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Bexypig
Nail colour question
Hi, I've bought a dress from whistles (Vienna tropical floral dress) for my 40th birthday party. It's navy and a kind of acid yellowy green with slight flashes of electric blue. Ii am wearing it with electric blue shoes. Can anyone advice a good nail colour to go with it? I don't suit blues and I can't decide whether to go for something subtle like a nude, or a nude with maybe some sparkle at the tips, or whether to just embrace the whole colour thing and go for a coral or orange? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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lylysa
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I think if you did a soft nude with a shimmering gold tip it would compliment the dress very well if you want to have an accent color.

 

If you're looking to do just one color, a holographic coral/orange would be very festive! The color that Kimmi has in her holographic nail polish thread would be very suitable!

 

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Nails/Thoughts-on-Holographic-Polish/m-p/467001/highlight/true#M1060

 

Blue and orange are opposites on the color wheel so they pop and stand out against each other, lending its hand to a striking contrast, but also not clashing.

 

Since orange is comprised of red and yellow, if you don't want something as bold in comparison, choose a yellow based gold shimmer like OPI's Not Another Polish Joke from their Euro Centrale collection (photo from The Polishaholic, great site for swatches and brands):

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You can always do an ombre effect on nails with a nude at the base of the nail, fading into the golden shimmer rather than a traditional mani. I did a similar look with pink and purple shimmer here (photo for reference):

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Nails/Nailing-It/m-p/372845#M527

 

P.S. Have fun at your party! With the sounds of that dress it looks like you're ready to celebrate! Happy early birthday, too!

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