nail colour for job interview

rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,734Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
do y'all think a "summer" colour - like OPI's Melon of Troy or Strawberries in the Sand - is too light for a job interview?

would i be better off with something a bit darker like Euoroamazing or Whole Lotta Seoul?

thanks!

:D
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  • kennesawkennesaw Posts: 29Registered Users
    I would go neutral- french manicure or "non-color."
  • hnyhpshnyhps Posts: 134Registered Users
    yeah, something nude.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,734Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i should've mentioned that i NEED to wear colour because i have a massive bruise under one nail from gardening.

    :(
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  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    Rou, the Melon of Troy is a pretty color. It doesn't look too bright or bold which is good for a job interview, but I would call it borderline. I've never given advice in this area though, that is just my initial reaction.

    What does seem feasible in my mind is "Mauver and Shaker" It's neutral but has enough color to hide the bruises.
    http://www.nicole-by-opi.com/Spring.htm

    Couldn't find Strawberries in the Sand or Whole Lotta Seoul.

    http://www.beautyrealm.com/opi_nail_lacquer_classics9.htm The second one here is nice but might be too light, the third one is perty.

    Light is alright I *think* as long as it's not lighthearted like you're ready to kick back by the pool or something.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,734Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i foolishly decided on the light colour, though i did go with Strawberries in the Sand [it's from a summer collection 2 years ago] instead of Melon of Troy.

    and you can still see the bruise through the colour. :(

    though it's nowhere near as bad as without colour....
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  • jabbyjabby Posts: 68Registered Users
    Rou, I don't think it was a foolish decision at all. Light is the best way to go for an interview. I agree that it shouldn't be a really kicked-back color, but I think the one you chose sounds nice. As long as it's not what they notice most about you, you're good. Just like makeup. :wink: Or jewelry. You wouldn't wear huge earrings and a 3 pound necklace to an interview. You want them to notice YOU first, and all the fixin's that helped you look so fabulous second!
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,734Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    thanks, jabby!

    i should mention that i foolishly did NOT wear enough makeup!

    when i got home i look pretty washed out...

    oh well!

    :(
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    http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    Rou don't worry about it. It is a reality that employers take into consideration that kind of thing, but would you? Just because the applicant looked a little washed out? It would bug me too if I discovered that after coming home from the interview. But in a way, foget them then! In the large scheme of things something non significant like this shouldn't get you down and shouldn't reflect negatively on your ability to perform the job-in their eyes.
    “It was only a sunny smile and little it cost in the giving but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

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  • jabbyjabby Posts: 68Registered Users
    The understated route is never a bad one to take, Rou! Fear not, I'm sure you looked well pulled together and stunning. :D
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