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A Fun Way to Choose Your Next Nail Color


movie inspired nail colors

Something happens every time I change my nail color…

I become paralyzed with indecision. When I used to go to the nail salon, I would take eight minutes, minimum, to choose a color, much to the dismay of my nail technician. I try not to be one of these people (and make sure to tip extra). “Yes! I’m almost ready. Two more minutes! I’m so sorry.” I go in thinking I want to do a neutral and then find the most perfect red-orange I’ve ever seen. Once I went in with fall colors in mind and by the time my cuticles were pushed back, I had chosen an icy blue.

Then, the other day, while randomly looking at movie color palettes, a favorite pastime, I thought, ‘Huh…that could be a fun nail color option.’ After searching for a bit, I ran across a collection of Wes Anderson movie palettes and decided it’d be fun to try this one from The Royal Tenenbaums:

When I saw it, I instantly knew I would choose this color combo. I switched out the sage green for a sky blue I have, because it suits me a little more. Confession: I have never seen more than five minutes of The Royal Tenenbaums, but it’s on my list!

Here are some other great movie color palettes: The Godfather, Her and The Farewell.

What do you think? Would you try the color palette technique at home? What polish are you wearing right now?

P.S. Do or don’t: matte nails and a great everyday nail polish.

(Nail palette photo from Preview Magazine.)








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