My Nail Polish Winter Faves 2017
Winter is here. A bittersweet season for me, I mean there’s that cold cold weather, snow shovelling, and visionless blizzards but then there’s Christmas haha! Like every season, I have my go-to shades that I just can’t get enough of. This year my faves are…*cough* *cough*…drumroll please….
- Sally Hansen ‘insta-dri’ in Garnet – A deep burgundy maroon creme
- Colors by Llarowe in O Canada – A red linear holo (perfectttttt for Christmas)
- Colors by Llarowe in Falsetto Child – A deep navy blue holo
- OPI in ‘I’m in the Moon for Love’ – A purple creme with fine purple glitters
- Different Dimension in Cat’s Eye Nebula – A jelly polish with microflakies and glitter holo
- Sally Hansen ‘Hard as Nails’ in Tough Taupe – A Nude toned creme
I tend to favour deeper, darker, more purple/mauve shades for the season and of course holos! I can’t get enough glitter in the winter, especially for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Along with the colder weather, comes brittle nails. Ughhh. I find that I have to do my full nail care routine a lot more often in the winter months. Usually, I do my full nail care routine every week or two but at this time of the year, it’s feeling more like every few days. When my nail get brittle they just snap off like nothing. Girllllll LOL!
So cuticle oils are my ride-or-die BFF’s for real, for real. Right now I’m using this awesome cuticle oil by Native War Paints and it is just cutting through the brittleness like no other. The other product I use is Vaseline. I know people have some reservations on this one because of the petroleum but I am living for Vaseline girl. Keeps my cuticles smiling. I always make sure to buff the ridges on my nails so I always have a smooth surface and I find the my nails don’t break off as easily.
*Pro tip: Always, file your nails in one direction. No more back and forth to shape the nail. Doing this will ensure you don’t have tiny micro tears that will lead to nicks in the nail which will eventually break the nail.
My question to you is: What are some of you winter faves for 2017?