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Thursday, February 06, 2014

Winter nail polish

My friend Michelle came over the other night and had the most beautiful nail polish. I kept staring at her hands—the polish, Cocktail Bling, was the perfect dusty pale grey/blue. It was so gorgeous for winter, and I must have complimented her fifty times on it. I'd highly recommend it!

What color are your nails right now? Have you tried anything good recently?

P.S. Navy nails.

63 comments:

moseyblog said...

that's a pretty color. I just painted mine an orange-red color last night. I needed a jolt of color in this bleak wintry weather.

Joanna Goddard said...

i have burgundy on my toes, which i love too:)

NICOLE said...

I've been obsessed with Rimmel's 'Burgundy Flirt' lately. In Spring/Summer, I adore Sally Hansen's 'Hibiscus'.

Elisabeth Sedlachek said...

I love experimenting with nails and am drawn to dark hues. At the mo I'm wearing Revlon's After Party which is more of a deep green, khaki colour and I love it. xxx

Mary Glenn said...

Does anyone have a recommendation for a top coat? I've gone through so many, and just haven't found one I love...

margaux said...

if only i could find the time to polish my nails! really, i'm just so impatient. i hate waiting for them to dry...

Mrs. Green said...

My nails are mirror silver at the moment. I love it!

Gina said...

Essie Chinchilly! It's more my summer color but went tropical. My winter color is Lincoln Park After Dark or Russian Navy.

MadelineFarley said...

Oh love that one! Right now I have the darker version of that polish on: Lapis luxury by essie

Andrea Barajas said...

So cute! I'm trying it!
v-is-for-violet.blogspot.com

izzie said...

I have demure vix by essie on my nails. Love it!

Jody said...

My winter go to is Demure Vixen. Its the most perfect sheer lilac with hot pink shimmer you will ever see. It's perfectly neutral and feminine. I recently found another essie color, "butler please!" that I am OBSESSED with. I want to paint my front door this color. It's a bright blue with a purpley undertone that is just tops. You cannot beat it.

Mrs B said...

I feel like this color needs a sparkly jelly-heart ring on it! Very reminiscent of the Hard Candy polish we were in love with in Middle School.

Winter for me has been Nars Jungle Red!

Mary Glenn: Try Seche Vite!

Charlotte London said...

Such a beautiful colour, I currently have dark red on my nails, but am very drawn to this...

The London Project

trish said...

My two favourites , at the moment , are navy and chocolate brown .

Great winter colours.

Jasmine Johnson said...

Smokin' Hot from Essie - it's like a gray/brown/purple (sounds awful). I saw it on Pinterest and tried it out and totally love it.

And I second Seche Vite for a topcoat! It dries nails rock-hard and fast.

Catherine C. said...

I've been obsessed with Ciate pillow fight - a dirty lilac taupe shade. Prob my fav find this winter.

consumingbeauty.blogspot.com

dc said...

Burgundy toes and I never polish my fingernails as I work with my hands in the soil and my nails are atrocious.

Joanna said...

Essie Bahama Mama :)

702parkproject.com said...

My nails are navy right now. After we painted our home office navy, I was obsessed with the color! My usual winter go to though is OPI's Berlin There Done That. It's a gorgeous gray.

Kristie Goodyear said...

My nails are currently grey. I'm always a sucker for grey and browns. I love this color though! I may have to try it!

Joanna Goddard said...

ooh pillow fight is gorgeous—i love all the nail polish names. i met a woman once whose job it was to help come up with them. they're always so quirky.

Sara Turner said...

That colour looks great, my nails are coral right now... but about 30% chipped off because I've been out of nail polish remover for ages. (toes have a tiny bit of pink left on the big ones only... so sad)

When it Rains said...

LOVE a good Essie polish! My secret….get them at T.J.Maxx for half the price. Only select colors end up there but for some strange reason I always find one I want!

Cason
www.sitwithusblog.com

Geneviève said...

I tried this the other day, it didn't turn out as nice as on the picture but it's still a fun idea http://thebeautydepartment.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/6844737349_73361a061f_b1.jpg

Christi said...

Deborah Lippmann's A Glamorous Life. I splurged and am glad I did...a lovely rose gold!

marlene said...

Have you tried gel nails Joanna? I love them because the colors are so bright and long-lasting and you can keep your nails short. Mine are Tiger Blossom right now because we just got back from a trip to Anguilla (the Viceroy resort there is soooo amazing!). But that light blue is gorgeous. I might try a dark teal too. Thanks!

Simply Kiersten said...

My nails are painted in a color called "Teal the Cows Come Home" by O.P.I.

Pamela said...

I second Seche Vite as a topcoat. It is the best! Dries them quickly, makes polish last longer, and gives a good shine.

My nails are a bronzey color--Face's Indian Summer.

Joy Acoustics said...

Your nail trends posts are some of my favorites. Right now I have a navy blue polish on, just like the one you are mentioning in your PS because that's where my inspiration come from. And I've been wearing it since Christmas:
http://joyacoustics.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/nailed-it-blue-chrismas.html

Just know that you have a fan in Romania.

sinead o'carroll-browne said...

