close-up of nails with a soft, pink, gray and shimemring everyday manicure

As much as I love grungy nails, I can't wear them every day and every night, for obvious reasons. On days when I want to rest from edgy makeup and nail look, I love wearing sophisticated nude nail polish, but for some nail junkies, nude nails look too simple and even boring. Well, no more boring everyday manicures, ladies and gentlemen, today I want to show you this soft everyday nail look with a small shimmering twist on a ring finger. It is neutral enough to be worn daily, but a shimmering accent dilutes the possible dullness.

hand is holding nail polish bottle

Before applying any nail polish, I removed an old nail look and prepared the cuticles. To even out small imperfections on the surface of my nail plates, I used a very mild nail polisher and gently treated any imperfections. After all these steps it is finally time to apply nail polish to our nails!

On the thumb, index, medium, and pinkie fingers I applied two different nail polishes in nudish pink and dusty lilac shades. And for the ring fingers on both of my hands, I prepared something just a little bit different — luscious shimmering nail lacquer with a peculiar name Lantern And Dew*.

hand is holding top coat nail polish

The Lantern And Dew nail polish combines two different tones of fine shimmer: a cool-toned steel shade and bronze. The mix of these two shimmers created an appealing metallic color. Despite its light texture, this nail polish has a full opaque formula, so one layer is enough to create a very beautiful even finish. A very pleasant discovery — Lantern And Dew have almost no scent! Of course, there is the mild fragrance of acrylic paint to it, but it is absolutely bearable, unlike a regular acetone scent.

hands showing soft everyday manicure

To seal this soft everyday nail look I used a brand new addition to my lacquer family — a Fast Dry Top Coat* with a beautiful glossy finish and very fine texture. The fast-drying top coat by Born Pretty does not look absolutely transparent in the bottle, but once applied to the nail, it transforms into a clear layer. It has a slightly runny formulation and dries almost in no time.

hands showing soft everyday manicure

What do you think, lovelies, does this everyday nail look less boring than a good old nude nail? A light touch of shimmer always makes things slightly more glamorous and interesting. This manicure remained good-looking on my nails for about a week. A Fast Dry Top Coat by Born Pretty is a nice alternative for a regular clear top, though it does not protect the nail polish from chipping well enough. Please let me know your opinion about this manicure in the comments. Until next time, lovelies!

Lots of love,