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Neutral Territory

Published February 7, 2014 by withnailsandi

I have been sorting my swatches today and have finally grouped all my neutrals together, so I thought they would make for a good blog post.
I seem to be wearing neutrals a lot at the moment. I don’t know whether it’s the weather, the fact I’m feeling a little stressed at work or something else, but I seem to be reaching for these more than my other brighter polishes.


Rather than talk about all of them I have picked out my 5 current favourites.

OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons (left) and OPI Berlin There Done That (right)

Don’t Pretzel My Buttons from OPIs Germany collection is a nude cream shade that has a slight yellow tone. It is a great shade to give the mannequin hand look. I love wearing this to work and it looks great with a matte topcoat.
Berlin There Done That (also from the Germany Collection) is a grey beige shade. It is opaque in two coats but one coat creates a nice work friendly colour as it mutes it slightly.

Dusky Mauve by Barry M

This is a really talked about shade and so I won’t go on too much. I love the depth of this chocolate colored brown with a gorgeous purple shimmer that appears in bright light. This colour reminds me of Cadburys. An added bonus is that it is an exact dupe for Chanel’s Paradoxal. The only down side was that I found it chipped quite easily.

Master Plan by Essie

I’m not a huge Essie fan and only own the 2 Essie shades you see in the top photo but there is something about Master Plan that I love. It is similar to Berlin There Done That but without the beige undertones. Perfect for winter and a great neutral for work. It’s opaque in two coats and lasts really well.

Finally something a bit different…

Cherubic by Color Club

A holographic neutral from Colour Club’s Halo-hues collection. I love this shade. I have MissHollyBerries on Youtube to thank for me buying this. On the nail I would say it is like Don’t Pretzel My Buttons but with a dense holographic shimmer running through it. In bright lights it really pops and the neutral pretty much disappears, but inside it looks just like a beige with a delicate shimmer. This one will be amazing for summer and I think I will be buying more of the Halo-hues collection.

If there are any polishes above that you would like to know more about, please comment and let me know and I’ll be sure to do a blog on them soon.

L x