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The Best Nail Colors for Your Boudoir Session

french manicure for boudoir

You’ve meticulously planned your outfits, chosen the lingerie that makes you feel fabulous, and maybe even gotten a fresh cut and style. But amidst all the excitement of prepping for your boudoir session, there’s one tiny detail that often gets overlooked: your nails.

Your fingernails and toenails can actually play a big role in the overall aesthetic of your boudoir photos. Polished digits add a completeness to the look, while chipped or mismatched polish can be a distraction.

Here’s the thing about trends: they’re fun, they’re exciting, and they’re a great way to express yourself. But when it comes to boudoir photos, you’re creating keepsakes that you’ll look back on for years to come. With that in mind, timeless elegance is usually the way to go.

So, what are the perfect nail colors for your boudoir session? Here are a few of my recommendations:

  • Classic Blush Pink: A soft, feminine blush pink is a universally flattering color that complements a wide range of skin tones. It adds a touch of sweetness and romance to your photos without being too flashy.
  • Sophisticated Neutrals: Can’t decide on a color? Nudes are your best friend! Whether you choose a shade that closely matches your skin tone, or go a touch lighter or darker, a neutral manicure is great. It puts the focus on you and your confidence, rather than your nails.
  • French Manicure: The French manicure is a timeless classic for a reason. It’s neat, clean, and adds a touch of polish (pun intended!) to your look. Plus, it goes with absolutely everything, so you don’t have to worry about it clashing with your lingerie choices.
  • Your Best Red: You can’t go wrong with a classic red. Just make sure it’s your color. If you’re warm toned choose a yellow based red. And vice versa if you’re cool toned go with a blue based red.
  • Go Naked: Nails aren’t your thing and this whole blog post just stresses you out? Clean trimmed nails are also perfect!

Bonus Tip: Don’t forget about your toes! They’ll show and we don’t want to draw negative attention to them.

Remember, the most important thing is to choose a color that makes you feel confident and beautiful. But by keeping these tips in mind, you can ensure that your nails are the perfect finishing touch for your photos.


Andrea Murphy Luxury Boudoir Photographer

Andrea Murphy is a boudoir photographer for women who are ready to step into their beauty, confidence, and power so they can tranform the way they see themselves.

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