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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Winter Polishes

Winter Polishes

I'm probably the last person you would have associated with the word 'bold' a few years ago, but fast forward to now (when I'm no longer a teenager *sobs*) deep colours, and especially vampy lips have soon started to become my new obsession. So it's only appropriate I pair them up with my favourite deeper nail polishes. Although for all the nail polishes I do covet, the truth is I'm a lazy bean who can rarely be bothered to paint her nails anymore. I might make that into a resolution this year: stop collecting and start wearing!

China Glaze 255 RAVISHING DAHLING

First up we have China Glaze 255 RAVISHING DAHLING. This is a really deep oxblood shade, however with one coat it comes up as quite a bright pink which I found very strange. 2 coats rectifies this and it's much more true to colour. It does have a tendency to look like a really deep red so you have to go in with a full layer if you want that bold look.

Rimmel I love Lasting Finish in 193 BLACK CHERRIES

Rimmel I love Lasting Finish in 193 BLACK CHERRIES is one I picked up in Poundland (here). This is a deep purple with a slight golden metallic sheen. With one layer this does look quite streaky as I found the formula a bit too dry, however with 2 layers you would never be able to tell and it looks fine. This was definitely a bargain purchase and whilst the formula isn't quite on par with the others I really like the way the shade turns out.

Butter London PITTER PATTER

Butter London isn't a brand I try out very much so this polish in PITTER PATTER was quite an unexpected addition. It's more of a vibrant purple, compared to the Rimmel offering which is very deep, but this one has slight golden specks in it. The formula is very smooth and easy to apply.

OPI Purple-iscious

OPI nail lacquer in Purple-iscious is more of a glittery top coat than a base shade for me. The pinky-purple shade has very fine glitter particles on the same colour running through it. However, they're perfectly intertwined within the polish so it doesn't have that crunchy feel or look that you can sometimes get with glittery top coats. It could be worn on it's own but you need atleast 2 coats as it isn't opaque in one.

OPI nail lacquer in MALAGA WINE

Now onto my favourite of the bunch: OPI nail lacquer in MALAGA WINE! I absolutely adore this shade, 2 winters ago this was all I wore! It's a very deep burgundy wine shade, although I'm a bit gutted that in the swatches it comes off as a very deep red. The formula of this is perfect, you can get full opaqueness in one swatch but I apply two to get the wine shade. What's even more amazing is that I still have most of it left and back when I got it I certainly wasn't as lazy with my nails as I am now!

Nails Inc Hanover Square

Lastly, Nails Inc Hanover Square was one of the polishes I picked up in a Glamour issue (here). I will admit that I don't find some of the Nails Inc formulas to be the best but I can't fault this one! One coat of this would probably be enough on it's own for the deep oxblood/maroon colour to come though. The formula was also very smooth and gave a lovely finish.

ONE COAT

TWO COATS

Winter Nail Polishes

Overall, with all of these polishes (apart from the Rimmel one I mentioned) I found the formula to be really good, the brushes were all decent sizes too so it didn't take ages to coat each nail and there weren't any streaks left behind either.


I hope you enjoyed this post!
What are your favourite polishes?



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133 comments:

  1. Your swatches were such a great help, sometimes nail polishes look so different! I love the black cherries and pitter patter. I've never actually tried any Butter London nail polishes, I should give them try!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. Thank you! Black Cherries is surprisingly perfect for this season :)

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  2. I love pitter patter and purple-iscious!!!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  3. Black cherries and Hangover street are my favourite, they're gorgeous!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. They're my favourites after Magala wine too :)

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  4. Black Cherries is really beautiful! xx

    Beautylymin

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  5. These shades look lovely! I really like dark vampy nail polishes especially burgundies and navy's! My favourite nail polish at the minute is Midnight Cami by Essie! I'm loving the look of Hanover Square here!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Burgundy's and navy's are my absolute favs too! I haven't seen that one before :)

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  6. Malaga wine and purple-iscious are such stunning colors!!! *-*
    I find you on Instagram, would you like to follow each other also there? LEt me know dear!
    Havea nice day!
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  7. Oooo love the purple shades =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. They definitely look better when you apply two coats. All these shades are lovely and I would probably wear them all, just not really sure about purple-iscious.

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Yes they're definitely more true to colour with two coats :)

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  9. Gorgeous selection! Pitter Patter and Black Cherries are my favourites!