I usually wear only clear polish or dark navy / black but for some reason I love that colour. Love Essie polishes too, I think I may have to try it :)

Elissa said...

I Love Love LOVE Mint nailpolish... Right now its Butter's Fiver

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Brittany Fry @ The 26th of August said...

This is a very pretty shade. I just got a bottle of Essie Naughty Nautical and am over using it right now.

Donna said...

I have this color on right now! I love it, goes with everything and provides inspiration for spring.

You can see the color here - http://bit.ly/1fETAyn

xoDonna
www.soyouagree.com

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Suze R said...

I went the opposite and got a bright colour for all this snowy weather - Essie's "Cute as a button"..my favourite shade of coral!

Kathryn said...

I just started selling for a company called jamberry nails they are made of vinyl and wont chip or smudge and they're inexpensive. I'm not trying to advertise I just think you might like them. this is my website www.kathrynhays.jamberrynails.com

Carolyn Spencer said...

That is super pretty! I've been sticking to maroons and dark purples for winter but I decided to be brave and go for navy for my last mani. Let's just say it looks a lot better on Pintrest than on my finger. I think I'll go for a peachy tone for the next one!

Champagne Sunday said...

Since everything around me is grey, white, and brown, I like to punch it up with bright nails - red, chartreuse, royal blue. Essie does it the best.

Cheers!
www.champagnesundayliving.com

Kathleen Heffner said...

I find it hard to find the time to let them dry so they are natural right now, toe nails too!

abroadathome said...

ha! I am wearing this exact color (although a different brand). It's called powder blue and it's a Swiss brand so not readily available, but I love it! It feels very chic and a little spring-y. Trying to get myself in a warmer state of mind : )

Chloe Mullaney said...

Gorgeous! I always look to Cup Of Jo for new season nail polish inspiration. Essie's St Lucia Lilac is lovely too - it sits exactly between lilac and grey so is pretty for Spring as well as the colder months. I feel like I'm ready for some light and bright colours!

kate mcgill said...

i just gotta say, i have that EXACT color on right now! i bought it in the states before we left for Africa. and i love it! :) so fun.

Michelle Panting said...

I'm wearing Sand Tropez right now. It's a great neutral, but also a little reminder that warmer days are soon to come.

http://www.fullbellywornsoles.com

Kate Uhry said...

Shearling darling (Essie) a deep burgundy. I also like navy, I tend to wear darker colors in winter which complement my pale skin, and paler colors in the summer, though my go-to every day love affair is always Essie Geranium! It's by far the most classic been wearing that one for about ten years now. I always love your nail color posts!

violahogg said...

I'm not usually a big Valentine's Day fan, but all this month I've been wearing girly pink or red nail polish colors. I recently removed OPI's "New Year's Redsolution" and replaced it with Essie's "Bachelorette Bash". Something about the latter's fun dark pink color adds a little extra spring to my step and I've been purposely wearing dark and neutral colors to work to make my nails stick out even more.

Genloftrichin said...

I know this is totally off the topic of cute polish but where did the blog links go ... I really enjoyed your list!

Cindy Lyon said...

Pretty color! At the moment my nails are bare but I will be doing pink with red hearts over the weekend. :)

Raquel Clubwala said...

Essie's Power Clutch! An amazing shade of dark gray!

Celine said...

I put Essie's Clambake this afternoon, a homage to my friend who is getting married tomorrow (she picked grey and orange as her wedding colours) - I previously stated here that I could not find Essie here in France, so here is the update: we DO have them !
I was really surprised on how easy and quick it was to paint my nails with this Essie shade ! I usually use Chanel Dragon and Rouge Noir in winter - which, in my view, are really classy and chic, on top of being super resistant to schocks (I usually do the washing up with painted nails and no gloves !).

glenda said...

I have a gel nailpolish that is "mood". It's dark blue when it's cold and if I put it under warm water it turns light blue/grey. Love it!

Nadia Ivanova said...

Too too hot (by Essie too, of course)

It is a tad too summery for the grey winter I am experiencing while travelling between Vienna, London and Amsterdam but it cheers me up!

Iris P. said...

Gorgeous color!!!

byk8154 said...

Love that? You should check out the new Essie collection. There is a light blue that's called "find me an oasis"

I'm currently wearing their other new color called "cocktails and coconuts" which is a nude with gold glitter on top.

Maggie Adofo said...

That color looks absolutely gorgeous! Too bad I had to ban myself from buying anymore till the end of the year.

xo
Maggie A
LOVEMAVIN/YOUTUBE || LOVEMAVIN/BLOG

Michelle Lee said...

great polish!


www.pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

May Argentum said...

That's such a beautiful color! I mostly have French nails in winter.

xoxo,
May
www.mayargentum.co.vu

petite gourmand said...

Sand Tropaz Essie. for fingers
and Little Brown Dress for toes.

Jennifer Wubbels said...

cocktail bling is one of my all time favorites. :) I just tried Essie's 2014 resort collection too, and I love all of those colors.

Heather said...

I'm wearing radiant orchid on my hands and feet and am kind of obsessed.

mollify said...

RGB's Tropic, a deep dark green with Dior gel coat on top - can't get enough!

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