Bionic Asks: Matching your nail polish to your clothing?

by Bionic Beauty on 03.Nov.2010 · 5 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series
This week’s Bionic Asks… Do you ever match your nail polish to your dress?
This weekend I am attending a semi-fancy dinner reception. Since most of my dresses were either formal, or had a Spring season feel (pale yellows or bright polka dots), I decided to take an older dress and alter it to suit the occasion. This dress is a dark, dark navy blue topped with semi-matte sequins. The toned-down sequins make it easier to wear and less blingy for this not-so-formal event.

Bionic Beauty's sequined dress for an upcoming event

A nail polish adventure in Bionic-land: I attempt to match my pedicure to my matte sequined dress.

And now onto the beauty portion…

I’ve decided that I want at least my toes to match the dress. I dug through my nail polish stash to find Sally Hansen Salon “After Midnight”. After Midnight is a dark navy, almost black with a hint of sparkle. To add a my own “sequins” to the polish, I then applied CND’s Sapphire Sparkle. The pedicure is finished with my favorite matte top coat by Rescue Beauty Lounge.

Bionic Beauty's navy blue sequined pedicure

The results of my nail polish experiment!

I considered going with a deep berry or classic red on my toes, but I tend to prefer dark and “different” colors. I grew up wearing reds and pinks- so now I usually gravitate to blues, greens, silvers and vampy almost-blacks. I still may wear a berry color on my nails for a splash of brighter color.

Have you ever matched your nail polish to your clothes? I know some of you may like this, and others won’t. Feel free to share your opinions, but please remember no bashing or rude comments. Part of being a Bionic Beauty means that even through the anonymity of the internet we treat each other with respect.

Also, feel free to share your suggestions for what color I should paint my fingernails. Clear? Clear with holographic sparkles? The aforementioned berry or a classic red? Or something else all together?

Stay Bionic,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog