WHN – Brown Nails

Brown Nail Polish
Sophisticated and Elegant

Brown – the word suggests something drab and dull, however that couldn’t be further than the truth. A warm, tonal color that can stimulate the appetite, and encourage feelings of homeliness, comfort and the natural world. Traditionally the color of the countryside, it evokes feelings of connectivity and being at peace with balanced emotions.

Associated with safety, honesty and fireside relaxation on damp fall days, brown is a classic color for an elegant, sophisticated outfit. As a nail polish, it suggests that the wearer is trustworthy and reliable, with a deep, unusual sense of humor, and with that, here are my top three brown nail polishes.

1) OPI Nail Polish – That’s What Friends Are Thor

What Makes it Great
I often wonder where manufacturers get their polish names from, and I’m guessing this stems from the rich, brown leather color that evokes images of heroic warriors clad in leather armor. Eathy, and almost plummy in tone, it’s a powerful shade, whilst being elegant and classic. I was surprised how much I liked this color, and I really didn’t want to remove it, when, after 16 days, the first chip appeared.

Where it Could be Improved
This polish can leave a slight stain on natural nails, so it’s important to use a base coat.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you’re looking for an unusual color that’s eye catching and elegant, this polish from OPI checks all the boxes.

OPI Nail Lacquer, That's What Friends Are Thor

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2) ZOYA Nail Polish – Nina

What Makes it Great
Nina is a warm bittersweet chocolate color, full of rich fall charm, with subtle red undertones (and there’s a phrase I never imagined I’d use). This makes me think of long velvet drapes, or a fitted shot silk evening dress, the light bouncing off the natural imperfections in the silk, it really is that luxurious a color. I matched it with a deep honey gold, and, even if I do say so myself, it looked stunning. I hated to remove it from my nails after 15 glorious days.

Where it Could be Improved
I needed to apply two coats to create a smooth, streak-free manicure

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Richly elegant and chocolatey, Nina is like a warm mug of cocoa on a cold fall evening, but far more glamorous.

ZOYA Nail Polish, Nina, 0.5 Fluid Ounce

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3) China Glaze Nail Polish – Mahogany Magic

What Makes it Great
Mahogany Magic lives up to its name. It’s a rich, warm deep chestnut shade, with an obvious reddish hue. Lighter than the previous polishes, it would compliment reds, blues, yellows or even oranges, and suit any skin tone. It was just over two weeks of normal wear and tear before the first chip appeared.

Where it Could be Improved
Being a little gloopy on opening, I added a couple of drops of acetone to loosen it. This worked well, and the polish went on nicely.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

With warm red tones, this is a lovely rich chestnut color that’s perfect for day wear or a casual night out.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer, Mahogany Magic, 0.5 Fluid Ounce

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