I'm a OPI Nail Envy, clear polish kind of girl. But for Christmas I decided to bust out
a more daring nail look and used Rimmel's 60 Second nail color in Deliciously Dark.
I loved it! I kept explaining things with my hands, so that everyone could see my
beautiful nails. I think it's put me on a course to try new looks for my nails. So in
that spirit, I thought I'd share with you the polish trends this winter, according to
5 Polish Trends to Wear This Winter
Even if you don't have the guts or the budget to strut the most coveted couture this season, you can always turn to your manicure. Unleash your inner fashionista by trying one of these nail colors perfect for winter, which range from ultra-bold to just plain pretty.
This spill looks as if we're gazing out into the starry night sky through a telescope — and we're not too far off course. Orly's Cosmic FX Collection is all about metallics and texture. This hue is a black-plum mixture that will make your fingers and toes look out of this world.
Orly Nail Lacquer in Out of This World, $10;sallybeauty.com or ulta.com.
Blues get a little brighter this season, which is good news if you're not ready to give up your electric summer colors just yet. MAC has teamed up with nail genius Jin Soon for the Nail Trend F/W 2010 collection, inspired by Imperial China. This particular hue reminds us of the detail on antique Chinese plates.
MAC Nail Lacquer in Ming Blue, $13; maccosmetics.com
This season, classic cherry-red nails are stepping aside to make room for their darker counterparts. Turn to this crimson creme polish on days you want to bring out your inner vixen.
Essie Limited Addiction, $8; essieshop.com
Although it looks violet in the bottle, on nails it takes on a more grayish hue, thus becoming a lovely hybrid shade. Better grab a bottle fast — we can see this following in the sell-out footsteps of Jade and Black Satin.
Chanel Nail Colour in Paradoxal, $23; chanel.com
Lots and Lots of Glitter
Pop culture is a huge influence on beauty trends, and we like to think that Deborah Lippmann harnessed that affinity in these two hues. Across the Universe (pictured left) pays homage to the 2007 award-nominated movie-musical. The navy polish has flashy blue and green specks, which take on the form of nail art. Lippmann went Gaga over Bad Romance (right), a smoky black hue infused with purple glitter. They go on sheer, so you'll need to layer for maximum color.
$18 each, lippmanncollection.com
Which nail look is your favourite this winter? How much are you willing to spend on nail polish?