25 November 2013

Top Ten Autumn/Winter Nail Colours: Essie, Armani, Sally Hansen, Rimmel, Urban Decay

Top Autumn/Winter Nail Colours



I've shared my autumn/winter beauty favourites in this video, but these lovely lacquers deserve a closer look. From murky muted hues to modern neutrals, deep, dark jewel tones and the entire Essie AW13 collection, here's what I'm favouring on my fingertips this weather. 



Best Autumn/Winter Nail Colours Swatches
1) Kate Moss for Rimmel Salon Pro in Punk Rock; 2) Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Greige, 3) Urban Decay Vice, 4) Essie Twin Sweater Set, 5) Essie After School Boy Blazer, 6) Essie For The Twill Of It 7) Essie Vested Interest, 8) Essie The Lace Is On, 9) Essie Cashmere Bathrobe, 10) Armani Taupe Greige 


ONE After School Boy Blazer is possibly my favourite of the six Essie shades: this glossy, blackened navy is a shade shifter, appearing more or less blue depending on the light. 

TWO A sophisticated grey shot through with unexpected sparkle, Cashmere Bathrobe is the first colour that caught my eye from this collection. It's a rare glitter that manages to come off chic, but this one does so with aplomb. 


Essie Twin Sweater Set with Cashmere Bathrobe
Essie Twin Sweater Set with Cashmere Bathrobe (accent nail)


THREE Twin Sweater Set is a cool leaning, slightly darkened red that makes me feel more glamorous and put together when I wear it. A great staple to have in your collection. 

FOUR I'm wearing Vested Interest*  as I write -  this mossy greyed out green is underwhelming in the bottle, but really rather lovely on the nails. 

FIVE For the Twill of It is a gorgeous metallic duochrome that's by turns a heathery purple, olive green or steely grey.  


Essie For The Twill Of It Swatches
Essie For The Twill Of It


SIX The vibrant magenta shimmer of The Lace is On says just one thing: it's PARTY TIME! Like all the colours in this line, the formula is brilliant - they're all €9.99 and you'll find 'em in Boots or other chemists. 

SEVEN Moving away from Essie, Taupe Greige from Armani's new nail polish line is incredibly expensive at €24 but the formula is second-to-none; it dries quickly to a high shine, gel effect finish that's every bit as good as a professional job. Plus, the shade is delicious. 


Armani Nail polish Taupe Greige swatch
Armani Taupe Greige 


EIGHT In a similar colour family but more cool toned, Sally Hansen's Greige, €8.95, is another very modern feeling neutral that magically pairs well with everything, making it very easy to wear. Like the rest of the range, the formula is fab with the wide brush making it very easy to apply. 

NINE At just €6.95 and with a wide selection of on-trend shades, the Kate Moss for Rimmel Salon Pro polishes represent fabulous value for money. I am in love with this one, Punk Rock, which is the perfect moody, murky purple/grey.  See it in action here. 

TEN I've shown you Urban Decay's Vice before so I won't go on except to say: LOVE. 

What do you think, anything catching your eye? 

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Loving the grey! Great picks, I need to update my nail polish collection, drastically! x

Laura Hyatt said...

I love the cashmere bathrobe. I never think to do green but it's so pretty x
Heroine In Heels

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Gorgeous colours, I quite like Essie - For the Twill of it, stunning colour!! Looks so lovely. I like how it changes as you move and the light hits it. Perfect!! Fab post doll. Happy Monday xx

Adele said...

I love the grey shade & the Essie red looks almost an identical colour to Rouge Rubis.
Have a fabulous week Emma xoxo
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What fun neutral colors! I love the versatility of the Sally Hansen shade!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Makeup Monster said...

All very pretty shades, that Essie is lovely!

Avril Joanne said...

Love all of these! The Giorgio Armani shade is so lovely!

Karen Constantine said...

Great minds! I pulled out my favourite 10 polishes for this season last night, loving your picks lady :)

Kim Alston said...

those are some really pretty colors! i'm loving the taupe. i need that in my collection. great neutral.
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Such pretty nail colors! That Armani Taupe Greige is so chic and elegant!

Rowena @ rolala loves

yummychunklet said...

Great polish colors!

Laura said...

Love the Armani taupe, it's gorgeous! :) xo

Ale said...

Perfect picks for autumn and winter! my faves are 10 and 7 :)

Anonymous said...

Some really gorgeous colours there, I really like the Armani.

Emma said...

Love all of your choices Emma! Particularly digging that Armani one! My current favourite is Essie Velvet Voyeur, a deep blackened red.

Emma x

Emma said...

Love all of your choices Emma! Particularly digging that Armani one! My current favourite is Essie Velvet Voyeur, a deep blackened red.

Emma x

mysteppingstonemedia said...

I purchased the Kate Moss for Rimmel Salon Pro in Punk Rock today based on this post - I hope that I like it on as much as I like it in the Bottle - now I have to get my hands into decent shape before I paint my nails!

Emma Henderson said...

Hope you love it as much as I do!

ivette said...

I love nail polish..I change the color of my nails and toe nails almost every day... I'm more drawn into the darker shades..black, silver, burgundy, purple...but I do enjoy a juicy red as well...cool colors!

Stephanie Barry said...

*Adds vested interest to shopping list immediately* :)

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Nurse Fancy Pants said...

Love the Armani! That's a stunning grey.

Johanna said...

I love the taupe. It's such a great neutral. Good picks!

little t said...

Nail polish posts are my favourite! I want UD Vice in my life.

Yvonne Magner said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I'm obsessed with Essie and cashmere bathrobe will be mine. Can't wait for the Encrusted Treasures collection to come out, they're amazing...have you seen any sign of them yet Emma?