I’m usually not so adventurous when it comes to nail polish. I always plan on trying a fun new color, but end up going with a neutral (Mademoiselle by Essie) or a dark berry or vampy color on my nails. But, I’m slowly changing and experimenting more with colors such as a glossy greyish green and a fun, sophisticated metallic that stand out in the crowd while still looking chic and timeless. Here are 12 polishes to try this winter:
Grey, Green, Nudes and Shades of Lavender:
Smith & Cult in No Poem is a beautiful dark grey that is a bit edgy, but still sophisticated.
Deborah Lippmann in Desert Moon is creamy greenish gray that looks cool and fresh, and would even look great on toes as an alternative to vampy colors.
Jin Soon in Oratorio is a pretty modern nude that has a hint of gold shimmer. It would even be more of showstopper on medium to darker skin tones.
Sally Hansen in Au Nature-al is a flattering creamy nude that enhances your natural nail color and leaves a nice shine.
Essie Virgin Snow is an opaque whitish lavender that is soft and pretty, but still makes a statement. Love it for toes, too.
Zoya Eastyn is fresh mauve-grey that is feminine and flattering on all skin tones.
Reds, Berries and Inky Black:
I’m not one for metallic polishes, but Marc Jacobs in Petra has made me reconsider them. This mauvy-grey metallic looks rich and stylish, and adds some fun on drab winter days.
Essie in Shall We Chalet is a gorgeous ruby red that is timeless. It’s hard to find the right red polish on my skin, but this one is super-flattering and perfect for any occasion.
Sonia Kashuk in Wicked Attraction is a glossy vampy hue and a good winter staple.
Revlon Passionate is a gorgeous raspberry hue that is a pretty for both nails and toes.
Deborah Lippmann in Miss Independent is a dark wine that is perfect for the season and nice for a glam evening out.
Zoya Willa is a glossy inky black that is rock and roll chic and has great staying power.
In the main photo I’m wearing Smith & Cult in No Poem.