I really love nail polish. I love experimenting with new colours and keeping up with nail trends and new colour releases. I don't tend to conform to seasonal nail polish colours (ie. pastels and neons in summer, vampy colours in winter etc), though I will occasionally opt for something a little darker in the cooler months. I recently went through my nail polish collection to find my most appropriate winter polishes and today I'm here to share them with you all!
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gray-t Escape* | China Glaze Pelican Grey | Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Peda to the Metal* | China Glaze Electric Beat | Revlon Colorstay Blue Slate
If you like more subtle, nude shades, these might be the nail polishes for you. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gray-t Escape* and China Glaze Pelican Grey are both nude colours, with one being flesh toned and the other being grey. I'm not a huge fan of Pedal to the Metal, also by Sally Hansen (see review of nail polish formula here) but I also think it would be a nice winter colour, it's a pretty purple toned metallic grey. If muted blue grey colours are your thing, China Glaze Electric Beat and Revlon Colorstay Blue Slate could be just for you. They're both really lovely and could brighten any dark winter look.
Ulta3 Mulberry* | Revlon Colorstay Bold Sangria | Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in Red Ahead* | OPI Black Onyx
One of my favourite nail looks, regardless of what season I'm in, is a vampy berry shade. Ulta3's Mulberry and Revlon Colorstay's Bold Sangria actually quite similar in colour. The Ulta3 shade is a lot cheaper, however it was limited edition so you might have more luck with Revlon's. Red Ahead from Essence is a similar colour but it's a lot darker, almost looking black in some lights. Finally, if you want to go all out, why not opt for black? Black Onyx by OPI is quite a nice black and it has a lovely level of shine to it.
So there you have it. Above are nine nail polish shades that I think would be perfect for the cooler months but, if I'm honest, I love these colours for any time of the year. All of these colours are absolutely lovely and I really love the formulas, with my favourites being Revlon Colorsay, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure and Essence Color & Go polishes.
Do you choose your nail polishes based on the season and weather? What's your favourite nail polishes for the cooler months? Let me know!