Winter is right around the corner. It’s almost time for Christmas and for a lot of us, snow and cold weather. Make sure you are stocked up with the perfect nail polish colors to fit the mood of the season. This winter the nail trend is all about festive reds, greens, golds, blues and multicolored glitter. Here are some the top rated must have nail polish colors for the Winter 2010 season.
China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses is a sparkly and festive green glitter in a green colored base. It’s perfect for those who love glitter and the color green which are both a popular trend this winter. You can find this color in China Glaze’s Tis the Season to be Naughty and Nice 2010 collection.
China Glaze Jolly Holly is a luxurious deep shimmery pine green color that is perfect for the winter. The formula of this nail polish is also amazing. You can be good to go in just one coat. It is a must have if you like the color.
Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is a stunning emerald green shot through with tons of blue and green shimmer. It’s absolutely dazzling. It is from Orly’s Tis’ the Season holiday collection.
Color Club Magic Elf is another very pretty green for the winter season. Magic Elf a greenish gold metallic color infused with glass fleck glitters. It is available in the Color Club Enchanted Holiday mini set. You may have to purchase the whole set of mini polishes to get your hands on this color, but it is so pretty, it’s quite possibly worth it.
China Glaze Little Drummer Boy is another polish from China Glaze’s Tis the Season to be Naughty and Nice Holiday 2010 collection. If you’re a fan of blue it is a must have in my opinion. Little Drummer Boy is a deep blue base infused with light blue shimmer.
China Glaze Frostbite is an absolutely stunning shade of shocking blue. It is part of China Glaze’s core collection which you can buy year round but I had to include it in the best colors for winter. Frostbite is not for the meek. It’s an eye catching bright blue that absolutely glows with it’s own inner light. This polish looks great on just about anyone but especially suits those with pale skin.
Orly Royal Navy is another popular nail polish color for winter 2010. You can find your typical navy blue creme in just about every line of nail polish. Instead, I want to talk about a unique navy blue that you must get your hands on. Orly’s Royal Navy is not your grandma’s navy blue. Instead of a deep monotone navy blue, Orly’s Royal Navy is a bright navy color with the tiniest hint of green shimmery glitter. It’s bright and fun, but at the same time, it’s navy.
Revlon Powder Puff is probably one of the most unique shades of white nail polish I’ve ever come across. It’s not your average pearly or flat white. It is a lovely white shade with a very subtle blue glimmer that can only be seen when the lighting is right. Not only that, but it dries to a lovely suede finish. Powder Puff is gorgeous on it’s own but is also very pretty topped with glittery colors. My favorite combination is Revlon Powder Puff topped with Confetti Ice Ice Baby. The combination looks like a winter wonderland on your nails.
OPI Alpine Snow When most people think of winter, one of the first things that comes to mind is snow. What better way to celebrate the winter than with a snow colored manicure! White is a tricky color though. Rarely is there a white nail polish where the formula is smooth enough to be worn on it’s own. OPI’s Alpine Snow is the solution to that problem. White looks great topped with other colors or glitters, but if you want to wear it on it’s own, your best bet would be to pick up Alpine Snow.
Orly Winter Wonderland is not exactly white, but the effect it gives leaves you with a shimmery almost white dazzling finish. It is a light silver base with an iridescence white shimmer. This color can be worn on it’s own for a sheer snowy look or layered over other colors to add a touch of iciness.
OPI Ali’s Big Break is from OPI’s Burlesque Collection based on the movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. This is a limited edition collection that is selling out fast and furiously everywhere, so if you want this color, it would be wise to get it now. This is one of the prettiest reds I have seen in a long time. It’s a beautiful cool toned glowing red with subtle gold glass fleck glitter. It’s a very flattering color for cool toned skin and a must have red for the winter. Don’t let the muted color in the pictures fool you. It’s stunning in real life, but hard to capture in photos.
China Glaze Phat Santa is another from China Glaze’s Tis the Season to be Naughty and Nice collection. Can you tell that I adore this collection? Well this color is no exception. It’s a deep red cream that applies like a dream and dries to a very shiny finish. There’s no sparkle in this one so if you’re not a fan of the glitters and shimmers, this is the perfect winter red for you.
China Glaze Mrs. Claus is a red glitter polish. It’s best used on top of another red. On it’s own it’s very sheer and blotchy but throw it on top of another red and you get a beautiful ruby slipper effect. A must have for glitter lovers. If you can’t find this one, check out Color Club’s Art of Seduction which is almost an exact dupe.
China Glaze Mommy Kissing Santa is yet another red from China Glaze’s winter collection. This one is a deep metallic shimmery red with lots of depth. It’s very glowy with a smooth application that is easy to work with. It is so mesmerizing to look at and, in my opinion, the best red in this collection.
Orly Candy Cane Lane is a bright, knock your socks off red cream. It’s another shimmer and glitter free red that dries to a shiny finish. Think of a candied apple. It’s a delicious color and a perfect stocking stuffer.
Orly Rockin’ Rocket is another must have this winter season. It’s more of a burgundy than a true red but I had to mention it. If you’re into deeper darker reds, this one is for you. It’s a lovely berry burgundy color with a subtle overlay of golden shimmer that flashes in the right light. For some reason it really reminds me of Christmas.
OPI Rising Star is another gorgeous color from OPI’s Burlesque collection. It’s a rich, warm, metallic shimmery gold that looks amazing on warm toned skin. It’s a very deep gold that is almost bronze. The formula is nice, it’s not streaky and dries to a lovely foil finish.
Sephora by OPI It Looks Like Rain, Dear is a beautiful golden glitter that is an absolute must have if you love gold and love glitter. It’s a mixture of fine and chunky glitter and iridescent flakes in an opaque base that twinkles on your fingertips.
China Glaze Midnight Kiss is the last noteworthy color from the Tis the Season to be Naughty and Nice collection. It’s another shimmery metallic gold. It’s fairly similar to OPI Rising Star but it’s much softer with a more yellowish gold finish. It’s a very pretty color for those who can’t pull off deep darker golds.
OPI Sparkle-icious is one of the most popular colors from OPI’s Burlesque collection. It’s not hard to see why. It’s a beautiful multicolored glitter that looks amazing on it’s own with 3 coats and is also great layered on top of other colors. Sparkle-icious is a mix of glitters including gold, blue and fuchsia in a clear base.
China Glaze Party Hearty is another great multicolored glitter for the winter season. It’s a festive mix of red and green glitter that would be perfect for your Christmas day manicure.
This winter there seems to be an abundance of new colors to choose from. This is only a small list of what is available for your nail painting pleasure this Winter. Look around and see what other amazing winter colors you can acquire.