Mani Monday: The Bare Necessities by Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy
By Emma Grace Bailey

This sophisticated mani isn’t one for those who love look-at-me nails – but it is beautifully demure and suits almost any occasion, says WGSN Beauty Assistant Emma Grace Bailey

Aug 17, 2015

revlon nail varnish bare necessities

A slick of melted caramel or toffee biscuit sounds like a delicacy apt for any Sunday night veg sesh. But when applied to the nail plate they transform into quite a sophisticated palette, don’t you think? 

What: Revlon’s ColorStay Gel Envy collection offers a veritable feast of tonal choice and this new nude in Perfect Pair, available from September, is a bit of a wallflower’s dream. Top with ColorStay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat for dazzle. 

Why: Nudes are versatile – they work at any time of year for pretty much any occasion. Except perhaps a festival – that requires something a bit more punchy.

Cons: This isn’t an attention grabbing mani – so I wouldn’t sport it if you’re looking to get noticed. 


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