classic nail polish-withlovewen.com-withlovewen-wendyreyes-classicnailpolish-nailpolish-nudenailpolish-brownskinnailpolish-pinknailpolish-beauty-fashion-styleI have a list of classic nail polish shades for all occasions. I have been through all stages of nail polishes shades. From the gothic black, girly red, french manicure, bright neon, and happy colors. My all-time favorite was the french manicure. But I didn’t have a style define when it comes to nail polish preferences.

Back when I was a student, my nails probably reflected the many colors of the flags at the United Nations headquarter. It was an experiment with colors and to be honest, probably matching colors with emotions as a young adult. It was a carnival.

Like everything in life, we learn with experiences and time. It’s all fun and games until we go back to our teen and college students photos and say “Yikes!”. Also, those outfits, makeup and hair colors that we used to wear. But no regrets. At one point in life, those “fashion” choices/mistakes made us happy, right? In my case, I only need to hide old photos under a safe lock (and throw the keys), so no one else can find them, and all will be fine. Ha!

All girls need to go through the embarrassing process of trying different types of fashion styles so they could turn into women which understand what works for their style, skin color, and body type. Geez, that even sounds similar to dating? Ha!classic nail polish-withlovewen.com-withlovewen-wendyreyes-classicnailpolish-nailpolish-nudenailpolish-brownskinnailpolish-pinknailpolish-beauty-fashion-style

When it comes to a manicure, I have learned that I don’ t need several choices when it comes to nail polishes. I only need what works with my skin color. That’s it.

The Right Classic Nail Polish Colors

I’m an island girl. Back home in DR, we call my skin color “trigueña.” Which means a mix of the island triple-background: Native Taino Indigenous, African Slaves, and Spaniards Conquistadors. In the USA, we get called “tan-skinned,” “olive-skinned” or “brown girls.”

However, let’s not get further into all of those details. We are talking about skin color because that is the number one thing to have into consideration when we need to find the perfect nail polish for us. These classic colors are the best nail polish options according to my trigueña skin. But luckily since most of these choices are also “neutrals,” I would say they are utterly beautiful as well for some darker and lighter skin tones as well.classic nail polish-withlovewen.com-withlovewen-wendyreyes-classicnailpolish-nailpolish-nudenailpolish-brownskinnailpolish-pinknailpolish-beauty-fashion-style

Here is My List of Favorite Classic Nail Polish Shades

The Nude

I will always be searching for my perfect nude color. Nothing says I’m “grown-up” than a nude color shade. My problem is that there are so many perfect nude choices for my skin color, that I end up having too many of the same similar color pattern. Nude colors are my weakness when I go to the beauty stores. Please hide them all from me. I’m sure that one day I will find my “Mr. Perfect” nude nail polish and I will stop the hunt.

My favorite nudes are butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer VernisBurberry Nail Polish – English Rose No.102Kendra Scott Shimmer Effect Nail LacquerOrly French Manicure White TipsEssie Essie 2-pc. Gel Couture Nail Polish KitNails Inc. NAILS INC. – NAILKALE – IlluminatorEssie Nail ColorOPI PRODUCTS, INC. OPI Original Nail Envy Strengthener – .5 ozCND Vinylux Weekly PolishSally Hansen Color Therapy Nail PolishSally Hansen Diamond Strength French Manicure in Barely ThereOrly Breathable Treatment + ColorZoya Nail Lacquer, and Pacifica Vegan 7 Free Nail Polish Collection.

 

The Perfect Pink

Pink nail polish is all that I’m into now. It goes perfectly on tan skinned. Plus is Summer now and all those beautiful flowers and pink roses in my neighborhood are getting me inspired. I tend to try different varieties of pink colors during warm season weather, and I keep finding a new favorite each summer. Of course, no such thing as having too many pink nail polishes. Ha!

 

The French

Forever a classic nail polish and it goes well with every single skin color. There are two types of women: the women who will only wear daily french manicures and those that give the French manicure a lousy reputation. It is a matter of taste and choices. I love French manicures. I don’t wear it daily but I think is still great for special events. The key to me for my perfect “Modern Frenchy” is on how I keep the shape of my nails and on using a pink-shade top coat instead of beige.

Let’s all keep on wearing and using whatever makes us happy and make us feel beautiful with our choices regardless of what doesn’t work for others. French manicures are the ultimate classy.

 

The Taupe and Beige/Grey

I didn’t fall in love with these classic nail polish color immediately. Mostly, these nail polishes are tricky because I feel not many color choices look good against my skin shade. I don’t like the contrast against my skin if I use the wrong color. Luckily, after many tries, I found the perfect balance, and I love them. I love the neutral balance between beige and grey on these colors. I usually transition into these colors during the fall.

 

The Classic Red

I used to wear this classic nail polish color on a daily basis. Red is the eternal girly nail polish, and it will always give a little “feminine vamp” to any outfit. It doesn’t matter if the outfit is a black tie dress or just jeans and a tank top. It is mandatory to go into the hunt for the perfect “red” for our skin color. We have so many new options when it comes to red polish on the market; there is no problem finding the perfect shade. A suitable replacement for a red color could also be a strong magenta.

My favorites are Deborah Lippmann Nail ColorNAILS INC. NailkaleORLY Red Flare Nail PolishYves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail PolishEssie Essie Fall Trend 2017 Nail PolishBurberry Beauty Nail PolishGucci Rush, Bold High-Gloss LacquerOPI Nail Lacquer, Madam PresidentBurberry Nail Polish – Oxblood No.303Cote Nail Polish (No. 36)Aly Running Red Lights Nail PolishRevlon Nail EnamelSally Hansen Color Therapy Nail PolishOrly Breathable Treatment + ColorOPI Make it Iconic Infinite Shine CollectionJulep Color Treat Nail PolishPacifica Vegan 7 Free Nail Polish Collection, and China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners.

 

The Vamp

The right classic nail polish “vamp” for me run into the dark purple or strong red wine categories. Never black. It is too extreme for my skin color. The ideal dark vamp is a mix between both purple-red colors.

 

classic nail polish-withlovewen.com-withlovewen-wendyreyes-classicnailpolish-nailpolish-nudenailpolish-brownskinnailpolish-pinknailpolish-beauty-fashion-styleHope these choices are helpful. Remember, we are all beautifully different. Therefore we need to find what works for us according to our uniqueness and tastes. There is nothing wrong with trying new colors and failing. That’s how you will discover your “Mr. Perfect” classic nail polish. Do any of these classics work for you? What color is your ultimate favorite nail polish? Please share them.

With Love, Wen

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  1. I never really thought about my skin color with my nail polish. I’m also a big fan of French manicure. It’s classic and polished. In the summer (especially on my toes) i like a color nail color.

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