A Sheer Coat

After a season crammed of resolute reds, bolshy berries and sometimes garish glitter nails, I’m embracing a shift to sheer coats. It’s time to wheel out those ‘my nails but better’ and ‘I’ve just had a mani’ shades which can imitate a perfectly groomed nail like no other. Nothing new, neither groundbreaking here today but if your nails are in need of a bold nail break then I have just the ticket…

Now deciphering between the 4 colours I picked out for this edit is going to be a tough one, but here it goes. Baring on the left we have Colorbar Baby, a much coveted shade in the beauty blogging world. A pink tinged cream, it’s certainly is the most opaque out of the offering but hits the pastel criteria right on the head. Next up is Lakme Beige Suit, the sheerest of the bunch. The beauty of this milky blush shade is that it looks just as pretty with one coat applied as it does with three – how many I do is much dependent on how lazy I’m feeling (note: usually one). Lakme Caramel Melt rounds up my Lakme duo. An almost sugared almond shade that has a rosy undertone to it making it a peppy pink that brightens the nail. My current love affair is with L’Oreal’s Beige Boheme. With equal doses of milkiness and pinkness, it leaves the nail with a sheer drop of natural nail goodness.

Lacquer on a sheer coat from this quad and you’ll be looking post-professional-mani in no time. Or slick on a coat of clear and leave it there and rock the sheerest coat of them all!