Goodbye Winter: Nail Polish Picks
Spring is finally coming to Canada, so the weather is changing and snow is melting. Although I love spring and summer weather, I’m not a big fan of typical spring nail polish, which tends to be brighter and more colourful. Since “winter” nail polish leans more towards the greys, reds, and darker greens and blues, I find that those match my skin tone better. Anywho, before we say goodbye to winter for good, I’d like to show you guys my nail polish favorites for the colder months (which can definitely be worn during spring and summer, by all means).
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in RUBY DO (C$7.97): Sally Hansen was probably the first nail polish brand I purchased from when I was younger. After trying a few of their lines, I think the Complete Salon Manicure line is my favorite. Ruby Do is a deep purple with a touch of burgundy. It needs two coats for full opaque coverage, but once you’ve got it on with a good base and top coat, this polish can last me for at least 5 days without chipping.
Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel in CONDENSED MILK (C$4.99): This is an almost-white colour that leans a little bit pink. This polish certainly doesn’t last as long as gel manicures do, but for the lower price tag, this Wet n Wild polish surprised me by lasting at least 4 days without chipping.
Formula X Nail Color in Gravity (C$13): A dark mossy green colour. Green doesn’t look good against my yellow skin tone unless it’s a very dark green that leans more grey than yellow. This is exactly that. Not only is the colour perfect for me, but the formula is without a doubt better than all the drugstore polishes that I’ve tried. This lasted on my nails for a solid week before it started chipping.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in GREY-T ESCAPE (C$7.97): This is a very interesting colour. It is a neutral muted pink with grey undertones in it. In some lighting, you see a little bit of purple, and in others, the pink disapears and only the grey remains. Although I’m sure you can wear Grey-T Escape all year around, I find that when I get tanned in the summer, it clashes with my skin. However, if you have pale skin, this will look fantastic on you no matter what season you wear it in.
That wraps it up! It’s soon time to say goodbye to these winter nail polish picks and bring out the pastels (But..it’s 10 degrees outside, and I’m still wearing my hoodie and sweatpants because it’s freezing in my house hehe).
What are your favorite polishes from last season that you’ll be putting away? Or are there any that you’ll be bringing into the warmer months?