Monday, 7 January 2013

A Few Favourite Winter Nail Colours

A little picture post of the nail colours I've been wearing a lot over the past few months.As soon as the weather started to change and winter kicked in, the vibrant, summery shades were put away and the darker, vampy shades were fished out of the stash.

L-R Leighton Denny Crushed Grape, No Comment, Rebel, Steel Appeal & Vamp

I became slightly obsessed with Leighton Denny nail colours last year and added quite a few of the shades on offer to my collection. Crushed Grape, No Comment, Rebel, Steel Appeal and Vamp have all been firm favourites over the last few months.

Nails In Piccadilly Circus & Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle

Nails Inc Piccadilly Circus and Deborah Lippmann's Razzle Dazzle have also been firm favourites throughout autumn and winter. Piccadilly Circus is a pretty, creamy berry shade, and Razzle Dazzle is a raspberry jelly with lots of red and magenta glitter. I'm normally not a big fan of glittery nail polish, but Razzle Dazzle really is a beautiful shade and works really well with quite a few of the other wintery colours I've been wearing.

Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle

I've used Razzle Dazzle to brighten up a tatty manicure on quite a few occasions and even attempted a bit of nail art with the shade too. It looks pretty applied over a darker colour on tips and works quite well paired with berry and vampy shades to create a half moon manicure.

OPI Can You Tapas This? & Manicurist Of Seville

OPI's Can You Tapas This? and Manicurist Of Seville are both colours I've had in my stash for a while. Can You Tapas This? is a deep burgundy brown creme, and Manicurist of Seville is a smooth, creamy, berry red.

A few swatches of Razzle Dazzle applied alone, over Chanel's Rouge Noir, and over OPI's Manicurist Of Seville. Paired with Rouge Noir is how I've been wearing the shade the most, the two colours seem to work together perfectly.

Swatches of Piccadilly Circus, Can You Tapas This?, Chanel's Rouge Noir and Manicurist of Seville. Two coats of each and photo taken indoors. 

Leighton Denny's Crushed Grape, a soft creamy burgundy. Rebel, a really rich purple shot through with tiny micro shimmer, which is only visible in certain light. No Comment, a deep iridescent plummy shade shot through with tiny red shimmer. Steel Appeal, a deep, dark grey with tiny silver shimmer. And Vamp, a dark glossy red, which is very similar to Chanel's Rouge Noir.

Chanel Rouge Noir, Nails In Piccadilly Circus & Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle

And some swatches of the shades taken outdoors in direct sunlight. You can just about see the red shimmer in No Comment and the fine silver micro shimmers in Steel Appeal.

Manicurist Of Seville and Piccadilly Circus both look much more vibrant in direct sunlight. Manicurist Of Seville becomes more of bright, red berry shade, and Piccadilly Circus looks like a creamy, deep cerise pink.

And another picture of Deborah Lippmann's Razzle Dazzle applied alone (2 coats) and over Rouge Noir and Manicurist Of Seville. Both are pretty combinations. 

Do you change your nail colours with the seasons?
Any particular shades you've been favouring this winter?


  1. These are very sexy vampy colors! I love the dark raspberry shades, especially. I have a few vampy shades, but clearly not enough! Haha. I do change my nails through the seasons, but sometimes I do feel like brightening my winter with sunshine yellow or something similar.

    1. I've been feeling a bit like that too, Larie. I do love dark, vampy shades in winter, but I'm kinda itching to get the brighter corals, oranges and hot pinks out now. Looking forward to brighter, warmer weather :)

  2. Hi Nat, I love the berry tones here, especially in combo with the glitter :)

    1. Hi Dovey, I'm quite liking the glitter combo, too. Like I mentioned, I've never really been a fan of glittery nail colours, but Razzle Dazzle is pretty!

  3. Love these colors! So gorgeous, these deep burgundies are my favorite!


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