The Primary Colors Are of Primary Importance in My Look Today With NARS Torre del Oro Nail Polish

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NARS Torre del Oro

Primary colors!

Wow, when did that happen…?

When did we teleport back to eighth-grade art class?


I’m wearing red, yellow and blue today and feeling like I’m sketching an apple and using those grids to get the proportions correct (you know the ones I mean).

My eighth-grade art teacher would always go off on tangents about the primary colors, and then, while he was rambling, he’d suddenly get this glassy, faraway look in his eyes, like he was dreaming about the seminal summer he spent on the coast of Italy painting and eating pasta.

Actually, now that I think about it, that glassy look could’ve been due to something else, as I’m pretty sure he was a total stoner, but I digress…

Anywho! Besides learning how hard it is to draw bowls and vases (those curves are seriously freaking difficult), I also learned that you really can’t go wrong with pairing red with yellow and blue. It’s a classic color combo.

This morning, I put on this bright highlighter yellow top, and then slipped on some layering necklaces with red, yellow, blue and white.

And a blue and gold bracelet.

NARS Torre del Oro

NARS Torre del Oro

Then, to play off the red accents in the necklaces, I chose a cherry red nail polish by NARS called Torre del Oro ($20), an opaque blue-based red with killer pigment (you could easily get away with a single layer, no problem).

NARS Torre del Oro swatch

Cherry red, she said…

I really dig cherry reds like this one. I think they flatter warm and cool skin tones, and you can wear ’em pretty much all year round. Like a timeless red lip, red nails never go out of style.

NARS Torre del Oro

NARS Torre del Oro is one of 43 shades in the recently revamped NARS Nail Polish line launching July 15 at NARS boutiques and, and August 1 at Sephora stores and department stores.

I think we’re on to something with the whole “wearing nail polish as an additional accessory,” babe. I can’t believe it took me this long to get on board.

It’s fun to play up whatever you’re wearing with your nails. My detail-oriented inner freakazoid loves it. 🙂

NARS Torre del Oro swatch

Two layers of Torre del Oro (although I could’ve easily gotten away with just one)

Anybody else rocking red nails today?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Icequeen81 says:

    Everything looks so good together, I just love the combo

  2. Alison M says:

    Times like these, the colors just werk. I’m wearing NARS Wrong Turn from 3.1 Phillip Lim today. More up my alley than red. As much as I looooove a red lip, when it comes to my nails I prefer “off” colors. Off pink-red, navy blue, teal-emerald hybrids, etc.
    Alison M recently posted … Top 5 Soft Pink Lipsticks

  3. Agata says:

    Very well put together look. Nars did a terrific job with these nail polishes. And I have to ask isit a top or a dress you’re wearing? It looks really cute!
    Agata recently posted … A day to night look with The Nudes palette

  4. Hi Karen! Ahh, I love this color, but probably even more so because of its name and the vibe it gives off! Torre del Oro is a famous tower in Seville, Spain, and Spain is a destination that I absolutely adore! This color makes me think of flamenco and everything else Spanish :). Hope you’re having a lovely Friday!
    Carolyn @ The Makeup Writeup recently posted … Chanel 191 Songe Glossimer & Atmosphere Le Vernis Nail Colour Review & Photos

  5. Divya says:

    Going to Torre del Oro tomorrow!! I hope there is a Nars close by! 😉 This is such a pretty red!
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  6. fancie says:

    You have the cutest accessories! I just love your style lol. The polish is super cute too!
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  7. Sylirael says:

    Hehe, love the primary colours idea – now I want to do something similar! Sadly, I look pretty average in yellow, so I might have to relegate that colour to the accessories, LOL!

    I’m thinking blue outfit with red polish (I don’t have this one, sadly, but Butter London Come to Bed Red will rescue me), and…wait, do I even *own* yellow accessories?

    Ah, the struggles we face in life…
    Sylirael recently posted … Lipsticks of Arabia! A Rogue Visits Tarut, Al-Ahsa, Dammam, Bahah and Riyadh with Ana Hilwa

  8. Dana says:

    I’m currently rocking a red nail! Love all the colours together, I think they work perfectly.

    FYI, I’m loving the necklace. Too cute x

  9. Wanda Stoner says:

    Where did you get that lip necklace? I got to have it! Also, I can’t get your website on my laptop, did you change? Browser? Thanks!!

  10. Kim says:

    Primary colors definitely remind me of the 80s. They were a big thing! Did you see that Ace Hardware is doing a paint collection based on OPI colors (speaking of polish)? I thought that was incredibly cool but have only seen the commercial. I’ll have to drop by a store and check out the swatch cards!!

  11. Jordan says:

    I am loving your top! What I can see of it, anyway. 🙂

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