Tuesday, 12 November 2013

#TheWinterProject - Winter Nails

Welcome to my first post of The Winter Project, founded and set up by Kellie from Blog95Beauty.

Read my introduction post to find out more about the project:
#TheWinterProject - Introduction

When we start to head into Winter I step away from my summery nail colours; any pastels, neons, bright, summery colours and I start using darker colours.

Plums, blacks, greys, blues, bronze, emeralds, metallics, reds - they're all in this season.

It seems the nail shape this season is all about natural, short and square or squ-oval, with rounded edges. Or long and almond shaped if you're into your acrylics.

Here are a few shades from my Winter collection...

Dark Blue Nails - This season is all about rich, dark and deep shades. Dark blues and navys are perfect this winter. This shade looks great on short and squ-oval nails.

Black Nails - Glossy blacks are back this Winter, the blacker the better, so layer up that polish!! :)

Berry & Wine Nails - Deep purples, berry & wine colours have been super popular throughout autumn and this continues through to winter. Along with burgundy, dark cherries and oxblood, these shades are must haves this Winter. These shades can look super sophisticated and sexy!

Red Nails - Retro red nails are bang on trend this winter, a rich, classic red screams luxury and glamour. Keep it bright and bold. Clearly my collection of reds need to be addressed lol, but make sure it's true bright, classic red with lots of gloss!!

Nail art & wraps, metallics, textures, dip dye and magnetic art are BIG this season too. So go crazy!!

This week I've chosen a wintery metallic colour on short, squ-oval nails. This colour is 'Greige' by Accessorize (£4.00*) - I'm not quite sure why it's named 'greige' as I'm not picking up any grey or beige but a metallic lilac-y purple. I love the pigmentation of this polish, it is advertised as a one-coat polish and I do think you could get away with just the one coat, but I went with 2. It applies perfectly and dries pretty quick too. Metallics are perfect for winter, they look super cute with fingerless gloves and are the perfect finish to a party outfit.

That's my take on Winter Nails. Join me next week to talk Winter Accessories.
Remember to use the twitter hashtag #TheWinterProject to read more Winter Nails posts from the other bloggers taking part in this project.

Feel free to comment with your links to your Winter Nails posts as part of #TheWinterProject. 

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  1. Love the dark blues and metallics, they are such gorgeous shades! I'm doing the project too if you fancy a read :)

    Amy xx

  2. What a gorgeous nail polish collection! Great post :)

  3. Really like the blue by Rimmel . Great post. Mines at www.onestopsavvy.co.uk

    1. Its a nice shade isn't it - off to check yours out now :)

  4. those Ted Baker ones are lovely! you are making me want to paint my nails in glossy black x

    1. Me too!! haha I need a really good new super glossy black!! x

  5. I love all of the blues you chose!!! I love blue for winter, infact i just love blue nails in general!
    Great post girl! Xxx

  6. your ted baker polishes look lovely!ive never tried ted baker polishes:)I'm now following your blog lovely!:)x


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