Top 10: Nail Polish Shades for Autumn/Winter 2012

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Changing your nail colour is a super simple way of updating your look for the new season. There are some great shades for Autumn/Winter 2012, so even if you don’t feel like getting the winter wardrobe out just yet, you can make sure you’re up to date with a touch of nail polish. From icy pastels to dark purples and glitter, here are our top ten nail polishes for Autumn/Winter 2012.

1. Chanel Le Vernis in Frenzy

Chanel’s nail polishes are always highly coveted and fly off the beauty counter shelves. For Autumn/Winter ’12, we recommend you try their take on a barely-there nude. ‘Frenzy’ lies somewhere between a mushroom brown and a light lilac-tinged grey. This chic and office appropriate purchase is perfect for those wanting a subtle nod to a trend.

2. Essie, Stylenomics Nail Polish

Green was a big trend on the Autumn/Winter catwalks, whether bottle, lime or jewel tones, seen at Mary Katrantzou, Chanel and Sonia Rykiel. We love this rich, dark version from Essie.

3. OPI Nail Polish Lacquer – Germany Collection – Don’t Pretzel My Buttons

Jil Sander and Acne showed us that pastels aren’t just for summer, so give your nails a pastel polish with O.P.I’s playfully named ‘Don’t Pretzel My Buttons’ from their Germany collection.

4. Dior Vernis Amazonia – Golden Jungle Collection

Nail the military trends that are set to be prominent this season with this Dior Amazonia shade from their Golden Jungle Collection.

5. Leighton Denny, Drama Queen Nail Polish

Leighton Denny’s Autumn/Winter limited-edition collection has a selection of 6 bang on trend nail shades. This rich, dark purple shade channels the colour palette’s seen at Miu Miu, Erdem, Prada and Versace.

6. NARS, AW12 Collection Storm Bird Nail Polish

Lace and leather are both key features of this Autumn’s romantic gothic trends. Pair this look with NARS’ Storm Bird, a suitably gothic dark grey.

 7. YSL Manicure Couture polish duo, Les Fauves No.1 Baroque Evening Gold

An echo of YSL’s patent-leather accessories line, this nail duo promises a high-fashion look. The gold colour is brushed on first, then combined with a matte black topcoat to create a baroque design on the nail.

 8. Tom Ford Nail Polish – Dominatrix

This is the second purple in our top ten but we could not resist this smoky version from Tom Ford. As just one of two polishes the designer has released for Autumn/Winter, we can’t wait to get our hands on this one.

 9.Topshop Nails In Thorn Nail Polish

We love red when it comes to winter and especially at Christmas, and the Autumn/Winter catwalks showed they were loving the colour, too. Your nails can get in on the act with this deep blood red from Topshop.

 10. Butter London Gobsmacked Nail Lacquer

We’re ending with a bit of glitter For our winter sparkle we are looking no further than Butter London’s charcoal grey glitter polish.