I love a short manicure with a PUNCH colour like, black, deep purple or bright red! Which always look fab in winter, hopefully (for your sake) the only skin you can see in winter is your face and hands, why not play it up!
OPI, Chanel and MAC all do great, bold nail shades, Chanel’s Vendetta (Purple-Black) and Dragon (Calssic Red) are two of my favourites, they have an intense colour with a high gloss effect and condition your nails helping them harden.
If you want a little colour and are feeling adventurous I would recommend you try MAC’s Beyond Jealous, a blackened blue green. Long-wearing, no streak and no chip formula makes it worth breaking the bank for.