Winter Blues...

Forget your deep red and your dark berry tones, it's all about blue nails in every shade right now. It's a colour I reach for the most when painting my nails - all year round actually, but it works a treat at this time of year for adding a pop of colour to those dreary days.

My collection of blue nail polishes is extensive and my most loved colour to wear on my nails, and here are my top picks for the best of the winter blues...

l-r: Rimmel 60 Seconds in 'Aye Aye Sailor'
Kiko Nail Lacquer in 'Ultramarine Blue'
Barry M Gelly in 'Damson'
Barry M Gelly in 'Blueberry'
Barry M Gelly in 'Elderberry'
Barry M Nail Paint in 'Blue Moon'

There's a little something here for every occasion, whether you want to vamp it up for a night out and go with Rimmel's dark navy in 'Aye Aye Sailor', which is the perfect alternative to a dark berry shade. For more of a party colour, maybe the Kiko one in 'Ultramarine Blue' would be a good fit as it has a hint of sparkle and is the prettiest sapphire blue shade that looks so magical! 
Barry M seem to have one of the best collections of beautiful blue nail paints (Essie and Topshop, you're both winners too!) and I am in love with each of their Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints pictured above! 'Damson' is a vibrant electric blue that would look fantastic paired with an all-black outfit, whilst 'Blueberry' is a little bit softer and more of a turquoise-green toned shade - perfect for making the transition into early spring and the arrival of the pastels! 
And last but by no means least are my favourites of them all, from Barry M's original Nail Paint line, is the shade 'Blue Moon'. This one works well for day and night and can be worn all year round without fail. In certain lights, it has a light pink shimmer to it which is so pretty and something I cannot get enough of! Back to the Gelly Hi-Shine range is the gorgeous 'Elderberry' which is a soft grey-toned blue, which looks super sophisticated and a perfect alternative to a neutral nude nail.

What are your favourite nail shades for this time of year? Let me know in the comments!

Always, Alice x

21 comments :

  1. Wow that Damson is such a unique shade. I love it!

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it! So bright and cheerful x

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  2. Elderberry is a gorgeous shade! I love the Gelly Hi-Shine paints :) All these shades are fab for winter! x

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    1. They're such good quality aren't they! Glad you like my choices :) x

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  3. i love the first on the right :)

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  4. I love Barry Ms gel polishes :)

    I really love greys or taupes!

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    1. Same, they're such great quality aren't they! I've got a growing collection of greys and taupes too haha x

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  5. Blue Moon was one of the first ever BarryM varnishes in my collection, and it's definitely a shade I reach for if I'm having a little bit of a down day. Haven't tried any of the gelly nail polishes yet (brief...-ish stress nail-biting lapse) but the shades here look so lovely.

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    1. Awh that's lovely! It's such a pretty shade to wear isn't it :) You should buy yourself a new gel one as an incentive to stop biting your nails ha that's what stopped me x

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  6. Love the kiko polish! Beautiful post :) just followed!

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  7. i love blue nail polishes, the gelly hi-shine colours look SO pretty! x

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    1. They bring a bit of colour to any outfit, I love them! x

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  8. I never think to try blue polishes, but I'm really liking these for spring, especially the lighter shades!
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    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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    1. The lighter ones are so pretty, a perfect colour transition to spring :) x

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  9. These are some really stunning shades, I like the Blue Moon shade


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  10. Oooh I love the Kiko one! Such a gorgeous colour! x

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    1. So pretty isn't it! Kiko have a great selection x

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  11. Love your photography on this post!
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