Winter 2015 Must Have Polishes

Winter 2015 Must Have PolishesOh my goodness y’all, it’s the first day of winter. This is bad news because that means it’s going to start getting cold. And there might even be snow (I do NOT like snow). But the winter solstice is always good news because today is the shortest day of the year and I, for one, am tired it getting dark so early. I’m looking forward to the days getting longer over the coming months.

The polishes for Winter 2015 are fun! And even a bit unexpected. I’m really excited about the current trends in the nail polish and even fashion world. Well, expect for the 2015 Pantone color of the year. BUT I will address that a bit later.

Under the jump you will find the 5 must have colors for your nails this winter season along with multiple polish recommendations for each color.

Make sure to leave a comment and let me know what you will be wearing on your nails this winter and also what you think about the 2015 Pantone color of the year.


Essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low1. Platinum Foil: This polish color is showing up in collections from wet n wild to nails inc. I love this because it’s a bit flashy yet not too in your face. This is an easy color to pull off and it goes with EVERYTHING. A color like this will also help brighten up an otherwise drab colored outfit. Some of my favorite platinum foil polishes include Essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low, Pixi Nude Dazzle, nails inc Kings Road and wet n wild Going Platinum.

revlon-colorstay-vintage-rose2. Marsala: Sigh. This is the 2015 Pantone color of the year and I just don’t like it very much. It’s very 90’s. I lived through the 90’s and well, for the most part, I’d like to leave those trends in their respective decade. But alas! Marsala is VERY on trend for winter 2015. My favorite polish in this category is Revlon Vintage Rose; it has a lovely creme finish that’s easy to wear. If you want something with a little shimmer OPI I Knead Sour-Dough will do the trick.

Barielle Midnight in Paris3. Violet: I know the nail polish world loves to call this color blurple but seriously, it’s violet people! Blue based purple add a splash of color to an otherwise neutral color palette for winter 2015. What’s nice about this shade is it comes in a variety of finishes. For a creme finish I adore OPI Do You Have This Color in Stock-holm. Barielle Midnight in Paris is my favorite metallic finish in this color.

China Glaze Meet Me Under The Stars4. Shades of Grey: Thanks to the movie gray is a huge trend right now. OPI did a collection based on the movie that is to be released January 6th and the color is apparent in other holiday and winter collections. The great thing about this is it’s not one particular shade of gray that is on trend. You can go with light gray, like Barielle My City Apartment, or a deep sparkly gray like China Glaze Meet Me Under the Stars.

OPI Snow Globetrotter5. Iridescent Glitter Top Coat: Ok, technically NOT a nail polish color. But, iridescent glitter is a huge trend right now. This is a great glitter to use if you’re not entirely comfortable with a full blow glitter but still want some sparkle. Often, iridescent glitter is paired with matte black or white glitter which makes it incredibly wearable. Plus, glitter top coats can transform polishes already in your collection. My current favorite iridescent glitter top coat is OPI Snow Globetrotter. OPI Comet in the Sky, wet n wild Jewelry Heist and Sally Hansen MeteorLight (I haven’t done a review on this polish yet but I’ve been wearing it this fits perfectly in this category).


  1. I agree with you on Marsala, even though I did see one polish matted that I liked. Overall though, a big yawn! Maybe for winter and fall, but I can’t see it being used much in spring or summer – my two favorite nail polish seasons. I also like platinum foil or metallic, usually to add a sparse glitter over.

  2. Luv your choice of deep violet for winter! I’m wearing Butter London’s “Dust Up” right now, just 2 coats on its own, even though it’s marketed as a glitter topcoat. It’s a fairly chunky/sandy glitter, but I find it very wearable because the combo of pale gold and copper sort of reads as a neutral. As for Pantone’s “marsala,” a big thumbs down! Medium brownish wine just seems like a thoroughly uninspired color choice in general, and as a nail polish shade it looks almost as horrendously dated as it’s close cousin mauve. So funny that you found a Revlon marsala polish, because as soon as I read about marsala I thought “looks like some old Revlon nail polish shade,” lol. Good ol’ Revlon does have a nice formula though, and my first polishes waaay back when were all Revlons!

    1. That Revlon polish was such an odd purchase for me! I don’t even know what I was thinking. I never loved that polish but I could deal for a day or two. Definitely not a color I want as a trend.

      I’ll have to check out that BL…it sounds GORGEOUS.

  3. When I first saw Marsala it made me think “grandma”. Not the look I am going for. Not a fan. (and I am a Grandma and it made me think of MY grandma) haha

  4. I for one don’t mind Marsala. It’s been a while since we’ve had a Pantone of the year that can be used for a lipstick. Orchid (2014) was stretching it for me, and emerald (2013) was definitely out. Tangerine (2012) was working for some, but not me. Finally Marsala, a color I can use. It’ll be nice with creamy off-whites and woodsy greens.

    Everyone sounds so down about Marsala, at least it’s not yellow! 🙂

    1. I’d totally be down for yellow.

      Marsala is very 90s to me. Idk. Just not my cup of tea. But I’m glad some people like it! (Tangerine Tango is STILL my favorite Pantone color of the year ever. I love my orange lipstick!)

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