Ah winter, a season deserving of more adoration. Whilst often associated with a time of plunging, bitter temps, howling winds and frostbitten fingertips, it also gifts us cosy comforts, snuggly sweaters, toasty nights in and exquisite, rich manicures.
This season, it’s all about capturing the frost-kissed beauty with a splash of sophistication. Winter nail trends for 2023 effortlessly mix classic dark, muted tones with subtle pops of understated colour, creating a charming contrast against the polar backdrop and celebrating the magic of the season. Whether you’re captivated by classic moody blues, icy white delights or frosty glimmering glitters, Gelous has got everything you need to give your gel manicure an on-trend wintry refresh.
This sultry blend of rich-berry red and glowing glitter is the perfect winter warmer. Cosy, yet glamorous, Murder on the Dancefloor effortlessly transitions from snuggly nights in to luxurious nights out, radiating femininity and confidence wherever you go. With this killer shade, your gel mani will steal the spotlight all season long.
A vibrant, royal blue Gel Nail Polish is an absolute essential in your winter manicure rotation. Soaking up the stillness and tranquility that this picturesque season delivers, Vitamin Sea is utter bliss. The perfect cool-toned accompaniment to the glacial temps, its brighter tones make for a fun, youthful vibe that’s destined to make waves.
Awaken your inner ice queen with Socialite, an icy delight that shimmers and glimmers with glamour. There’s no question that glitter Gel Nail Polishes are a winter manicure's best friend, and this soft silvery-champagne shade divinely captures the beauty of the season with its pop of glitzy goodness.
Potentially the most winter-coded colour, Whiteout is as fresh as it seems. Imitating the cool, snowy tones that are currently colouring our lives, this striking shade is our purest, starkest, white. Winter wonderland in a bottle, this arctic-inspired hue is certain to deliver a bold, bright mani that’ll have you embracing the chill from the first coat.
A shadowy, moody hue that reflects the seasonal colour palette, Steel My Thunder exudes all the stormy vibes. Winter’s the perfect time to reach for more intense, deep shades with the gloominess of grey days and the dramatic nature of the season. Whilst a darker Gel Nail Polish is reasonably predictable, this shade is electrified with smoky champagne glitters to raise your mani to a whole new level of edgy glamour.
Warm up with Mull It Over, an ageless, luxurious shade that proves classics never go out of style. A deep, wine-hued brown enriched with an irresistible metallic shimmer, this polish offers the ultimate in seasonal treats and comforts. Pairs well with a real page-turner, a spicy mulled wine and a crackling fire - you can’t go wrong.
Who says pastels are only spring and summer appropriate? Pink Cashmere gives your warmer-weather pastel Gel Nail Polish a wintry feel with its cooler, more muted base. As gentle as cashmere, this delicate hue will warm your heart in the sweetest way. Layer it with your cushiest sweater, toastiest beanie and cosiest scarf for full effect.
A refreshing take on your traditional winter mani, Garden of Eden is the perfect Gel Nail Polish for revitalising your gloomy days. A cheerful pop of colour against the moody monochrome weather, this yellow-hued green brings a warmer touch to your gel manicure for a welcome winter escape. Sure to beat the winter blues, this is the ultimate ‘pick-me-up’ shade.
When Black Gel Nail Polish feels a bit too intense, but you still desire a dark hue, navy blue nails strike the ultimate balance. A versatile choice that complements all styles and occasions, Once in a Blue Moon is a necessity for the nippier months. A deep, midnight blue, this shade creates a magical allure that will undoubtedly draw you in as the temperatures chill.
So simple yet so chic, Tutu is a shade rich in delicate charm. With a feminine feel, this beige-pink hue holds a more muted undertone and is complete with soft holographic glitters dancing throughout. It takes your traditional winter nude and lifts it to produce a truly elegant mani, beautifully pairing with plush knitwear and stylish coats.
Winter Nail Art Looks
Frosty fingertips at the ready, this glowing set puts a wintry twist on your classic French manicure. To recreate it, use a barely-there sheer such as French Kiss Gel Nail Polish for the base and the glitzy-glam Socialite for your French tip. Glistening like freshly fallen snow, follow this up by using the shade Black Out to artfully draw on your stars, before dusting over a sprinkle of Gold Mirror Chrome Powder to complete the dazzling look. An especially luminous set that brings the magic of winter to you, these glimmering French tips are a firm favourite for the season.
To recreate our Frosted Tips gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.
Bringing winter’s colour palette to life, this marble gel manicure transforms your nails into miniature works of art. With its effortless elegance, a marble mani is foolproof; a go-to choice for a sleek and refined look, and especially easy to create. Begin with an uncured coat of Blooming Gel over a French Kiss base, before swiping Hurricane Alley, Whiteout, Skipping Stones and Silver Lining on your Resin Nail Art Palette. Swirl these frost-kissed shades together using your Dotting Tool as though it’s a gusty snowstorm, before scooping them up with your Oblique Brush and weaving them down the nail to create icy veins. Reminiscent of icy landscapes and snowy wonders, this set feels like a real winter wonderland.
To recreate our Winter Marble gel nail art, watch our Youtube tutorial here.
Bidding farewell to the ‘brrrrrr’ with the delicate beauty of a winter garden, this set keeps it sweet and simple with gentle floral details in seasonal hues. Once in a Blue Moon acts as the perfect midnight base, with its rich, dark tones, presenting the perfect contrast against the stark Whiteout petals and darling Pink Cashmere flowers. To create them, paint the inner circle of the flower using pink Gel Nail Polish and a Dotting Tool, paired with white Gel Nail Polish and a Chiseled Silicone Tool to gently dab on the petals. Seal the look with a Matte Top Coat for a in-vogue hint of texture - the perfect finishing touch for a contemporary winter vibe.
To recreate our Matte Flowers gel nail art, watch our Youtube tutorial here.
She’s beauty, she’s grace, this ravishing set embodies elegance for the ultimate wintry embrace. Mixing a seductive red nail polish with dazzling gold foils, this luxurious combination feels very opulent. Create the look by first coating some of your nails with Murder on the Dancefloor and others with our most popular sheer, French Kiss. Reaching for Murder on the Dancefloor once again, paint your tips on a slight angle and cure, before drawing a thin line with your Foil Gel to create a subtle border that separates your painted tip from your classy base. Once cured, press on the Gold Metallic Nail Foil using a Silicone Tool, before gently peeling it away to reveal your most swanky set yet. We can’t get enough of this glamorous wintry look, and with its dramatic beauty, it’s easy to see why.
To recreate our Golden Swirls gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.