So as the weather starts getting colder and my clothes start to get gradually darker, it’s about time my nails do the same. That’s right, it’s time to put away those pastels and neons for the next couple of months, and whip out those darker, more neutral shades. Generally, my favourite wintery colours consist of deep burgundys, purples, navys and sometimes even some shimmery greys. I find that they pair well with my darker clothes, and just give off a bit more of a winter vibe compared with the hot pinks and pastel mints I wear during the summer.
In winter especially I hate to be re-doing my nails every couple of days, and so I prefer to wear polishes that won’t clash with my outfits, and have a great no-chip formula. Today I’ve brought you my 3 staple winter nail polishes, and have included both drugstore and high-end varieties, all with excellent formulas and great colour-payoff.
My all-time favourite is the Christian Dior Vernis polish in the shade 972, a beautiful shimmery purple colour that is extremely easy to apply and lasts for around a week without chipping. This formula tends to be a little bit thicker than others, however, I never need to apply a second coat as it is very opaque. So it tends to sit on my nails just the same as two coats of any other polish.
My second go-to winter polish for this year would definitely have to be Revlon’s Moon Candy in the shade 230 Satellite. This product comes with two seperate coats (or steps), an opaque base coat, and a shear top coat with shimmer particles. I love the rich burgundy colour of the base coat, and the formula is absolutely amazing – I even wear this colour on it’s own when I don’t feel like going for any shimmer. I find that two coats of this is best when wearing it on it’s own, however, when pairing it with the top coat only one coat each is necessary.
My final winter staple in the nail department is the shade Glametal 087 by Ciate’. This polish can be worn all year round for any occassion, however, I find the grey gunmental shade a little to heavy to be wearing around in summer unless I’m having a night out. In winter this shade is extremely versatile, as it can pretty much be paired perfectly with any outfit, and can be worn day and night. Just like other Ciate’ polishes, the formula is wonderful, with excellent colour payoff and an extremely high shine.
What are your favourite nail polishes for the colder months? Let me know in the comments below!