Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Nude Nails Tickle My France-y

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All Summer I dressed my nails up in neon brights, corals and beachy pinks. Come the first glimpse of cool weather and I dived into rich Autumnal plums and scarlets. I’d neglected the nudes and had a sudden yearning for their simplicity, so for the past couple of weeks I’ve worn nothing else. 

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OPI’s ‘Tickle My France-y’ is to date, my favourite nude polish. The pale, creamy beige champagne tones are particularly elegant and ‘expensive’ looking. Groomed, but not overdone or in your face. That’s what I love about nude polishes… nothing boring about sophistication I say.

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Admittedly I felt a little guilty when I succumbed to Tickle My France-y. I purchased it in my pre-beauty blogging days when I didn’t realise that it was ok to have two very similar polishes (this now makes me laugh).

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I felt it was way too similar to OPI’s Dulce de Leche – above left – and they do look very similar side by side.

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Until you see them on the nails – where they couldn’t be more different. Dulce de Leche (left) is much more apricot toned, a bit 70s mannequin; whereas Tickle My France-y (centre) is a much cooler beige, which looks mauve toned in certain lights, as above.

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In other lights, I don’t see the mauve at all, as in the above pic.

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I added a third polish to the mix, just for comparison’s sake: OH MY GOSH in Champagne. This is a limited edition shade, which I wouldn’t normally have included since you probably won’t be able to get hold of it, but I spotted a great dupe in Topshop the other day, so head there if you fancy it!

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One final comparison: OPI Dulce de Leche, OPI Tickle My France-y and OH MY GOSH Champagne.  I hope this comparison has been helpful for some of you.

What’s your favourite nude nail polish? I’m ready to add another to my collection!

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