A shade that is currently dominating my nail polish collection is dirty pinks. It's a shade that can work all year round and they're pretty flattering on most skin tones. They're also the perfect shade for those of us who want to have a nice manicure. But don't want to sit in the 'nude' category. Here are 5 of my favourite pretty dirty pink shades.
ESSIE ETERNAL OPTIMIST: This is the latest shade to join my collection of dirty pinks. It's definitely the pinkest out of all of them but it still fits comfortably in the neutrals category. What I love about Essie polishes aside from their fail safe formulation that always stands the test of time on my nails. Is that even with the lighter shades you can still get an opaque finish in a couple of coats. The wide brush also makes it fool proof to mess up your manicure.
H&M ROSE UMBER: If you're a fan of blusher shades like Tarte Exposed or Nars Douceur then you will love this nail colour. I was always skeptical of good the H&M beauty range would be but it's pretty awesome. It's got a beautiful wide brush that makes application a breeze. Even though the formulation isn't the best you can still get an opaque finish in just a couple of coats. In combination with a good topcoat you can get good 3-4 days without chipping too.
SALLY HANSEN ENCHANTE: I've not had much luck when it comes to the Sally Hansen nail treatments. But when it comes to their colour range, however, it's been a much better experience. The formulation is beautiful. Thick creamy colours that are opaque in one coat. They could be easily bypassed amongst the nail stands because they're quite expensive but they're well worth it. Their packaging might not be as pretty as Essie but their polishes are still high in quality.
REVLON COLOURSTAY VINTAGE ROSE: Revlon isn't typically a brand that I go towards when it comes to nail polish. However after spotting this little number in TK Maxx for a mere couple of pounds I decided to see if they were worth the full price tag. It's a beautiful dusky pink that has a touch of berry to it. Even though it has a great brush and the formula is spot on it doesn't appear to last all that long on my nails. Which is a shame but this could be down to top coat choice.
REVLON TEAK ROSE: This is the polish that kicked off the entire love affair with these polishes. Out of all the shades, this is one that is slightly more suited towards the warmer months. But who cares about those traditional beauty rules anyway? It's got a red undertone which is incredibly flattering on the majority of skin tones. I wish that these polishes from Revlon had a better brush because without a really steady hand and some serious skill you can be left with a pretty shaky manicure. The formulation is still pretty good, though once you've got it on your nails. Not the best in terms of longevity but still reasonable.