Get an Elegant & Mysterious Manicure With These Top 3 Grey Acrylic Nail Polishes!

From soft dove through to the deepest slate, grey is an often overlooked nail polish color. Some think because it lacks the sophistication of black and the clean starkness of white, it has nothing to give, but this is blatantly untrue. Grey is gorgeous, a color in its own right, to be valued and appreciated.

Representing balance and calmness, it possesses a self-assured elegance, a subtle air of mystery and a touch of aloofness. Never the dynamic leader, grey doesn’t feel the need to be the center of attention, watching and taking it all in an all-knowing manner from the sidelines instead.

Grey nail polish is an eye-catching choice and looks great when teamed with purples, reds, yellows and blues. It has the unique ability to draw out the underlying tones within any color it’s paired with – the hidden blues in a scarlet red, or the green behind a vibrant sunny yellow for example. 

Here are my favorite grey polish picks!

1) essie Nail Polish – Without A Stitch

What Makes it Great

Verging on a soft lilac, this is a beautiful shade from Essie. Worn with a matte top coat, it gives a fuzzy, touchable quality to your nails, bringing visions of small grey kittens to mind. Under a coat or two of gloss, however, it adopts the famous grey ambiguity and stand alone self confidence. Of course, I went for my usual gloss and, like with other Essie polishes, my manicure remained chip free for nearly two weeks. 

Where it Could be Improved

The polish needed a few drops of remover to reach the right consistency as it was a little gloopy initially. 

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you’re looking for an unusual shade of grey with the ability to turn any outfit into a showstopper, this is the one for you.

essie Nail Polish, Glossy Shine Finish, Without A Stitch, 0.46...

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$6.47 $9.00

 

2) Sally Hansen Nail Polish – Slate-R Girl

What Makes it Great

Sally Hanson produces polishes that are justifiably popular, and this gorgeous bluey-grey is beautiful. Verging on slate, the plushness is undeniable, and what’s more, a lamp isn’t necessary to cure this Miracle Gel polish. It has an almost imperceptible sparkle that catches you unawares which adds depth to the unusual shade of grey. Highly durable, it remained damage free for just under two weeks. 

Where it Could be Improved

In order to spread the minuscule glitter pieces throughout the polish, it did require a little mixing. But after a few gentle palm rolls (remember folks, no shaking the bottle if you want a long-lasting manicure) it was perfect. 

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Great for day or evening wear, this superior polish from Sally Hanson offers a unique and decidedly different manicure.

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$3.19 $4.99

 

3) OPI Nail Polish – Steel Waters Run Deep

What Makes it Great

Smokey and shiny – what more do you want? Stunningly seductive, the “infinite shine” in this polish catches the light attractively, transforming your nails into beautiful gems. Evoking images of timeless quartz crystal seams, OPI have done it again by producing yet another amazing product. My nails kept their stunning looks for nearly two weeks before the first tiny chip developed.

Where it Could be Improved

The odor can be quite strong upon application, so make sure to ventilate the area during use.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you’re after something out of the ordinary, this polish offers just that. No one will have nails like yours.

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