I am a little bit of a Rachel Zoe fan. OK.. a lot of a Rachel Zoe fan. Her chic style and ability to work every look to perfection – boho babe, vintage queen, monochrome minimalist… I could be here for hours describing her many looks that I love. But no matter the outfit, there is one thing that is a definite R. Zoe signature finish to pretty much every look – and that’s her perfect bordeaux mani. I am ohhhhbsessed.
How do you find that perfect shade, though?
Well, Rachel herself wears Tom Ford’s Bordeaux Lust shade (get yours below), which I love.
The thing with rich wine colours is that they look super-chic especially when styled with gold jewellery and black leather or sequins. I love glamming up my bordeaux mani with a clean make-up palette and a LBD, it’s perfect for a night out.
To achieve perfect paws this season, we’ve put a few tips together for you:
Choose a glitter-free polish in a deep red that has a slight tinge of purple through it
Keep nails short and rounded with this colour
Use a nail buffer to smooth the surface before you swipe on your base coat
Make sure you use a base coat to prevent the colour staining your nails
A shiny topcoat will not only give your manicure a professional look but it will last longer and prevent chipping
This look is amazing when paired with an assortment of rings and bracelet
Here are some of my favourite bordeaux shades:
|Tom Ford Bordeaux Lust – David Jones, $45|
|Essie Nail Polish Bordeaux – Priceline, $16.95|
|Wine and Dine – ModelCo Cosmetics, $14.95|
|Revlon Bewitching – My Chemist, $11.69|
|Nails Inc. Top Coat – Feelunique.com, $24.00|
|Tweezerman Shape and Shine Tool – Adore Beauty, $12.9|
|Deer Ruby Ring – Tony Bianco, $29.95|
|Cat Ears Ring – David Jones, $69.95|
|Chevron Multi Ring Stack – Boohoo, $16.0|
|Beatrix Ring – David Jones, $79.50|
Loving bordeaux? Check out our swiish gallery for more inspiration: