While I love wearing a bright color on my nails, every once in a while it’s nice to change things up with a soft, neutral color.
Sheer pinks and creams look beautiful on well-manicured nails. Not only do these shades make your nails look better, but it can help them avoid breakage. A few coats of nail polish help reinforce some “strength” in your nails, and if you aren’t big on wearing color, a sheer neutral is a great alternative.
As far as selecting a hue for momentous occasions like getting married I’m always an advocate of wearing a soft pink shade. Trendy nails are going to come and go, and I don’t think grey or bold nails are going to be something to look back on and think, “I’m glad I wore that on my wedding day!”
A few of my top picks for neutral nails are below. When your are polishing with a sheer shade, it’s tempting to lay the product on thick. Try to avoid that as best you can, as that can lead to bubbling in the polish!
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OPI’s Bubble Bath 3 of 7
A classic in my opinion, this shade is the perfect neutral for fingernails. It makes your nails look "done" with just the slightest color.
Essie’s Ballet Slippers 4 of 7
A pretty, feminine sheer pink. Perfect for a wedding day!
Butter London’s Hen Party 5 of 7
A sheer pink shade with a slight iridescence. A neutral with a twist.
Sally Hansen’s Pink Blink 6 of 7
If you like a more opaque finish, try this pretty pink shade from Sally Hansen. Plus, it's insta-dry so you can't go wrong with that!
Sonia Kashuk’s Sugar Rush 7 of 7
A sheer shade that leans more towards the white end of the spectrum, this would also be beautiful for an everyday neutral nail.