Monday, September 10, 2012

50 Shades of Gray

As the United States First Lady graced the DNC stage last Tuesday I was in awe of her beauty, her quiet strength, her intelligence, and her undeniable sense of style. The F.L.O.T.U.S sure got the DNC fired up (and ready to go) with her passionate speech about being a mom - in - chief. She also discussed the values and moral lessons that she holds dear. The day after many social media outlets praised her for her fiery speech. But she caught the eye of fashionistas around the globe with an accessory that often goes unnoticed. What you ask?  Her gray manicured nails stole the show!

Heading to the nail salon on Saturday, I was unsure as to which color I would choose. As I sat in the chair ready to grab my good ole' faithful white polish I had a sudden change of heart. I went for the CND Shellac in Creamy Dove Gray.

Then it hit me, just a few nights earlier my chic First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama rocked gray nails with ease, making my choice that more easier! What a great person to emulate :) Here are pics of my cool gray manicure!

No matter if you choose charcoal, cool, gunmetal, silver, slate, ash, battleship, timberwolf, or any other shade of gray you simply cannot go wrong. It gives you a subtle, classic, smooth, sophisticated edge.  Check out how the F.L.O.T.U.S and other celebs were able to display 50 shades of gray all at their fingertips.

The First Lady heating up the stage at the DNC with her grayish - purple polish

LC (Lauren Conrad) shows off her slate gray nails with her two finger ring to seal the deal

Jennifer Hudson showing off her gray manicured nails with a smile

Megan Foxx's light gray nails take center stage

Selita Ebanks showing off her Taupe - Gray nails

If you are ready to dip your finger (nails) into the pool of gray, here are my top ten picks of gray nail polish for you to try!

1. China Glaze - Recycle ($2.00)

2. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro Enamel - Steel Gray  ($3.99)

3. Zoya - Kelly ($7.00)

4. Essie - Sew Psyched ($8.00)

5. Sula Paint & Peel - Dove ($9.00)

6. CND Colour - Asphalt ($9.00)

7. Butter London - All Hail McQueen ($14.00)

8. Deborah Lippmann Collection - Waking Up In Vegas ($16.00)

9. Nars- Gailon ($18.00)

10. Rescue Beauty - Concrete Jungle ($18.00)

Now you have no choice but to try at least one shade of gray!!!

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! My favourite is Nails Inc The Thames x