[Video Tutorial] How To Create The Perfect (Red Carpet-Worthy!) Nude Nail

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Just about every month evokes a strong desire to express myself in a distinctly different manner. After December’s run of glittering, dazzling holiday parties and events, the new year comes as a sensory relief. The new year feels fresh, simple, natural; a welcome tabula rasa for new intents and directions.

My mindset and wardrobe reflects it, and that cleansing philosophy also makes it way to my makeup and nails.

I’m happy to share with you my beauty secret to create a truly flawless nude nail look complementary to your skin tone. It’s simple, and it doesn’t require a specific polish color. You’ll be able to create this look with a few nail products that you likely may already have!


I used:

Beyond the new year, the nude nail is a gorgeous look for special events, weddings, vacations, and just about any other time you want a look with understated elegance. Are there any occasions you might like to try this out for?


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  • http://www.turquoiseandtortoiseshells.com Nasya A. Acosta

    Great post, I will have to try this some time!

    Turquoise and Tortoiseshells

  • http://www.notoriousspinks.com/ Notorious Spinks

    This cute. And the OPI is my favorite. Their colors are so solid and stand up well. I’m going to try this at home myself. thanks

  • http://www.allaboutbham.com Ivette AllAboutBham.com

    LOVE a good nude nail!

  • Robyn Edgar Kilponen

    Nude polish really is my favorite and I LOVE your tutorial. Thank you!

  • http://www.kalanchoe.co.uk/ Katie

    I totally agree, this is such a gorgeous look for the new year. A fresh new year doesn’t want anything too brash! Lovely colour!

    Katie <3

  • Motivating Mommy

    I totally love your nails. I am going to have to try this for sure.

  • http://artpark78.com/blog1 yonawilliams

    I think a nude nail is extremely classy and pretty. I just wish I had ‘nice-looking’ nails to begin with – they’ve always been kind of stubby looking, so I can paint them all I want, but they still look like ‘kiddie’ nails.

  • http://oh---heaven.blogspot.com/ Selbe

    These are so pretty! I am always super impatient when it comes to doing my nails!

  • Cherri Littleton Megasko

    These are very pretty. I had my nails done like this for my daughter’s wedding. It’s a very elegant look.

  • http://www.ericastartwalking.com/ Erica Bodker

    I love that color and you are so good on film. Checking out your YouTube right now )

  • Michelle Hwee

    Wow what a pretty color! I love how classy this looks, matches everything.

  • melchef

    Gorgeous. Simple and classy. Perfect for the fanciest of occasions. Very nice job!

  • http://www.wemake7.com Bonnie Gowen @WEMAKE7

    Your nails look beautiful. I don’t wear bright colors so this would be perfect.

  • Jenni E.

    I always think it’s so elegant looking but I’ve never been able to find just the right shade. Yours looks great so I’ll have to grab a bottle of that Essie polish!

  • Stacy Bolton

    You can never go wrong with a good neutral polish color! They look amazing!

  • http://nataliemadeit.net/ Natalie H.

    I don’t really do my finger nails ever, unless I’m going to an event, which I never do anymore. But this is really cute, I love your nails.

  • http://www.positivekismet.com/ ElizOF

    I don’t know that I could have my nails look that good in the nude. After years of gardening, they need some color. Haha!

  • songbirdsandbuttons

    Great tutorial! Love nude nails!

  • http://www.alyssaandcarla.com Carla (@charliesue)

    What a gorgeous nail tutorial! Love the outcome.

  • Meeks

    I’m still trying to grow my nails. I like the fact, that’s it’s nude and look amazing. Now, motivitation to grow some nails for 2015.

  • mail4rosey

    Those really are some gorgeous nails. I like color, but I like to look bare too… it’s a nice change!

  • http://www.melrosaavenue.com/ Melissa

    Great video and wonderful tutorial! Whenever I do my nails, it looks like a complete mess haha I’ll try your tutorial!

  • Chrystal M.

    Your nails are beautiful. I wish I could get nail polish to stay on my nails. I have tried so many different things.

  • Kristen

    I could use these tips. I need help in this area.

  • Lynn Dee

    That is gorgeous! I love it. I will try it one of these days.

  • http://www.rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au/ Rosie

    Great Idea I love a nude nail

  • Brenda

    I’ve never tried a nude nail! Great look!

  • blm03

    What a great look! I’ll have to try it sometime!

  • http://asideofsweet.com/ Kelly

    So smart! I’m always looking for a way for my nails to look professional at work but still “done”. Love this!


  • http://www.myrabev.blogspot.co.uk/ Mia Myrabev

    Thats is really cute, very simple and I love how easy it was to achieve this.

  • Apieceofrainbow Ananda

    everything you create is always so elegant Lauriel!! i have so little patience for my nails! =)

  • http://www.alyssadawsonblog.com Lyssadawson

    So pretty! I love a nude nail, it’s always such a classic look!

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    I love this look. So nice and simple. I will have to pick this color up.

  • courtney

    Your nails look pretty fabulous!!! I went threw a whole stage not too long ago when it was nude nails for everything ;-) love the clean look of them!

  • Erin Shebish

    Brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing, I’ve been dying for the perfect nude nail!

  • http://kymariec.com/ Kyla Currier

    Nude nails are my favorite I love this!

  • Sara-Jayne Jones

    Those are so beautiful. I love nude nails. I would love to have pretty nails but I have three boys :/ haha

  • http://sixtimemommy.com/ Jeanine

    Super pretty! You have beautiful nails. I need to grow mine out. Yours are the perfect length!

  • http://StylishGeekBlog.com Cara of Stylish+Geek Blog

    I love this DIY tutorial! Definitely bookmarking it because I’m all for the look of nude nails! Thanks for sharing :)

  • http://www.hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk Jordan

    Love your nails! They look soo pretty and natural nails are always my fave!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • Krystal

    Thank so much for this post. I’ve never been able to successfully pull off the nude nail.

  • Karissa Ancell

    Your nails looks so great I wish I was better at doing my nails.

  • http://www.morethanloveblog.com/ Breanna ♥ More than Love

    You have gorgeous nails! I wish mine looked like yours! :) This is a great tutorial, thank you!

  • http://shabbychicboho.com/ Terri Ramsey Beavers

    Your nails look so beautiful. I tried creating nude nails this week on Abigail and me and I failed miserably. I’ll use your tutorial and give it another shot.

  • http://www.cosmosmariners.com/ Natalie V.

    These look great! I am horribly ashamed to say that, at 30, I am still terrible at painting my own nails. :/ But I keep trying! I’m totally going to try this–I love the way nude nails look!

  • Robin Rue

    Your nails came out awesome. I get mine done at the salon and usually get colors, but I like the nude look, too.

  • http://www.myladylounge.com Bettina-myladylounge.com

    This is so simple, I need start making some improvements with my nails. Great tutorial