shades. A must have.

The Universally Flattering Nude

CND | Vinylux Nail Polish in Field Fox

greyish-neutral nude hue that won’t make olive skin tones look dull, yet won’t wash out pale complexions. A shiny topcoat is all you need to complete a perfectly polished outfit. Bonus, this hard-working enamel lasts up to 10 days without chipping.

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The Ever-So-Chic Red For Everyone

OPI | Nail Enamel in Big Apple Red

If you’re anything like us, now that summer is over, your wardrobe will consist exclusively of black, black and… more black. Add a pop of grown-up colour with shiny, bright-red red talons. OPI’s Iconic Big Apple Red is a creamy, classic red that isn’t too cool nor warm, perfect for all skin tones.

The Unexpected Universally Flattering Blue Hue

Mecca Cosmetica | Artistry Nail Polish in Camilla

Have you ever thought “the shade of her blue jeans really don’t suit her”? Yeah. Neither have we. That’s likely because navy is surprisingly, universally flattering! The perfect alternative to harsh black polishes or your go-to deep red... The shade also represents confidence; intelligence and power so sign us up!

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The Perfect ‘No-Mani’ Manicure Shade

Dior | Nail Glow

If you’re all about channeling your inner French-girl (read: looking put together at all times but never over done), this polish is just for you. It’s a universally flattering ‘nail enhancer’ that brightens nail beds and leaves your digits looking shiny and healthy. Stash it in your desk drawer for when there’s zero time to dash to a salon.

The Colour To Complement Your Glass Of Wine

Jinsoon | Nail Lacquer in Audacity

Vampy burgundy nails = polished and impossibly chiiiic. This rich wine-hued shade sits between a cool dark red and a true dark red, meaning it’ll complement and brighten skin tones from fair through to dark.

So, there you have it, six universally flattering shades that will work with every skin tone and complete every outfit. You’ll never feel overwhelmed and under pressure in salon again. Crisis adverted. You’re welcome.

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Now a little something for the eco - heads....



Sienna Byron Bay produces premium quality non toxic nail polish right here in Byron Bay Australia.
Hailing from the sunny shores of Byron Bay, Sienna brings you a healthy nail polish; there’s no Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, synthetic camphor, xylene, tosylamide, benzophenone-1, animal parts or any other nasties. Our nail polish remover and nail care products are all non toxic and will deliver you a long lasting manicure. We’re Vegan, PETA and Choose Cruelty Free Certified (CCF).
Our natural wooden caps are made from local non-native sustainable timber. The timber we use inhibits the growth of old, native Australian species, making our caps environmentally friendly and organic. We’re scrapping the traditional plastic in favour of these and we think it looks beautiful too!
We are proud to bring you the best quality products, that are both ethical and eco conscious. As everything should be! If you are interested in stocking Sienna, please visit our wholesale page.
Make the mindful choice to use a safer polish;


My personal favorite..

What is Caption Polish?
A: Caption Polish is a next generation nail polish with LacQ3 Technology. It air dries 3 times faster than traditional nail polish without a UV light, wears with gel durability, and removes without soaking. Too good to be true? We don’t think so.


Q: Does Caption Polish contain any harsh chemicals like Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toluene?
A: All Caption products are 3 free; so you can be worry free.

Q: Does Caption Polish conduct any product testing that’s harmful to animals?
A: No way. Never. Not gonna happen. Caption products are 100% cruelty free.

Q: How do I prep my nails for Caption Polish?
A: Caption Polish performs best when it has a squeaky clean surface to adhere to. Just cleanse your nails of dust and oils and get ready for the best manicure ever.

Q: Why should I use the Caption Base?
A: Caption Polish performs best when used as a system, Base, Color, and Top. Want longer, healthier looking natural nails? They can be yours with the Caption Base. Our base coat fortifies the natural nail. It protects from any potential staining and increases the wear time of your Caption Polish.

Q: Do I need to use a UV or LED light with Caption Polish?
A: Caption Polish is an air-dry system. This means there’s no need to cure in UV or LED light.

Q: How long does Caption Polish wear?
A: Caption Polish lasts 2-3 times longer than traditional nail polish. It’s relentless polish, so go on and work it.

Q: How is Caption Polish removed?
A: It’s soak-free instant removal. Just one wipe for a clean slate with your favorite polish remover.

Q: Can I use Caption Polish over my artificial nails?
A: Yes, you can! Caption Polish was designed to work wonders over acrylic, gel, or natural nails.

Q: Can I use Caption Polish on my own nails at home? 
A: Yes. Lock in your look with the Caption Polish System- Base Coat, Core Color, Top Effect and Top Coat. On your own nails, apply Caption Polish in thin layers on a stable flat surface to keep any movement to a minimum. The most important thing to do is to take your time and have fun.

Q: How long is the shelf life of Caption Polish?
A: Caption Polish has a 24 month shelf life after opening.

Q: How can I get the best results with Caption Polish?
A: Caption Polish is pigment-rich and needs only to be applied in thin layers. Overworking or applying Caption Polish in thick layers is not recommended.

6 Of The Best Nail Polishes For Every Skin Tone

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