Not sure about which shades are suitable for winter? Well, continuing reading mi amiga & you'll find out...
Jewel-toned metallicsRight now is the perfect time to bust out the jewel-toned metallic polishes. I'm talking your emeralds, your sapphires, rubies, amethysts...any gemstone you can think of, pop dat on your digits & shine bright like a diamond, as RiRi would say. I don't think undertones really matter here; but all of my picks are perfect for cool-toned skin. #justsayin
My picks (left-right): Zoya - Giovanna & Neve, Butter London - Knees Up
Berries, plum & wineI know these colours are traditionally more autumnal, but since Australia doesn't really get that cold until, say, mid-late May (if at all), I prefer wearing them during winter. I find them rich & warming, the latter of which we all need once the temperatures drop. I've become a fan of the colour plum & whilst I'm still searching for the perfect shade of plum, I think I've got close with the OPI shade I'm about to mention below.
My picks (clockwise from top left): Butter London - Queen Vic + Blowing Raspberries, Zoya - Tara, OPI - Kerry Blossom, Kester Black - Narcissist (not pictured)
Shades of greyFor some reason I'm really into the colour grey atm. I'm obsessed with finding the perfect grey marle coat & I'm almost as obsessed with finding the perfect grey polish for my nails. Luckily for me, I own 2 of them (I've only worn 1 of them on my nails - the Sea Siren Cosmetics polish I'm about to mention below - and it's perfect); but that won't stop me from accumulating more. IMO grey is a good neutral polish alternative to nude for us pale girls as we're not having to stand there wondering if it's a pink nude or a beige nude. Whether you're digging gunmetal, charcoal or light grey, pick a favourite & apply.
My picks (left-right): Zoya - Carey, Sea Siren Cosmetics - Sea Fog (also available in a larger size), Kester Black - Soot, Pretty Serious Cosmetics - Overcast (not pictured)
Navy & other dark bluesJust when you were thinking I wasn't going to include a blue polish in this post...tricked ya's mwahahahaha! IMO, navy is a perennial favourite for winter & also a perfectly wearable alternative to black. If navy's not your thing, then why not try a midnight blue, or even indigo? Whatever your shade, you can't go wrong.
My picks (left-right): Zoya - Ibiza + Ryan, Ella + Mila - Blindfold Me, Kester Black - Bleu (not pictured)
Note: All Butter London, Sea Siren Cosmetics & OPI images + Giovanna, Neve & Carey (Zoya) images are my own. Remaining images I must credit to Zoya, Ella + Mila & Kester Black. (Because it's the right thing to do.)
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What polish shades do you like to wear during winter? Do you tailor your polish to the seasons, or do you wear whatever you want to wear?