Thursday, 16 October 2014

My favourite A/W nail polishes!

I have put myself on a nail polish ban until i go to the Clothes Show in December. The reason for this is because i have way too many. I own well over 100 nail polishes, do i need that many? No, but i like to think i do. So these are my top 18 nail polishes for the Autumn/Winter season.

I will name all the nail polishes clockwise.
None of the nail polishes have a topcoat on them, so that you can see there real shine and effects. 
As colours change from lighting, angles and the camera, i have took multiple photographs of each nail polish, in hope you can get the true colour.

Sinful Colors - Cool Grey, i think this is a really nice grey colour. It's not too dark so it can be worn at any time of the year and because its a light grey its very wearable.
Estee Lauder - Ultra Violet, i absolutely love this colour. It is such a pretty purple, with flecks of different coloured purple throughout it.
Deborah Lippmann - Cleopatra in New York, funnily enough, i brought this nail polish in New York City last Autumn. The black is slightly weak, so i often put a matte black on before and then put this over the top. It really makes the gold pop. This would be perfect for the evenings, or even New Years Eve?
Butter London - Slapper, this is a very vivd teal colour. I love this shade for every season, it is so wearable. I think its nice to have a pop of colour on your nails in A/W, if the rest of your outfit is quite plain and features dark colours. 

Butter London - Slapper, description is above.
Ciate - Main Stage, i would class this as a berry toned pink. Its beautiful, and will look stunning on the nails during the cooler months.
Seventeen - Celestial Pearl, this is a textured nail polish. It really reminds me of snow, so whenever i look at it i think, Christmas. You can get away with one coat, and it dries within seconds!
Kelly Brook - Navy Blue, this one actually doesn't have a name or number. It is a very dark blue, but in some lights shows up more of a purple toned blue.

Seventeen - Celestial Pearl, description above 
Kelly Brook - Navy Blue, description above
OPI - Anti-Bleak, this is a red/purple shade. I haven't really found a shade like this one before. I love these kind of colours for A/W. It also applies really well, opaque in two coats.
Color Club - Gold Struck, this is a light gold shade. The reason i have put this within the A/W shades is because i love the sheen it gives. I think it fits into the festive season really well. Also it looks amazing with a tan, winter sun anyone?
Avon (colour attract) - Rose Flash, this is such a beautiful rose gold shade. I absolutely love it! It is apart of the magnetic range so you can also make didn't patterns with it as well, but it also looks beautiful on its own.
Models Own - Absinthe, see description below.

Lets call this the Christmas photo.

Models Own - Absinthe, this is a real Christmas tree green shade. The different flecks of green glitter really bring out the colour. The glitter also makes it such a festive shade. For a glitter shade, it is very opaque in two coats - impressive.
Nails Inc - Big Apple Red, in the Spring i would think Poppies. As its Autumn/Winter, i think this is a perfect Christmas red shade. Everyone needs a matte red for Christmas to symbolise Christmas!
Seventeen - Charm Bracelet, gold tinsel. Enough said. Along with the other Seventeen glitter polish, this can also be left at one coat and dries within seconds also.

Seventeen - Charm Bracelet, description above.
Rimmel London - Desire, i would say this is a dupe for Nails Inc Heddon Street. This is a very dark berry red shade. This is the kind of colour i am often drawn to within these cooler months.
Barry M - Almond, this is also a dupe for Nails Inc Porchester Square. This is a beige toned grey shade. Its a very classic shade, that i reach of all year long.
Barry M - Countess, this is another textured polish. It is purple based with flecks of purple, pink, gold, silver and more. It is really beautiful.

Barry M - Countess, description above.
Rimmel, I heart Lasting Finish - Ballet Pump Perfection, this is a really interesting colour. This is a hot pink with lilac undertones. It looks a lot more fuchsia like in the photo, as the nail wheel is transparent. When put on the nails it is darker. 
Models Own - Hayley's Comet, this is a duo-chrome polish. It has a copper base, with green, gold and purple shades running through it. Its a shimmery polish and perfect for the A/W season. I don't generally rate Model's Own polishes on there drying time, they actually take ages, but i am willing to sit and wait for this polish to dry. It is so beautiful.
Sinful Colors - Cool Grey and Estee Launder - Ultra Violent can be found in the first photo description.

I also wanted to share with you four 'top coat' polishes.

Ciate Caviar Pearls - Midnight in Manhattan, monochrome seems to be on trend this A/W and these little beads can give your nails a little bit of extra jaz! I generally only tend to do one nail on each hand, mainly my ring finger. As otherwise i find it is a bit too much. I usually pair this with a more brighter shade to bring out the monochrome more.

Seventeen Graffiti - Monochrome, i really like this shade paired under a grey nail polish. It even looks good on its own. There is different shapes within the polish to give it the 'graffiti look'. Along with the other seventeen polishes featured in this post, the drying time is amazing. This one is no exception. 

Kelly Brook - Gold and Silver glitter. This also has no name? I am not sure if this the same with all Kelly Brook polishes, or just the ones i own! I think this looks beautiful paired with a matte red polish around Christmas time.

Sinful Colors - Pearl Harbor, this is a clear polish with iridescent glitter. Its not your general glitter polish where you put it on your nails and only get five specks of glitter, you get a lot. This looks beautiful topped over any shade. I especially like it over my Kelly Brook nail polish in Navy Blue. The glitter turns into a blue when put on top and makes it look so beautiful.

Would you recommend any nail polishes for Autumn/Winter?

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  1. I absolutely love the Barry M Countess shade, as well as Models Own Absinthe, they're both such lovely shades!

    1. I had my eye on the Barry M shade for ages and don't regret picking it up. Its so different to some of the colour polishes that are on the market, so pretty!

      Katie x

  2. I just saw a link to your blog from someone elses that was reviewing the Barry M countless shade I LOVE this . Devo I just placed an order with Superdrug today so I could have added this onto it now I'm going to have to wait until the weekend until I can buy it haha

    I also loved the Models Own - Absinthe soooo pretty . Followed you :)

    1. Did you?! The shade is beautiful isn't it?
      Im so glad you liked the colours i picked out.

      Katie x