Friday 10 October 2014

A/W Nail Varnish // My Top 5

I've never really been the sort of person who wears certain colours in certain seasons, but as I'm growing up I do find it nice to coordinate things. Autumn and Winter are all about the darker shades, in both clothes and make-up, so I thought I'd have a root around in my substantial nail varnish collection and pick out my 5 favourite A/W nail colours. FYI, half of my entire collection is some shade of pink, so I've done well to have no pink in here...

AVON nailwear pro+ in Cosmic Blue // A friend recommended this range to me, and when my mum had a catalogue last year I placed a cheeky order. I love this polish - it goes on delightfully, although you need a couple of coats, and lasts for a good few days. The shade a gorgeous blue, verging on navy, with the slightest hint of silver shimmer. Just beautiful for those A/W evenings.

Rimmel 60 Seconds in 310 Red Carpet // I am a huge fan of all the Rimmel nail polishes; I have so many of them and you can often pick them up in Poundland or on Fragrance Direct which is always a bonus. I don't believe they truly take 60 seconds to dry, but they are faster than other brands. This one is a gorgeous true bright red, again with a hint of shimmer. It's beautiful, especially for Christmas! (Heartfelt apologies for mentioning Christmas so early on...)

Bourjois 1 Seconde nail varnish in Shade 30 // This nail varnish is a lovely soft tone, very Autumnal and a perfect every-day school or work shade. It's a muted brown, verging on beige but not quite there. The brush is MASSIVE and picks up loads of product, which can get a bit messy but if you're careful it makes for a fast and easy application.

Essie nail lacquer in Orange It's Obvious // I couldn't not include an Essie shade in my top 5 - if you've seen my Essie Collection post then you'll know I have more than any one person needs... And I may have ordered even more online, oops. This shade is really one that works year round, but I just adore orange nails - plus it would make the perfect pumpkin shade for Halloween! It's quite a shiny red-toned orange, and it really stands out on the nails.

Rimmel lasting finish pro in 410 Purple Rain // This shade just sums up A/W for me - dark, luscious and perfectly vampy. It doesn't come out quite as rich and dark as it looks in the bottle unless you truly layer it up, but even just one coat gives a gorgeous deep purple colour. Like I said, Rimmel polishes are a real winner for me so I love this one!

Ps, I always use a hand sanitiser and a hand cream before I paint my nails - currently, the Primark exclusive Cuticura 'Vanilla Fudge' hand sanitiser (OMG, heaven) and the Vanilla Bliss hand cream from The Body Shop. Beautttt.

Want to see my favourite wintery make up? 'course you do

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