Monday, 6 January 2014

Blackened Winter Polishes

(L-R: Maybelline Color Show in Blackout, Essie in Sole Mate, Model's Own in Deep Purple and Nails Inc in Motcomb Street

Dark off-black colours are perfect for giving your nails a more Gothic look in the colder months. Here are some of my tops picks for darker nails.

1. Maybelline Color Show in Blackout - £2.99: No nail polish collection is complete without a true black nail polish. Whatever time of year it is, I like to wear black on my nails. Blackout has a gel base formula giving a high shine finish which lasts, and only needs 1-2 coats.

2. Essie in Sole Mate - £7.99:  This rich plum colour is a perfect take on a winter red. It leaves your nails looking shiny and glamorous, and only needs 1 to 2 coats. The dark burgundy colour has a wintery feel for these colder months.

3. Model's Own in Deep Purple - £5: This two-toned polish is from the Model's Own Beetlejuice collection which was inspired by the wings on a beetle. Deep purple is a mix of purple and green hues which changes in the light, with a subtle shimmer running through it. 

4. Nails Inc in Motcomb Street - £11: Although this polish may look like a muted black, if you look closely it's actually a dark navy blue. It's a very unique colour and only really needs one coat for an opaque look. The formula gives a high shine and is very lasting. 

Which polishes are your favourites for a winter look?



  1. The Essie colour is so gorgeous! I have a similar Leighton Denny one I really love.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

  2. All of these look beautiful - I'm a big fan of darks nails!
    A couple of my favourites are Nails Inc Victoria and China Glaze Smoke & Ashes. x

  3. I love dark nail varnish and that essie one is gorgeous!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

  4. Black nail polish is my favourite xx

  5. I love the Essie and Nails Inc, them colours are gorgeous!
    Charlotte xxx

  6. Love this post, the colours are beautiful! i love just off black nails! :)x


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