14 September 2014

Autumn/Winter '14 Nail Polish Picks #Hands&Tips



As the last post for #Hands&Tips, it was only apt to share with you my picks of nail polishes for AW14.  There’s a good mix of new and old favourites and quite a colour range which I hope will cater for all you nail polish lovers!
 
CORAL
This may seem a bit of an odd pick for AW14, but as the weather remains bright in England, I’ve been opting for a nice coral to add a splash of colour to my outfits.  I call it an ‘alternative’ transitional colour!  It’s a perfect reminder of summer for those of us who can’t bear to let summer go.  I’ve been loving The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colour in Rosy Cheeks* on my nails (swatch here).

PLUM
A classic autumnal shade to contrast my alternative transitional coral.  This is probably my favourite autumnal shade as you can’t go wrong with plum in Autumn/Winter.  The deep, rich colours reflect the change in the season and compliments the darker autumnal wardrobe.  I’ve had this particular shade for a few years and don’t think it’s available any more.  It’s Avon Nailwear in Midnight Plum, similar shade would be Essie’s Luxedo.

TEAL/GREEN
These two colours are the bold trend for AW14, but I can imagine it might seem a little daunting to wear green nail polish!  Whilst I find Barry M’s ‘Key Lime’ shade might not reflect Autumn/Winter, No7’s ‘Totally Teal’ certainly does!  Another deep shade to add some colour to your outfit!

BLUE
This is another one of my favourite transitional shade going from Summer to Autumn/Winter.  I particularly like Nails Inc Nail Polish in Baker Street as it’s a bright cobalt blue that brightens up your outfit yet not as summery as pastel/neon shades.  Just make sure you’ve not opted for blue eye shadow too!

RED
The red is purely because of the impending festive season (I didn’t use the ‘C’ word!).  You need something bright and glossy that’ll truly reflect the spirit of the season.  Nothing screams glamour and gloss like the colour red!  I have the perfect festive mani solution for you with The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colour in Red My Mind*.  It is a vibrant red with a super glossy finish (swatch here).

What are your favourite nail colours during Autumn/Winter? Have you tried any of the shades above?  Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!



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