The Neutral/Pale/Pastel Hybrid

Is it a neutral? No. Is it pale? No. Is it a pastel? Ummmm, not sure. My current lacquer loves that I’ve been flashing on my fingertips don’t fall neatly into a colour family at all, but sort of make a new category of their own, being of a mix of all the aforementioned shades. Soft, delicate and a nice autumn alternative to the blues I was sporting all monsoon, and the pinks of the past few months. Perfect for both sets of paws, I like to wear them paired with a stack of gold and turquoise set rings for a bit of festive flavour. Sally Hansen’s Triple Shine Nail Enamel in Drama Sheen heads up the pack and is the lightest of the trio. My favourite is Colorbar Nail Polish in Baby Peach, which has a touch of orange to it, making it the most eye-catching. The Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Colour in Caramel Melt is a stunner and the hardiest in formula – five days without even a touch of tip wear, and it’s under Rs.500.

With the arrival of some soft colours, it seems autumn has finally arrived. Well, on my nails at least…