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Helen Mirren

By on January 29, 2007
in Celebrity, Red, Vampy

My pal, DramaQueenie2, brought this fantastic picture of Helen Mirren to my attention. Commenting that, “the black nail polish trend isn’t just for young starlets.” It’s actually freaky that I was thinking something similar as I watched the great Dame on the red carpet at the SAG Awards last night.

From what I’ve seen, women of a certain age tend to keep their nails very neutral. Sheers, pales or clean and buffed. It’s a tasteful look but I don’t think you should have to give up color as you age. I certainly don’t plan to. I understand giving up glittery makeup, bright in-your-face eyeshadow, mini skirts and belly baring tops at some point but, ladies, you can still have some fun with your look. You don’t have to go from 20 to grandma in one fell swoop. I’m not talking crazy blues and greens like your’s truly, just a nice red creme, a shimmery pink, a gorgeous espresso.

It’s refreshing to see someone like Helen Mirren, with her red lips and vampy nails. I can only hope to look that stunning at her age. She is elegant, regal and beautiful. Here are a few of my favorite nail moments from Ms. Mirren. Isn’t she radiant? I’d love to know her beauty secrets. If anyone has read an article about her skincare regime, please share with the group.

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  1. melanie says:

    These are great pics! Notice how she wears pales when her nails are longer and they are trimmed down when she uses a vampier color.

    She looks wrong in some of the pictures where her eybrows aren’t filled in. Mine have been going white lately, too, and this is a good reminder to not skip the brows.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Helen “the queen” Mirren is wearing Zoya Raven, she also picked up Casey at the Oscar gift suites. I know, I was there :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh, man, just when I thought I was finally getting over my Mrs. Robinson fixation on Helen Mirren, I had to stumble across these HOT pictures you posted here!!

    Seriously, it seems like I can’t even LOOK at picture of this woman without purpling with lust!

    Looking at all these closeups of her fingernails, all I can do is imagine them raking up and down my back as she twists, writhes and moans beneath me…..uh, oh, I think I better take my coffee break now! (wink)

  4. Melli says:

    Hi there,

    This is my first time posting a comment, and I just wanted to say that age is no reason to be demure. In fact, I think you can get away with bright nails, as long as you look put together and you wear them with confidence! I’m 39, and I always get positive comments on my quirky nail colours.

    Cincyfan, your blog is fantastic, and I for one hope you continue to wear your blues and greens well into your “golden years”!