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Daily Beauty Buff: Nude Nails are White Hot

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Daily Beauty Buff: Nude Nails are White Hot Sanaa Lathan, Jenna Dewan and Amanda Righetti
Sanaa Lathan, Jenna Dewan and Amanda Righetti were just a few of the many celebs who rocked the nude nail at InStyle's summer soiree last night. It reflected just how awkward August is for fashion. It's still warm outside (except in San Francisco), but fall fashion is already in stores.

Your nails are in a predicament, do you go for a summery teal or an autumn maroon? Darker nails at the party felt awkward, like they were rushing into next season too quickly, so the middle ground is to go for nude. Not all nudes are created equal, so here are a few tips before painting your nails:

  • Test the colors first. There are dozens of shades of nude polish and not every tone will match your skin. A shade or two darker or lighter than your actual skin tone is best, you wouldn't want to look like your nails disappeared!

  • Apply thick layers of polish. They may take longer to dry, but thicker coats last longer and look better than sheer layers.

  • Pair them with contrasting colors. Avoid the nude dress, nude heels and nude nail combo, you don't want to look completely naked!

  • Sport a fun outfit! Make sure to amp up your low-key nails with a fun outfit. All the gals wearing nude last night were in statement-making frocks.

Check out more pics from the InStyle summer soiree:
  • 9th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree - Arrivals
  • 9th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree - Arrivals
  • 9th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree - Arrivals
  • 9th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree - Arrivals
  • 9th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree - Arrivals
  • 9th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree - Arrivals
  • 9th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree - Arrivals
  • 9th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree - Arrivals
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