Grayed-out nails

February 24th, 2010

The photo of my gray nails on Monday seemed to really excite a lot of you, and someone left a comment (Stephanie – but no blog listed for me to give this girl credit!) about Rescue Nails and their awesome gray polishes. Oh my, was she ever correct! Two lovely grays + a pinkish gray and greenish gray. Be still my heart, I need you. Confession: I bit my nails until I was about 21 years old. I stopped, but I HAVE to have nail polish on at all times to stop myself! I think I’ve worn every color there is, but I love all the new fun colors outside of pink and red that are coming out lately.

28 Responses to “Grayed-out nails”

  1. Raquel Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Great colors! I'm in love with nail polish right now :D


  2. Erin Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Ou thanks for sharing. I'm currently obsessed with gray nail polish right now and these are perfect.


  3. jamie Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    i *never* wear nail polish. one of my old tomb boy ways that really stuck. i tried a while back but it got so chippy so fast. is it just the brand? did i buy too cheap? i am such a dork.


  4. karmen Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    What color is the 3rd one you posted? I went to their website but I can't seem to find that one on there? Thanks!


  5. Kate Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Karmen it's called "concrete jungle" 2nd down on the very left.


  6. belle Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Oh I love that pinkish grey! I think I have to have it…


  7. Sarah Bradley Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I love the pinkish gray. I think it might be the perfect thing for spring!


  8. karmen Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks, Kate. My monitor must be wonky… or my eyes!


  9. twilight at morningside Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Love these grays!

    This isn't quite as spring-like, but occasionally I like wearing OPIs Metro Chic (Sephora only). It's a smoky gray with hint of purple.


  10. kelly Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    i'm 27 and i STILL bite my nails like a 1st grader. it's absolutely disgusting and i hate it but it's just a bad habit i can't kick. the only time i was able to *sorta* stop was getting a weekly manicure but then i ended up chewing off the polish (omg, disgusting, i know). how did you stop?!


  11. coolhntr Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    you are a trooper to always have your nails painted. i love it when i do but i just can't keep up with it because i am always working in the yard and messing them up.

    any suggestions on nail routine?


  12. Rebecca Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    These colours are stunning! I don't often find colours that I like as I just don't like cutesy shimmery ones, but I'd love to get my hands on these!!


  13. char_atch Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    How did you stop biting your nails? I'm 23 and still biting.


  14. meighan Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Girl, you are such a maverick…when you posted about the OPI/sephora gray last year I went right out & bought that shizz. It is still my fav color. AND I meant to say something when we were hanging out last weekend about your nails!


  15. Kim Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I loveee gray nail polish. I just ordered Essie's Chinchilly and OPI's You Don't Know Jacques (a more taupe-y color) on ebay. I hope the polishes turn out okay!


  16. Erin Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    The only solution I've found to keep away from my nails is to get fake ones in a simple french manicure. Not too fancy and still clean looking. Plus, you can't pick at them if they're covered in a thick layer of acrylic!


  17. erin / atlantic treefox Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    im dying over that green.


  18. goldene Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    what a great color palette! it's nice to see some new and unexpected colors lately.


  19. enilorac Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I love all the colors you posted especially the green.


  20. in dreams Says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    looove the stormy, but woah to the $38US shipping charge to get to canada! ugh. i think i just need to open my own store to justify spending that much on shipping…!


  21. abby Says:

    February 25th, 2010 at 12:52 am

    i love these. i hope they dont chip like the ones at american apparel.


  22. celebrittany Says:

    February 25th, 2010 at 2:10 am

    ooooh i love those grays!! gray is one i don't have yet. i must get some asap.


  23. Sandy Says:

    February 25th, 2010 at 2:33 am

    I have that habit of biting my nails too… however I'm only 19… that's still horrible! I can help but to chew on them when I'm anxious or something. I'm trying to stop and growing them out right now :|


  24. Stephanie Says:

    February 25th, 2010 at 2:59 am

    just spreadin' the love of everything gray :) enjoy!


  25. tothemetal Says:

    February 25th, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Thanks for sharing Kate! I must have the Concrete Jungle!


  26. Megan Says:

    February 25th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I SO agree with this recommendation…I only have "concrete jungle," but that polish alone has made me decide that RBL is my favorite nail polish line…seriously, one coat and you're done…but I was expecting it to be more of a grey, when instead it has a bluish tinge to it…I am still on the hunt for the perfect shade of grey!


  27. leighmccoy Says:

    February 27th, 2010 at 4:38 am

    ow ow, pinkish gray will become my next purchase.


  28. amy Says:

    March 3rd, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Love these! I picked up some "different" colors recently. For a bit darker gray w/ purplish tint (currently on my toes!), try "Metro Chic" by OPI for Sephora. Actually this may be what someone else already referred to above? I also got "Caffeine Fix" – very deep plum/burgundy/coffee color which I love! And I've heard about this Chinchilly! I may need to add to my collection!


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