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it

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    1. Thank you, some of my favourites too :)

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  10. Such a great post .. I am loving all the colours you've featured.. I think my favourite has to be Black Cherries! Love your swatches too!
    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    xo

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    1. Aww thank you! I didn't expect the bargain option to be so well loved haha :)

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  11. I love all those colors! I think I'm going to try more shimmery purple nails! Good luck on your resolution of painting your nails...having fun colors like these totally helps! :)
    www.streetmadonna.com

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    1. Thank you, I like the way they catch the light! I need all the luck I can get :)

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  12. All of those colours are gorgeous and have made me want to go out and buy some more deep purple nail varnishes! The swatches have made it so much easier to see the real colour of the varnishes as well so thank you. <3 x

    Love Steph x

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    1. Aww thank you! I actually really liked painting the swatches on haha :)

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  13. Pitter patter is beautiful, I am disappointed purplalicious is much lighter and more of a top coat but it is still really pretty xxx

    BlondeOfCarbs


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    1. I think Purple-licious would probably work as a base if you did 3 layers, I just haven't tried it yet :)

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  14. Gorgeous Nails Inc shade! I picked up a nude shade from them and wear it all the time :) x

    Everything But The Kitchen

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    1. They always include some lovely shades with their Glamour pair ups :)

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  15. I love winter nail varnishes ! Love the 'Hanover Street' shade


    Distant Dreamer

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  16. These shades are all so pretty! Im loving the malaga one :)
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  17. My favourite is Rimmel Black Cherries, it's a gorgeous shade! Thanks for the swatches, really helpful!
    Yiota x
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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    1. That's one of the deeper ones out of my collection and I'm quite a fan :)

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  18. Love Pitter Patter and Black Cherries, they're so pretty!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  19. They are all such pretty shades, especially the OPI Purple-licious! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Haha it is quite hard to choose between them :)

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  20. Our style definitely changes as we get older. A few years ago I would never have touched lipstick and now I'm always rocking dark reds. I think as I became more comfortable in myself I felt confident enough to wear darker and bolder colours.

    Love these nail polishes! OPI Malaga Wine is definitely one I'd wear all Winter <3

    Elesaurus | elesaurus.com

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    1. Completely agree, I think our style is one of those things that will never stop evolving :) I LOVE Magala Wine!

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  21. Beautiful shades!

    ivyholly.blogspot.com

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  22. I love the shade Ravishing Darling it's so perfect for this time of year!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. I agree! It has the most perfect name too :)

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  23. Love the Butter London one, such a nice colour xoxo


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  24. So many gorgeous shades especially for this time of the year. Love the look of the too OPI ones plus I find that the brand has a great formula too x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I've picked up some OPI ones on offer and their formula is my favourite too :)

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  25. The Butter London one looks so lovely! I've heard good things about them and I really want to try it!

    Shannon Sage

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    1. It's a really pretty shade, not the obvious choice for deep nails but it works well :)

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  26. So beautiful. Love wearing deep berry shades in the winter too!

    Enclothed Cognition

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  27. I love dark rich colours of nail polish so much! These are stunning shades, hon. The Butter one is gorgeous! I am currently wearing Bahama Mama by Essie, it's a deep wine shade. This is a fab post, loved it! Hanover Street is also a shade I will look up very soon ;)
    Hope you had a great weekend!!
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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    1. I haven't heard of the Essie one before so I'll definitely be looking that one up too :)

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  28. The OPI Malaga Wine is a FAVE of mine!!

    AlanaNarna ~ http://alananarna.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. These are my favorite shades! I love the variation in colors! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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    1. Thank you, there's a bit of everything there isn't there :)

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  30. I love these shades of nail polish! I love OPI and butter :D
    Great post.

    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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    1. OPI and Butter London do have some of the best formulas :)

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  31. these nail polish all look amazing. I think my fave is that hanover one. its such a subtle oxbloodesque color.

    xoxo,
    geri

    http://everydaylivingnyc.blogspot.com/

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    1. Agreed! It was a great deal at £2 too :)

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  32. Amamzing pics, love all the shads. China Glaze 255 is such a pretty color, wish that bottle color got transferred to the nails <3

    Haul post | Curious And Confused Me

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    1. Thank you! It does take 2 or more coats but it does get there :)

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  33. I am mainly a Essie girl, with few exceptions, but the colors I gravitate towards throughout the winter months are basically the same. I have to confess though that I am already over all the deep nails and reaching for my more spring appropriate polishes lately.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Haha I'm sure your spring picks are amazing too!

