Showing posts with label Winter Polish Picks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Winter Polish Picks. Show all posts

21 December 2022

Nails: Top 5 Winter Polishes 2022

As today is Yule, the Winter Solstice signalling the start of the official winter season in the Northern Hemisphere I thought now would be a good time to share my top five winter polishes. I have done similar blog posts in previous years 2021 (here), 2020 (here), 2019 (here), 2018 (here), 2017 (here) and 2016 (here).


Pudding Lane - I seem to wear more white during winter than summer, either way its a good base for snow based nail art. This is an off white cream finish polish.


St. George - A good dark green holo polish.


You're on Sapphire - A dark blue shimmer, quite an icy shade.

Nail Polish Swatch Orly You're on Sapphire

Berry Cosmo a dark purple but clearly is a purple not a black, cream finish polish.

Swatch-Barry-M-Cosmo-Berry

 Naughty - And finally a deep oxblood cream polish, winter is a time I reach for dark polishes more often.


   

22 December 2021

Nails: Top 5 Winter Polishes 2021

As yesterday was Yule, the Winter Solstice signalling the start of the official winter season in the Northern Hemisphere I thought now would be a good time to share my top five winter polishes. I have done similar blog posts in previous years 2020 (here), 2019 (here), 2018 (here), 2017 (here) and 2016 (here).


Gold Rush is a straight up metallic gold polish, very vivid but seasonal.


White Moonstone is new to my collection, a white textured polish with a slight sparkle to it. A white is always good for nail art around this time of year, having texture to it is something a bit different.


Candy Cane is another new to my collection polish, it is a thermal going between light pink and red with red and white glitter pieces. Almost like nail art in a bottle.


Icicle is a silver holographic bar glitter with micro glitter particles in it. For me this might be more New Year appropriate but anytime in December holographic polish would work.


Finally Proserpine, which is a darker green holographic polish. Green is a shade I lean towards in December, as this is holographic is adds something extra to a cream green.


  

21 December 2020

Nails: Top 5 Winter Polishes 2020

As today is Yule, the Winter Solstice signalling the start of the official winter season in the Northern Hemisphere I thought now would be a good time to share my top five winter polishes. I have done similar blog posts in previous years 2019 (here), 2018 (here), 2017 (here) and 2016 (here).


Red Dazzle was the first polish I picked, would it be the festive season without a red? I thought a glitter would be really good, and I have had this for over five years so time to use it again!

W7 Red Dazzle

Nightshade is an almost black cream polish, while red and sparkle is nice for this time of year a dark polish is nice for new years, particularly with a glitter gradient.

Barry M Nightshade

For a glitter gradient I like using Born to Sparkle, it is a rose gold hex glitter with small standard glitter in a clear base.

OPI Born to Sparkle

And because it is nice to have something that isn't as in your face this season, French Rose, I think this would be a nice nude pink polish on someone with a darker skin tone than me but on me this is a dark enough polish that doesn't come off as nude. You could also use Born to Sparkle on top of this.

Barry M French Rose

Finally Let Your Love Shine is a beautiful glass flecked deeper red polish, this one is more traditionally festive than the Red Dazzle above. I haven't worn this polish nearly enough!

OPI Let Your Love Shine

  

22 December 2019

Nails: Top 5 Winter Polishes 2019


As today is Yule, the Winter Solstice signalling the start of the official winter season I thought now would be a good time to share my top five winter polishes. Also today is the shortest day in the northern hemisphere, will be nice to have some actual daylight once again. I have done similar blog posts in previous years 2018 (here), 2017 (here) and 2016 (here).



A England Rose Bower, would it be a festive season without a red polish? This one leans pink and is holographic which adds something a bit different to your standard red cream polish.


Barry M Spearmint, as with a red a green is a traditional festive shade. This green is more of a muted cream which would make a nice base for some seasonal stamping.


A England Goth, so I was torn between a white and a black for this pick, I being me ended up going for the darker option. Goth is a very dark aubergine polish with holographic particles throughout. This would be nice for New Year's or even a festive event.


Nails Inc Sound of Sequins, a silver polish is also a good one for events and New Year's, this one is a metallic shimmer finish and nice if you don't want to opt for something darker like Goth.


Essie Hors d'oeuvres, for New Year's I think glitter is a traditional choice. This one is opaque in two coats, mainly silver glitter pieces in various sizes, also gold large hex glitters. Very glitzy and does catch the light when you wear it.

  

18 December 2018

Nails: Top 5 Winter Polishes 2018

Seeing as the winter equinox is rapidly approaching on Friday I thought I would share my top five winter polishes for 2018, I have done a similar post in 2017 (here) and 2016 (here).

OPI Desperately - Seeking Sequins // A England - Briarwood // Leighton Denny - Be My Berry // Essie - Mind Your Mittens // OPI - Ornament to be Together

OPI Desperately Seeking Sequins - Below is worn over a copper polish, but during the winter season I would wear this over a black polish or even over a silver to add a bit of glitter. Tis the season for glitter after all!


A England Briarwood - Spoiler alert for my nail polish battle for 2018, Briarwood comes in the top three. I am wearing this polish quite a lot, it is dark but you can still tell it isn't a black. It is also holographic which makes it something you could wear as is rather than using it as a plain base for nail art.


Leighton Denny Be My Berry - Would it be a winter top five blog post without a red? I have over 40 red polishes and this one stands out. It is a red which leans slightly dark with a red shimmer throughout it. Great for the festive season.


Essie Mind Your Mittens - This is a beautifully deep green polish, this year I have already used it in nail art. Deep forest green, nice for pine trees! If you don't usually wear a darker polish then this is the time of year to try it out.


OPI Ornament to be Together - While I have already had a silver polish in my top five that one was a glitter in a clear base. This one isn't a glitter, this is a shimmer polish which does have some very fine holographic pieces. This with the glitter polish would make for easy New Year's Eve nails.