Wednesday 3 September 2014

Top 5 A/W nail colours.

I love Autumn/Winter.
 It's my favourite time of the year when you can wrap up in all the woolly goodness of coats and scarves and hats, when you can relax in a hot bath with a good book or just make yourself a seriously good hot chocolate on those cold, bitter nights. 
Along with the changing of the weather and the socially acceptable attire, comes a different colour scheme of nail polish. Pastels are packed away until the following year and the darks make an appearance on the fingers. 
I thought I'd share with you a quick rundown of my five favourite nail polishes that I (usually) reserve for the coming colder months.

Starting from the left...

Essie's Wicked - My all time favourite Essie shade. It's an almost black looking purple and I consider it my nude of the Autumn/Winter seasons. It dries really quick and is opaque in two coats.
Retail price: £7.99

American Apparel's Berry - A plumish red. Great for the Christmas period as it's a festive colour. I'd advise a base coat with this one as it tends to stain the nails on removal. 
Retail price: £9.00

Barry M's Gelly in Almond - Now I have to wear a nude on my nails at some point all year round. It's my go to nail colour when I don't know what to paint my nails it's safe to say, I have plenty of nail polishes in this shade. Almond is an off grey colour and it looks beautiful on the nails. A good call if you're not into eye-catching colours. 
Retail price: £3.99

H&M's Very Berry - Very similar to the American Apparel one except much lower in price and is more pink based to American Apparel's red. I tend to gravitate towards this polish as it dries smooth and adds a good pop of colour to my otherwise (mostly) all black ensembles. I would also recommend a good top coat such as Seche Vite as the H&M polishes have a tendency to chip easily. 
Retail price: £2.99

Essie's Truth or Flare - Not your typical A/W shade I'm aware, but it is a good choice for an all-year-rounder. It's an elephant grey sort of colour and grey is my favourite, so I'll certainly be whacking this out come rain or shine, or heaven forbid, snow. 
Retail price: £7.99


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