Even though I don’t consider myself a nail expert, I often end up painting the nails on editorial shoots if there isn’t a manicurist, and I always like to make sure I have a good selection of nudes to fall back on. You can’t beat the look of clean looking nails and these 5 polishes are tried and tested staples within my nail kit.

Ciate Olivia Palermo ‘Sundays’ My Off Duty Nude a very easy to wear pink toned natural base shade, this is probably the newest addition to my kit and also makes a great base polish if I don’t have one with me.

Essie Spin The Bottle a semi sheer nude polish that is a more neutral nude, one that really suits all skin tones and provides a little more coverage to the nail. This has been a favourite in my kit this month.

Ciate Cookie And Cream this is a gorgeous nude that falls more into the grey toned category, it’s a very subtle hue though that gives a more modern twist on the nude nail.

Nails Inc Gel Effect Porchester Square I think the gel effect formula of this is perfect when you want a nude that is more opaque in coverage and I find this a great modern neutral nude with a really wearable goes with anything taupe tone.

Ciate Beach Melba this leans towards a more peach tone but its still sheer so its great for creating a very subtle nude that looks like your nails but better, brighter and cleaner!

Don’t forget to list your favourite nude polishes below…..