By no means am I a beauty blogger or beauty expert. My beauty routine is pretty simple and I stick with what I like. However, when I'm given the opportunity to try something new (particularly for free), I'm game. Recently I receive a Klout perk from People magazine. I've started receiving People in the mail for x number of months (I can't remember if it's 3 or 6 months) and they made me a People VIP. As a VIP I received a "box" from People and one of the items in the box was a bottle of Zoya nail polish in a nude color called Rue.
I tested it out almost immediately and found that I love the color! I've had so much fun with bright colors this summer, but this nude color gives my nails a very polished (no pun intended) look. The best thing about it is that when it starts to chip, it's not very noticeable! OMG. Why didn't anyone tell me this about nude nail polish?! When I do my nail myself, I can't go very long without them chipping (but I just picked up a tip on Pinterest to keep the tips from chipping so easily – put a coat just on the tips of your nails and then put a coat on the whole nail). Case in point. I was recently trying on cute rings at Old Navy and texted a photo to my best friend, Alexia. She replied that she liked my nails. She didn't even notice (or at least she didn't comment on) the fact that the polish was chipped. I don't really think it was obvious in the photo.
So, I decided that I would give my nails a fresh coat of the Zoya Rue polish the night before my trip to Puerto Rico. I'm not a huge fan of gel polish, because it's so hard on my nails, but I wanted to make sure that my nails would look nice the entire trip. This polish did the trick. It started to chip just a little (which shocked me that it didn't chip more) before the trip was over, but I still kept admiring my nails throughout the trip. They continued to look good the entire weekend, because the chipping did not stand out. Nude polishes will now be my go-to nail look for trips and vacations.
What are some of your favorite nude polishes?