I’m excited to share a lovely range of wintery polishes today: the new Leighton Denny Heritage Collection *. There are some obvious A/W shade choices in the range, but also some unusual options if you’re a bit red/green/gold polish-ed out already!
The Leighton Denny Heritage Collection is inspired by ‘the beauty and tradition of the British countryside’. It has the perfect combination of rich but muted shades that are so flattering. Don’t forget to let me know which one is your favourite in the comments below.
Tea For Two, a pale greige pink. I have a few polishes that are similar to this colour but it’s one of my go-to shades when I’m in a rush and want something that will go with everything. The formula of this was quite thick and streaky so I had to add some nail polish thinner and it needed three coats for full coverage.
Rural Sunset is a dusky pink/peach. If you always swing towards coral shades in the summer but want something a little more autumnal then this is a very pretty colour. This was a better formula with regards to the thickness but also needed three coats.
Winter Garden, a raspberry pink. I cannot get enough of colours like this at the moment: a little less in-your-face than a red, and a little more fun than the usual plum. This was perfection in two coats.
Pretty In Plaid, a cranberry glittery red. The most traditional winter colour in the collection and it’s a very pretty sheer red base with tiny gold glitter. Because the polish has a jelly formula, the glitter layers and gives it so much dimension. It needed between 3-4 layers to fully hide the nail line but if you put a red polish undercoat underneath you could do it in two.
Take Your Wellies is a dark brown that looks more mushroom-toned in the bottle but is a lot darker on the nails. I wasn’t keen on it at first but it’s really grown on me, it’s an unusual option if you want a vampy chic shade. This needed two coats for full coverage.
Lastly we have Country Club, a bold navy blue. It’s a muted, grey-toned blue that is very pretty. It looks like it has a slight teal tone to it on the nails, but in person it’s very similar to the shade in the bottle. This was another two coater.
I hope you like the Leighton Denny Heritage Collection as much as me, I love that they didn’t just do the standard wintery shades: it’s nice to see some peaches and nudes come out at this time of year. Which one is your favourite shade? What colours do you usually go for at this time of year?
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