Creating The Perfect Nude Nail

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

    Turquoise and Tortoiseshells

  2. 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

  3. LOVE a good nude nail!

  4. Robyn Edgar Kilponen says:

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

  5. 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

  6. Motivating Mommy says:

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

  7. 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.

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

  9. Cherri Littleton Megasko says:

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

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

  11. Michelle Hwee says:

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

  12. melchef says:

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

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

  14. Jenni E. says:

    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!

  15. Stacy Bolton says:

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. songbirdsandbuttons says:

    Great tutorial! Love nude nails!

  19. What a gorgeous nail tutorial! Love the outcome.

  20. Meeks says:

    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.

  21. mail4rosey says:

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

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

  23. Chrystal M. says:

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

  24. Kristen says:

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

  25. Lynn Dee says:

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

  26. Great Idea I love a nude nail

  27. Brenda says:

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

  28. blm03 says:

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

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


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

  31. Apieceofrainbow Ananda says:

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

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

  33. Ann Bacciaglia says:

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

  34. courtney says:

    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!

  35. Erin Shebish says:

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

  36. Nude nails are my favorite I love this!

  37. Sara-Jayne Jones says:

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

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

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

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

  41. Krystal says:

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

  42. Karissa Ancell says:

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

  43. You have gorgeous nails! I wish mine looked like yours! 🙂 This is a great tutorial, thank you!

  44. 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.

  45. 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!

  46. Robin Rue says:

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

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

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