Pretty Polishes for Winter Nails

Winter’s fingertip color palette of deep romantic shades, classic neutrals and glitzy metallics have me openly embracing the upcoming cold months. Playing around with new shades allows you to express your individuality in a fashionably chic way. I have outlined my favorite polish trends to try out when the cooler days descend upon us.

Oxblood– This vamped up red shade dominated the fall 2012 runways. If you’re usually into reds, switch to this trendy dramatic shade and add a bit of dark romance to your look.

Essie, Recessionista
OPI, SkyFall

Deep Blue– Stray away from harsh black polishes and embrace the glamourous midnight blue shades that began trending this fall and will be sure to the make their way into the winter months. Look for a color with some shimmer, which will be sure to add some sparkly shine to your nails.

Chanel, Blue Rebel
Butter London, Royal Navy

Dark Green– For those who prefer a manicure with a bit of an edge, this shade is your best bet for the upcoming winter months. Dark green polishes graced the tips of models like Karlie Kloss during the fall 2012 runway shows. It is the perfect combination of rebel and sophistication.

Butter London, British Racing Green
OPI, Lie and Let Die

Nude– A neutral shade is perfect for a barely there look that will never come across as over the top. This classy and feminine shade is the perfect finish to any look.

Essie, Don’t Sweater It
Chanel, Frenzy

Dark Purple– I may be biased on this pick because purple is my absolute favorite color, but runways this season seem to be backing me up. I’ll admit it is a tricky shade to perfect; too dark will appear black and too light is simply purple. Below are the two shades I have tried and stand behind. Once perfected, this shade is versatile and perfect for the changing seasons.

OPI, Casino Royale
Chanel, Vendetta

Metallic Silver– Metallic is the key word here. Stay away from chunky glitter, the crushed formula is a sophisticated way to glam up your nails. Don’t be afraid to play around with this shade by trying out a metallic tip french manicure!

OPI, The World is Not Enough
Essie, Beyond Cozy