Top Nail Varnishes for Winter!

I might be a little late with this but thought I’d still do it anyway, as we are only mid way through winter!  I spent a good ten minutes studying my nail varnish rack, choosing my favourite nail polishes for winter.  I narrowed it down to 8 beautiful shades (couldn’t possibly get it any lower!) so I hope you enjoy my top picks!

L-R: Illamasqua in Creator,  Barry M in #273 Raspberry, Bobbi Brown in Black Pearl, NCLA in Bel Air Trophy Wife, Nails Inc in Sloane Gardens, Essie in Bordeaux, Bourjois in Bleu Moonlight, Estee Lauder in Fallen Angel

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Creator – This polish was launched in the Generation Q range and is a black polish packed with silver specs which resmebles a clear starry night on the nails.  Super gothic and perfect for winter.

Barry M Nail Paint in #273 Raspberry – You can’t beat a nice deep berry red polish to add a twist on the classic red nail in the winter months and this polish is a nice and affordable way to wear this trend!

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Nail Polish in Black Pearl – This is a beauty and probably one of the nicest to apply out of the bunch. On the nails, this looks like a metallic black/grey, almost like metal.

NCLA Nail Lacquer in Bel Air Trophy Wife – This is one of my favourite nail polishes ever because it goes with anything (and any other nail polishes) and because the formula is so great. The shade is a bronzed gold shimmer, absolutely stunning.

Nails Inc polish in Sloane Gardens – I can’t resist a glitter shade, even in the winter! Sloane Gardens is a beautiful navy blue glitter. It does take a good few coats to become opaque, but it works really well when worn over the Bourjois shade below!

Essie Nail Lacquer in Bordeaux – This is probably my most worn Essie nail polish and apart from the fact that it is quite streaky on the nails and takes a few coats to make it look perfect, it is one of my fav shades.

Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel Polish in Bleu Moonlight – I reviewed this not long ago and am still in love with it.  This navy midnight blue needs only ONE coat to look perfect.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Nail Lacquer in Fallen Angel – This is almost an exact dupe for the Barry M shade but with a better quality formula (and sexy glass bottle).  The perfect kind of deep winter red.

So there we have it; a bunch of pretty nail shades to last you through what’s left of the winter months!  I’d love to hear what your favourite polishes of the season have been, so do let me know!

What’s your favourite Nail Polish this Winter? 




  1. January 13, 2013 / 9:02 pm

    great choice of nail polishes for winter.
    I got similiar favourites to ; NCLA Nail Lacquer in Bel Air Trophy Wife && Essie Nail Lacquer in Bordeaux .
    [Essie bahama mama && Topshops heart of gold, Suffuse & Subtereuge (: ]


  2. January 13, 2013 / 9:03 pm

    Barry M in raspberry is also one of my favourites. I love it's shade.

  3. January 13, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    The Nails inc one is beautiful x

  4. January 13, 2013 / 9:18 pm

    I still love dark, even though soft colors for Spring are poping up everywhere.

  5. January 13, 2013 / 9:18 pm

    The Barry M raspberry look so lovely, popping into Boots for that bad boy tomorrow!

  6. January 13, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    Gorgeous polishes, I love the Illamasqua and Bobbi brown one:)

  7. January 13, 2013 / 10:53 pm

    I have Barry M's Raspberry too and it has been one of my staple polishes over the winter 🙂 The Nails Inc one looks stunning!

    Frances xx

  8. January 13, 2013 / 11:25 pm

    Navy tones are amazing!! Totally inspired, definitely going to navy up my nails asap. Amaze!

  9. January 13, 2013 / 11:30 pm

    Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Creator is really nice. I love how you did your photos for this.

  10. January 14, 2013 / 7:14 am

    These look amazing, especially that Estee Lauder and you can't go wrong with Nails inc 🙂


  11. January 14, 2013 / 9:20 am

    love the nail inc and ncla ones, they look gorgeous!:)

  12. January 14, 2013 / 11:34 am

    Love the nails inc colour, they are all so rich, and I can't wait to go out and buy some!


  13. January 14, 2013 / 4:03 pm

    all are lovely,I loved your blog and will follow you, I'll be so happy if you follow me too 🙂

  14. January 14, 2013 / 4:56 pm

    OHHH the Bourjois and Nails Inc are my favourite out of the 8! Gotta love a good navy? 😀

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  15. January 14, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    Lovely colours. Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Creator & Bobbi Brown Shimmer Nail Polish in Black Pearl are my fave from the line up.

  16. January 14, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    I love the Bobbi Brown one

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  17. January 14, 2013 / 9:59 pm

    Love the nails inc one! So cute 🙂

  18. January 15, 2013 / 8:11 am

    I loved all the selections of the nail varnishes. It's so funny because I talked about nails inc. in my last Blog:)

  19. January 15, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    I love that essie nail polish, it's definitely my favourite too!

  20. January 15, 2013 / 8:47 pm

    Great picks 🙂 Love the nails inc one x

  21. January 16, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    Gorgeous shades!

    New follower 🙂

  22. January 16, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    Nice picks!! I love OPIs Black Cherry Chutney, Jade is the New Black, and NYXs Ink Heart

  23. January 16, 2013 / 10:43 pm

    gorgeous colors!!


  24. January 17, 2013 / 12:01 am

    great colours – loving the illamasque one. I love your blog, and have even been inspired to have a go myself.
    Looking forward to reading your Glossy Box review 🙂

  25. January 17, 2013 / 3:50 am

    I think my favorite nail polish pick is the dark blue with sparkles! It's such a pretty hue.


  26. January 17, 2013 / 7:01 am

    I love the Barry m nail polish! Please visit my blog

  27. January 18, 2013 / 12:16 pm

    I love the look of the Nails Inc polish. I really ,just get Bordeaux out more often, it's a lovely red! xx

  28. January 20, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    Love the Illamasqua Nail Varnish.
    Check out my post on Top 10 Winter Nail Polishes xx

  29. January 21, 2013 / 7:33 am

    Your site is expressing more attraction as well as enthusiasm. Thanks.

  30. February 4, 2013 / 1:16 am

    I love the blue Nails Inc one! I have never bought a Nails Inc polish before buy now in the space of 2 days I borrowed one from my sister which i fell in love with and that blue one in your blog looks just as amaxzing!!! xxx

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