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  34. I love your blog!
    Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    xoxo, Nastya

    MY BLOG NASTYA DEUTSCH

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  35. I love all these colours in Winter, Rimmel Black Cherries is a firm fave! x

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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    1. It's such an affordable option too :)

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  36. I love Butter London nail polishes ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. I need to try some more from their range :)

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  37. I love the look of the Malaga Wine shade and it seems perfect for this time of year. Some of my favourite polishes at the moment are OPI Eurso Euro and I Mainely Eat Lobster :) x

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    1. It's my favourite by dar, I think I have an OPI polish that's called lobster something, it might be the same!

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  38. Love these type of shades during winter as well! Thanks for sharing this! xx

    clumsyagenda.blogspot.com

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  39. These are all so gorgeous! I love how you showed the swatches of one coat and two coats - that's so helpful. Malaga Wine is probably my favourite of the bunch too! It's absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful post!! Xx

    Rosy Cheeks | http://www.rosycheeks.org

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    1. Thank you for the feedback! Even if I had to make do with Magala wine only I'd be so happy, it's just the most perfect shade :)

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  40. I have the O.P.I one and absolutely love it

    Kisses,

    BLOG | Taislany

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  41. Hhahah yeah you should stop collecting and start wearing <3

    Hope you have a great week :)
    https://stylehue.wordpress.com/

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  42. OMG Malaga Wine looks like the colour that is right up my street! SO perfect for the winter months but I would honestly wear this colour all year round. I love dark colours on my nails! I will deffo be purchasing that colour! LOVE the post :)

    xoxo, Lauren | The Dazzle Guide

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    1. It's one of those shades that would go with everything too, thank you :)

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  43. I love the Butter London shade, that is such a gorgeous purple! Do you find it to be long lasting or does it chip within a couple of days?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you, the formula is quite good so if I'm careful it can last atleast mid week :)

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  44. The nails ink one is my fave!!! I love it :) xx

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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  45. Hanover Street is gorgeous, love these deep tones in the winter :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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    1. It's one of my favourite shades ever from the Nails Inc and Glamour collab :)

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  46. What a lovely selection. Hanover Square looks lovely! :)

    Emily / The Mini Mermaid

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  47. Ravishing Dahling and Black Cherries have to be my favourite! xx

    www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. Oh gosh, I absolutely love dark nail polishes...even though I rarely wear nail polish hahaha! Black Cherries is gorgeous <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

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    1. I just forget to put it on sometimes haha :)

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  49. I am loving the velvet ones!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  50. I love the burgundy color for winter.
    Something im obsessed with

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  51. I don't personally care for Rimmel polishes, but that shade is gorgeous!! I love it!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It is a pretty colour! Formula wise, I tend to find the 60 seconds range best :)

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  52. OPI has always been my favourite nail polish and one I'll always go back to. I feel like they're such high quality and one coat always looks good on it's own. Two coats always look perfect.

    Every shade looks absolutely gorgeous!

    Ella Pinto xx

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    1. Of all the ones I've tried I definitely agree that their formula just seem to be spot on :)

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  53. These all looks very good! I love Revlon and Maybelline nail polishes :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. I have a few Revlon ones that I love too :)

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  54. Malaga Wine looks so beautiful! I don't paint my nails very often either these days...
    http://carolinapage.eu

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  55. These are really some bold shades. Nice!

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  56. I love the OPI in the purple shade! So sparkly!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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  57. Love the hanover street and black cherries shade *heart eye emoji*

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
    sarahinks.co.uk

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  58. I'm like you, where I mostly collect rather than wear but I absolutely love the Hanover Street! While the other colors are really nice, I feel like this one is just the perfect mix of casual and formal. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. It's one of the most affordable ones in my collection too as it only cost £2 with Glamour! :)

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  59. I love the look of ravishing dahling, for me reds are definitely really complimentary to my skin and you've made some great picks!

    Musings & More

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  60. I love all of these colors! Very nice.

    http://www.theaisleofstyle.com/

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  61. These are such gorgeous colours!! I love the deep red colour

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  62. beautiful picks ! love OPI and Butter London :)

    http://villemo20.blogspot.com

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  63. All those nail polish shades looks beautiful.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  64. Gorgeous colours!
    I love the OPI purple
    ♥ Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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