The main nail trends for winter 2014:
The vampy look
Berries, plums, deep reds and burgundys are always fashionable during winter, and this year is no different. Play around with different shades to find the one you love the most. The good news is that berry colours generally suit all complexions.
Try: Revlon Nail Enamel in 660 Divine.
Textured nail polishes
Textured nail polishes – such as those with glitter, a crackle or furry effect, and nail caviar – add a playful element to your look and can really brighten up an outfit. They’re especially good for a night out!
Try: Tip Top Confetti Glitter or Tip Top Sprinkle Beads.
Metallic greys, silvers, bronzes, blues, greens and purples are perfect for winter as they complement winter fashion colours like grey, charcoal, navy and black.
Try: Mavala Metropolitan Collection.
If you’re going for a dark colour, keep your nails short. Deep colours on long nails can look a bit overdone.
Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. She previously worked as a junior beauty editor, and is currently the content editor of online beauty magazine BeautySouthAfrica.com. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm.