Beauty Bust: Summer Nudes & Neutrals

Every now and then I need a break from all the summer brights and like to go towards something more pale or subdued for  my fancy feet and handy digits. Yet, I still like to keep the colors cool, playful and summery. I’ve recently added some new lovelies to my giant polish collection and I’m loving them. I still have a few more to use thanks to Zoya’s fabulous deals of buy three, get three free. As I’ve mentioned on here before, their 3-free (toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor) formulas are pretty much one of the few I can use that don’t irritate my sensitive skin.

Neutrals and nudes are always tricky for me. I’m not sure if it’s my skin tone or I keep choosing the wrong colors but they usually blend in with my skin too much where I look like
I just have a giant finger with no nail, or they look too yellow or go the other way on the spectrum and don’t look nude on me at all. I attempted to try the nude scene once more and found a perfect fit. Piper by Zoya is a lovely mix of warm medium soft pink with subtle mauve and tan  isn’t too sheer and perfect for a natural nude look. It even looked great while my feet were enjoying laying on the sand.

After a few days on the beach I wanted a bit of a change so I added a coat of Meadow over Piper. It gave it a nice glow and brighter nude with it’s slightly metallic look. The Zoya site describes Meadow as: a soft medium pinkish peach with mauve undertones and warm frosty golden shimmer. Golden and flesh-toned, a sparkling nude for warm skin tones. This addition to Piper made my nails look slightly summery with it’s nude glow.

My other recent summer color is Megan, a grayish/taupe color with some purple undertones, which makes it a bit more Spring and Summer than Fall. The site says it’s a great winter neutral, but as you can see in my photos, it’s a nice bright, pale that can be used for the warmer months as well.

What colors do you turn to for a break of the Summer brights? Share your favorite shades or brands in the comments below.

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