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Check out S+T’s Winter series. We kick this off with NAILS!

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
May 20th, 2014

Winter is chasing us down Show and Tellers, and it’s breathing down our necks harder than a creepy, stinky guy on a crowded, peak-hour train.

As the temperatures drop, “Slip, Slop, Slap” is fading further into the distance and it’s time to embrace a new mantra – “Zip, Shop, Crap” as in, Zip up your coats, Shop for your winter essentials and deal with the Crap weather.

So to get you through the darker, colder months ahead, we’re bringing you our S+T Winter Series. We’ll be bringing you our favourite things to get you through the freeze in style – beauty, fashion, and the little indulgences that can only be truly enjoyed when it’s too cold to go outside. If that conjures images of smashing some hot, cheesy mashed potato under a blanket while watching a chick flick and guzzling a big, ballsy bottle of red, then you’re on the right track.

We reckon you’ll love it so much that by the time Spring rolls around, you’ll be wishing Winter would stick around a little longer*.

*Actually, you probably won’t. You’ll probably be frothing for some sunshine. Sorry.

The first topic we are tackling in our S+T Winter series are NAILS.

‘Tis the season for vampy nails. Inky, sexy, dark polish always looks great, but never more so than when the temperature drops. In the same way that brights and neons seem to encapsulate summer in a fingertip, deep burgundy, navy and black scream winter chic.

Wear them how you want but in my humble opinion, nicely manicured, short and slightly rounded is the way to go. Super long talons have potential to look a little outdated and witchy.

The one drawback to dark nails is chipped polish, which can take you from Courtney Cox to Courtney Love in a heartbeat. Shellac or any UV-cured gel polish is your best bet for longevity but if that’s not an option, be as diligent as you can in keeping your polish chip-free.

For an at-home polish use a base coat, two thin coats of colour, a top coat and for the love of God, use gloves when washing the dishes. No biting, picking or peeling allowed!

Here are our Top Ten faves……

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1. Chanel – Rouge Noir,  2. Bourjois – Bleu Asphalte,  

3. Butter London – Stag Do,   4. Zoya – Claudine,

5. L’oreal Color Riche – Divine Indigo,  6. Sinful Colors – Black on Black,

7. Sally Hansen – Bittersweet,  8. Butter London – Royal Navy,

9. Sally Hansen – Wine Not, 10. OPI – I Brake for Manicures.

What is your fave nail polish colour for colder weather?

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