But what if you fall in love with a shade that doesn't work the first time around? You can still sometimes fudge it. "There's this one shade that I love that doesn't look right on me," Lippmann says. "But if I put a thin layer down, let it dry completely, and then add another thin layer, it looks good." Finding the right system to cheat your polish might take some trial and error, but with a little patience, your perfect nude shade will present itself to you.
Have you heard the news? Emerald green is 2013's colour of the year, which naturally means you need to get it onto your nails, stat. Wearing boldly-coloured clothing can be a little tricky, but slicking some onto your nails means you can try trends in a less scary fashion. Here, we've picked out our top five emerald green polishes, all in different shades or with different features. Like a bit of metallic? There's one for you. Want to add a bit of sparkle? We've got you covered! And need we remind you that it's Christmas in 10 days? What could be more perfect than festive green polish? Get amongst it, beauties!
OK so here's a little confession. While we're positively obsessed with beauty products, we also have a soft spot for fashion. Fab is always pointing us in the right direction when it comes to trends and colours, and more often than not, we go ahead and adapt them to our nails. Totally normal, right? After falling hard for Diane von Furstenberg's Carolina Lips Embellished Satin Clutch, we got to thinking about the perfect polish match that is black and gold. The baroque trend is still having a major moment, so why not apply it to your talons? You could do black nails and gold tips, or even use the gold only on your ring fingers for a feature nail effect. Click through to see our top five polish picks.
Nude nail polish made a statement on recent runways, and though nail art is still all the rage, we're betting on nude nails being the Next Big Thing when it comes to beauty. Finding a shade that matches your skin tone — not to mention one that pops up against it — is easier said than done, though. We searched for the best options for a variety of complexions. See four of our top picks in the video now.
New York fashion week truly was a feast for the fashion loving eyes. But being the beauty obsessed ladies that we are, we also couldn't wait to see the beauty looks and products used, then run to the shops to buy the next best thing to recreate them at home. We've got a real mix of personalities here at Sugar, so it was interesting to find out what the other editors loved the most, and what they'd be buying to get the runway look. Click through to find out which designers had our hearts (and lips, nails, hair and brows).
While our Sugar sisters in the US are headed into Fall, we're loving their Summer look back at the hottest nail trends and colours. While they move into browns, greys and just generally darker hues, we're gearing up for another Aussie Summer full of tangerine, sea foam, and 3D nail art effects. And don't forget your neons — another trend you'll want on those spirit fingers in the coming weeks.