Guest post: Classic nail polish comebacks

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Guest post: Classic nail polish comebacks

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By Meagan Malloch

The new spring and summer trends have finally hit the runways – and the red carpets – and it looks like a certain beauty trend has made its way back onto our fingertips. It seems that eye-popping nail polish and crazy nail art have been bumped to second best. Top spot goes to simple and sophisticated classic colours. Solid tones like black and burgundy are back on the scene, giving women who are not into Day-Glo polishes and flashy nail effects other options. Light nude shades, such as beige and off-white, and solid dark and stormy colours, such as jet black and burgundy, are inching their way back into the favour of the masses. This return to the classics helps add a hint of colour to your nails without it looking like your fingers are all the shades of the rainbow. Here are six of my favourite shades that demonstrate this trend perfectly.


  1. The New Neutrals in Self-Righteous, Sephora, $14.
  2. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($9) can give you a soft nude look. Try it in Arm Candy as seen on Golden Globe nominee Naomi Watts.
  3. L’Oréal Paris Nail Colour in Pale Blue ($7.50) can help give you a little bit of colour without getting into any extremes.


  1. Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Nail Lacquer in Black ($6) is a sleek polish that has a solid finish and a shine that competes with a gel mani.
  2. Essie Nail Polish in Licorice ($12) will leave you with a nice jet-black creamy colour.
  3. Nicole by OPI Black Texture Coat ($11) has major colour payoff and will give you that rock star look in just two coats flat.
Which do you prefer – black or beige nails?


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Guest post: Classic nail polish comebacks