Favourite Winter Nail Polish – TheWinterProject

A new series has started! It is called TheWinterProject, and from today, every Tuesday until Christmas there will be a post put up related to the theme.

This week is the first week and it is all about my favourite winter nail polishes!

I decided to do this a little differently, as I know a lot of people will be posting exact polishes and names, I decided to not give any names out of the ones I have chosen. (Although you can ask me if you really want the colour of a specific one.)

The reason for this is that there are so many different brands of nail polish, and so many shades, with colours being discontinued and brought out all the time – chances are in a year or so’s time I will still be loving these sorts of colours for next winter, but some of them may be no longer available, so the point of this post for me is to show you the sorts of colours/shades I love for this time of year, rather than specific shades themselves.

I hope that makes sense!

So onto the shades.

First up we have a classic Pillarbox (Santa) red. No shimmer. Solid red. You really can’t go wrong.

Sally Hansen Red

Then we have a lovely dark deep red shade, with no shimmer. A lovely variation to a classic red.

China Glaze

I love these sorts of deep shades for the cooler months, and I also love the ones with a little shimmer through them also as it gives a lovely finish as the light reflects off of the shimmer.

Sally HansenTo move away from the reds but keep with the deep and shimmery shades I love darker purpley colours like this one. Purpley shades can be a great variation to the reds, but can still look as classic.


If you are more of a pink lover, but don’t always want to use very bright baby/bubblegum shades for the winter time, I love using shades like these instead. This is a perfect sort of shade if you don’t want anything as bright as the reds, but still want a good solid colour on your nails.

Sally Hansen

Next up I am really into these musky/muted pinkish brown shades. I find these a favourite more through Autumn/Fall than Winter as such, but still a favourite so have included them here.

ElfThe last colour I want to show you is possibly not the first one that would have sprung to mind, but is a definite favourite of mine, espescially the deeper shades through the cooler months. Blue! I find blue is such a fun colour for nails, and some of the deeper shades you can get are just beautiful for this time of year.


So those are my favourite shades/colours for this time of year!

If you do want to know the name of any of the colours specifically then tell me in the comments and I will let you know!

What are your favourite shades for this time of year? Let me know!

 Kammi Signature


  1. Serena Davina

    November 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Love the colour of the essie one and the pain pots one, very festive. Great post.

    1. Kammitted

      November 12, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you 🙂 There are so many lovely shades to choose from!

  2. katie

    November 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Never tried Elf or Essie nail polishes but always wanted to!
    that one with the bow on is cute
    great set of polishes x

    1. Kammitted

      November 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      They are great! Though the Sally Hansen ones are my favourite! 🙂 x

  3. Hannah

    November 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Some lovely shades in here. Especially the Ciate one 😉

    Hannah xxx

    1. Kammitted

      November 12, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Thanks! It’s a really lovely purple shade, but nothing too bright! 😀 x

  4. clare

    November 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Lovely post hunny. I’m still loving my bright nails especially my pinks may have to switch them up for some darker colours 🙁 mines at http://www.onestopsavvy.co.uk
    Clare xoxox

    1. Kammitted

      November 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks! You don’t have to switch to darker colours if you don’t want to! If you like your brights then stick with your brights! 😀 x

  5. carly

    November 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I really need to try some of that line of sally hansen polishes! I can’t believe I never have! Is the last one you posted mesmerized by essie? So pretty! I’m with you on the deep berry/red shades. I also really like lady muck by butter london for this time of the year 🙂

    carly; sundays grace blog

    1. Kammitted

      November 12, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      You should! They are one of my very favourite nail polish brands! It is indeed mesmerized! Well spotted! 😀 Oooh I have never tried any of the butter london ones! Are they good too? xx

  6. Shalunya

    November 13, 2013 at 5:36 am

    I love these selections. Great choices. Thanks for sharing with us. (◕‿◕✿)

    1. Kammitted

      November 13, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I am glad you liked it! X

  7. Kellie Jo

    November 13, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Fab post lovely! In love with that Essie colour 🙂 x

    1. Kammitted

      November 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks! Its a gorgeous shade isn’t it 🙂 x

  8. Rochelle & Natasha

    November 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Great first Winter project post. Brilliant choice of shades. You can’t go wrong with a classic red, quite agree. But our favourite has to be the blue shade! We’ve gone for a black polish today as we’re freezing! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Look forward to reading your next post of this series next week.

    x Roch & Tash x

    1. Kammitted

      November 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Black is an awesome choice too! I am loving blue nail polish at the moment, hence needing to include it in this post! X

  9. Rachael

    November 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I love all of your nail polish picks, they are so perfect for this time of year! I love the Sally Hansen red and Essie blue..! I really want to get my hands on an electric blue shade, I think it would look lovely with a glitter top coat for Christmas 🙂 xx

    Rachael | overdosedemaquillage.blogspot.com ♥

    1. Kammitted

      November 16, 2013 at 12:15 am

      Thank you, I am glad you like them! If you want a really bright electric blue then Barry M have a gelly one in an amazing colour! Keep an eye out for it! 🙂

  10. Laura

    November 14, 2013 at 10:38 am

    All the nail polishes where gorgeous 🙂 Great choices!

    1. Kammitted

      November 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Thank you! I am glad you liked the ones I chose! 🙂 xx

  11. Ebony Jay

    November 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    The blue is a really nice color! (: For my first post of this series I only did one polish and it was a red (:

    1. Kammitted

      November 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      A lot of people chose reds which I obviously did too! Cannot go wrong with a classic red! Loving some of the stranger colours for the season though, like the blue! 😀 xx

  12. Brittany

    November 15, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Great post, Thanks for sharing!:)

    Hugs, Brittany, xx


    1. Kammitted

      November 16, 2013 at 12:15 am

      Thank you, glad you liked it! 😀 x

  13. catrine

    November 18, 2013 at 9:25 am

    loving ur picks! im all over berry shades too this time of year! xxx

    1. Kammitted

      November 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      They are gorgeous aren’t they! Such an easy colour to wear 🙂 x

  14. Kay

    November 26, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Great collection, love painting my nails in the winter months. What’s the name of the blue Essie one?

    1. Kammitted

      November 26, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      Same! I have been doing it a lot more recently as opposed to in the summer months. The blue one is “Mesmerized” 🙂

  15. Ana Pereira

    November 26, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I love the colours *-*

    1. Kammitted

      November 26, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      The colours are beautiful all through Autumn and Winter aren’t they 🙂

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