Nail Polish Starter Kit

Just a quick open and close of my nail polish drawer reveals a new level of ridiculousness. Let’s just say I own way more polishes than I do nails, have umpteen shades that fit the sheer pink category and possess all the cult favourites. It’s not a proud moment. But when it comes to nail lacquer I just can’t help myself, there’s something about the feeling of an at home mani with a new colour to luxe-up your outfit. However in reality only a small selection enter my everyday polish rotation and my collection got me thinking whether I could whittle it down to a mere ‘Starter Kit-esque’ edit. And you know what with some careful colour deduction, I just about can…

My thinking behind these four choices was that every gal needs a pink, peach, a slightly nude and a fruity choice to see her through the nail polish cycle. Starting from the left allow me to introduce Lakme Caramel Melt, a shade that I will recommend to anyone if they allow me to gas on about polish for long enough. It fits the ‘neutral’ category perfectly and has been a bit of a go-to colour for myself over the past few months. Then to fill the pink bill, Chambor 451 is the ultimate. A cheerful pink that looks just as chic on the nails with one coat as it does three. For occasions when you’re feeling a little experimental and a shade that looks especially good during the day is Revlon Northern Lights. Easily the most blabbed about shade from Revlon’s offering and one that will have you peering down at your pinkies all day. Colorbar Baby Peach is what I like to call my ‘one-stop-peach’, even just a single layer on the nail of this baby will have you sorted. The only peach you need and that’s sayin’ somethin’.

So there you have it – my top pickings for any nail polish virgins out there and a nice beginners quad for you. Now I’m off to heed my own advice and get rifling through my own stash. I’m not quite sure how I can justify my possession of five pink glitter polishes…