I feel as though my nail varnish picks before Christmas and New Year differ greatly to my polish picks once the festive season is over. During December I like to wear a deep burgundy, reds or dark berry colours - see my Festive Nail Varnishes post for more examples. However, once January comes around I like to coat my nails in brighter, pastel shades.

My current top five shades for this time of year are:

No.7 Duck Egg Blue - a beautiful bright pastel that as amazing lasting power.

Barry M Nail Paint in Prickly Pear - a gorgeous lavender shade that is super shiny.

Seventeen Gel Colour - only two coats are needed for a full cover.

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry in Speed Demon - a baby pink that drys so quickly.

Bourjois Paris in Rose Clair - Such a sophisticated shade.

What shades do you like to wear on your nails during the winter?