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Beauty: the best summery nails | Sali Hughes1 Jul 3:00am

Beauty: the best summery nails | Sali Hughes

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With a sheer multichrome, you get a peep of what lies naturally beneath without sacrificing all colour and prettinessFor someone whose nails are almost never unpainted, I’m decidedly unadventurous. With the best of intentions, I’ll lustily examine all the beautiful, bright, multi-finish colours on the manicurist’s sample fob, or in my bedroom drawer, and invariably plump for some variation on red. But summer is a time to take stock and embrace lightness and, being ever suggestible and fearful of missing out, I’ve been seduced by the multichrome nail polishes (that shift between shades under light) on Pinterest. Opaque multichromes are fiddly and heavy-looking, but the sheerer versions suit my current mood down to the ground, since they’re the closest I can comfortably get to following the new no-polish craze extolled by the fashion crowd. (It’s about showing how healthy one’s nails and cuticles are, without the suspicious camouflage, apparently. The wellness bores can prise the lacquer bottle from my cold, dead, imperfect hands.)
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