Hollywood celebrity manicurist, Elle, says that it's totally classic to match nail polish on your toes and nails. It sets a great statement and makes you look well groomed and chic. But if you want to mix up, you should not use something drastically different and try 2 colours in the same family, like a light pink on the hands and a darker rose for toes.
For everyday use, it shouldn't matter really. It's usually seen that toe polish always lasts longer than finger nail polish, and so it's perfectly fine to use different colours on toes and nails. Some even like to keep their finger nails nude and only paint their toe nails.
However, different colours can also look good. Also it might have come to your notice that certain colours look awful on hands but look great on the feet. Likewise, if you've got a French manicure or nail art done on your fingers it can be hard to do the same on your toes and vice versa. Plus all things matchy-matchy may look boring and give you a stiff and formal look.
For elegant looking nails, it's is not all about matching; it's also about using colors, that sort of coordinate each other or doing the nails in different styles (read French manicure and nail art) to create an interesting look. Finally, it's you who has to decide what colours to wear; so use your discretion in choosing colours and flaunt your painted nails with élan.
See also: Graceful hands / Toe nail care
(Guest Post by Smitha)
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