April 6th, 2019

Nail(ed) It

This manicure gets five stars in my book — the nail shape and polish color are perfection. I’m already an oval gal, so this is not far from that. But I’d love suggestions on a pale, not-too-pink polish that goes on in one coat — a tall order.

Image April Vogue Paris — Photography by Ben Hassett  Styling by Célia Azoulay


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Suzanne necklace


Margarete poncho


X Suzanne Koller leather backless slipper shoes


X Suzanne Koller Gertrude cotton-blend parka


X Suzanne Koller Codeo striped cotton shirt


Katja wool maxi dress


X Suzanne Koller leather backless slipper shoe


X Suzanne Koller drawstring leather pouch


Ethan oversized wool sweater


Suzanna oversized felt tote bag

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  • I like ballet slippers by Essie.
    My all time favorite was like linen by the same brand, but I believe it has been discontinued

    LauraApril 6th, 2019  8:11 AM

  • Essie’s Mademoiselle or SpaghettiStrap, but you need two coats.

    JackieApril 6th, 2019  8:28 AM

  • Essie’s Waltz has been my go-to

    PrestonApril 6th, 2019  8:58 AM

  • Christian Dior’s nail glow

    ClaireApril 6th, 2019  9:13 AM

  • I second Laura’s rec of Essie’s Ballet Slippers. It’s what I’m currently wearing in the no-chip version.

    KimApril 6th, 2019  9:16 AM

  • Essie’s Allure or Lakur / London Town’s Cheerio all the way for me!

    Emma BleasdaleApril 6th, 2019  9:27 AM

  • Jin Soon Muse

    TerriApril 6th, 2019  9:27 AM

  • OPI Gel Color called Let Me Bayou A Drink is the best!

    KimberlyApril 6th, 2019  9:49 AM

  • Essie has a new line of gel-like polishes. Your manicure will last at least 8 days and comes off with regular remover. It looks like a regular Essie bottle, but twisted. Fairy Tailor is a sheer pink and Dress is More is a little more white and not quite as sheer ( but still sheer). Do not use base coat, and use the matching top coat.

    SusanApril 6th, 2019  10:49 AM

  • Chanel Blanc White.

    SuWuApril 6th, 2019  10:49 AM

  • I second that…Chanel Blanc white.
    Two coats fingers….three toes

    SusanApril 6th, 2019  11:05 AM

  • I use Kure polish in Beige Milk or Clean.

    RTGApril 6th, 2019  11:06 AM

  • I love Oribe Royal Blush. Not too pink, and covers nicely in one coat over a base coat. It has a bit of a peachy tint, and looks a little like a gel polish even though it isn’t. I wear it all the time. It’s the perfect nails done but not obvious manicure.

    SharonApril 6th, 2019  11:49 AM

  • Diorlisse Abricot in Snow Pink. Easy, clean, pretty look.

    MichelleApril 6th, 2019  11:53 AM

  • I’m addicted to the brand Kure , in the color French Nude. It’s a clean product from French Nude.

    Julie ThomeApril 6th, 2019  2:51 PM

  • It’s funny how the fashion for different nail shapes change. I’ve had gels for years, this time of year wear OPI ballet slippers with a coat of funny bunny (sheer white) over top.

    SueMApril 6th, 2019  5:36 PM

  • I just had my nails done today with Olive & June Eva Polish. It’s a new company with polish free from certain chemicals. I love the look of this polish…it’s sheer, like a milky light pink. I had it done, but I could put it on myself.

    bisbeeApril 6th, 2019  9:42 PM

  • Chanel Blanc White – it’s very sheer, not ‘white’

    KellyApril 6th, 2019  11:20 PM

  • I’ve been wearing Deborah Lippmann Baby Love for years. It’s the perfect sheer pinky nude shade . When I’m pale in the winter, I wear Essie Lollipop on my toes but when I have a little tan, Deborah Lippmann Naked is a good neutral shade since it’s more opaque than Baby Love.

    Habitually ChicApril 7th, 2019  11:37 AM

  • The right shade of polish to give you a ‘your nails only better’ look is tricky! What looks good is based on your skin tone, I think. My favorite is Chanel Ballerina.

    LilyApril 8th, 2019  1:15 PM

  • Preston
    Gave up my Chanel ballerina & went the Dior route as you did. Not for me…..back to ballerina. Hands down the very best out there it lasts. Much longer and looks so natural.
    One coat two or three….amazing

    SusanMay 14th, 2019  2:29 PM


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