AW13 Nail Favourites

Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Noir and Vendetta // Essie in ‘For the Twill of It’, ‘Power Clutch’ (khaki) and Magnetic Snake skin effect ‘Snake it Up’ (navy) // Butter London ‘Billy no mates’

For the last couple of weeks I’ve started to embrace autumn’s palette in my nail shades, opting for darker tones. Unusually for me I’ve been drawn to deep rich blues, my usual Rouge Noir (although not always the Chanel version) and a couple of wild cards. I’ve yet to try it but I’m lusting after a flat khaki green and pale grey. I don’t own a khaki but I fancy this Essie shade and I’ll be resurrecting a pale grey I bought a few years back and wore only once. They feel modern and grown up at the same time and will provide the perfect relief from summer corals and neons, before party season sparkles take over.

I’d love to know what your favourite shades are this autumn… let me know!


Winter… Nailed.

Ok, so after quite an introspective and cerebral afternoon yesterday, I thought it might be time to discuss something a little more light hearted, because we women are nothing if not diverse, no?

This afternoon I thought I’d do a round up of the ‘it’ shades for your finger tips this winter and ask what are you nailing?

My all time favourite polishes are Leighton Denny – I love the colours and they wear really well on me. Jewel tones are big this season and glitter is making a come back with the Leighton Denny Atmospheric collection: Your Planet or Mine (teal with petrol multi-shimmer), Big bang (Black with Silver Glitter) and Purely Plutonic.

Probably the best received couture colour this season was Diors ‘Blue Label’ – a royal blue which seemed really fresh after years of greys. There are still greys to be had though – phew – and Dior does a real favourite shade of mine, along with this rich regal purple. Dior Vernis – Purple revolution, Perfecto and Blue label.

Once again, Blue was THE colour at Chanel, and this exclusive Blue Jeans collection was produced especially for Vogue’s Fashion Night Out – good luck getting your hands on it! Chanel Le Vernis – Coco Blue, Blue Rebel and Blue Boy.

The latest nail trend? Magnetic polishes. Nails Inc started it with Nails Inc Magnetic polish but you can get a (cheaper) slice of the action with this similar Boots 17 nail polish.

More of a neutrals girl? Well, for a massive range of nudes and beiges (plus this super sparkly party purple shade I couldn’t resist including,) try Butter London. Butter London Holiday collection – The Black Knight (Purple sparkle). Yummy Mummy (nude) and Fash Pack (putty) from the Classic collection.

And if you’re looking for something cheap, here is a Florence’s Favourite tipRimmel London Pro Colour Memory nail polishes last fabulously on my nails, come in a shade to match nearly every designer or trend led shade available and have a really wide brush making application really easy.

So readers, have you bagged any of these shades or will you be adding them to your shopping list? Do tell what shade you’re nailing today?!


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