Health & Beauty

6 Bright Nail Shades For Dark Days

January 15, 2024

The brightest brands in drug-store and designer nail polish would agree: opting for vibrant nail shades evokes an uplifted sense of comfort, freedom and eclectic expression. As we patiently wait for longer spring and summer days, bring brightness to the nails with our rainbow of go-to shades! —Julia Dumbrell


The long-wear gel couture selections in the Essie ‘Expressie’ line are inspired by the uplifting vibes of bohemian fashion. The bright lilac notes of ‘Sk8 with Destiny’ are gliding us through the winter months, as we anticipate new spring shades to come like a lime green ‘Main Character Moment’ and deeper purple ‘Choreo Queen’ ($12 – $16).

The Revlon Ultra HD Snap Nail Enamel is a 1-coat full coverage nail colour that’s quick drying and easy to apply for smooth, streak-free colour ($9). As a 100% vegan polish, the ingredients are as green as the ‘Bright Side’ shade.

The OPI ‘To Infinity & Blue-Yond’ polish manifests blue skies, with a glamorous crème finish adding endless depth to the shade ($15).


In loving anticipation of Cupid’s favourite season, the Gucci Glossy Nail Polish in ‘Valentine Fuchsia’ offers a brilliant varnish for long-lasting glossy shine ($45).

Dior Vernis brings couture colour to its array of protective nail care, with the orange ‘Mirage’ shade standing as long wearing polish with a warm vibe ($42).

A standout from Les Mains Hermès, the ‘Jaune Impérial’ fuses solar power to the nails, in a gorgeous yellow colour with ochre undertones ($63).


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