November 11, 2014

Top Ten Fall Nail Polishes

The weather is steadily getting colder and my favorite season is well underway. It's time to put away your shorts, bring out the heavy knits, and, naturally, update your nail wardrobe!
The Dark Chocolate - Nicole by OPI Hard-Kourt Fashionista
Brown is such a quintessential Fall color and if it's something you're not going to wear often, this chocolate shade is budget-friendly.
The Deep Red - Dior Rouge Massai
This is such a pretty, classic, deep red. Red is one of the most important staples in your nail wardrobe and this is one that deserves a lot of credit. I love slightly cool, blue-based, deep reds and this one is perfect.
The Sultry Navy - OPI Keeping Suzy at Bay
This blue from the San Francisco collection is a favorite of mine for one main reason: you can tell it is blue (not black) from afar. Although I'm a huge fan of dark colors, sometimes on the nail they apply darker than you thought and end up all looking like identical nearly black shades. This one applies slightly darker than the photo suggests, but definitely still blue. It's so pretty and I always get compliments when I wear it.
The Luxe Plum - Chanel Provocation
Everyone needs a dark, slightly vampy purple in their lives. Everyone. Being cool-toned and fair-skinned, purples are my jam. The nice thing about this color, besides how beautiful it is, is that it looking stunning on both warm and cool complexions. A deep shade like this will always be in style.
The Feminine Purple - OPI I'm Feeling Sashy
This was part of the Miss Universe collection and with good reason. I'm Feeling Sashy is a really pretty feminine, sophisticated purple.
The Touch of Glitter - Nicole by OPI Follow Me on Glitter
I have very mixed feelings about this polish. It looks amazing on the nails, especially in the winter months, but the removal process - ugh! I suppose this could be counteracted by using a glitter base coat, but I find those cause the polish to peel prematurely. You (and your nails) might just have to suffer through the dreaded glitter removal. Pain is beauty, right? Say what you will about the Kardashians, but their polish collection colors are pretty nice. Graphite and glitter, what more could you want?
The Dusty Pink - Essie Ladylike
Your neons and brights are going to have to (I mean if you want..) take a back seat to this pretty, subdued hue. It has slight brown undertones, which help it translate nicely in the cooler months.
The Winter Nude - Nails Inc. Gel Porchester Square
Another glossy, gorgeous polish. I don't tend to wear a lot of white on my nails during the winter, so this is a really nice alternative. It comes in the regular polish line as well as the Gel Effect formula (pictured), but I do like the Gel Effect a lot better.
The Alluring Almond - Essie Glamour Purse
This is a really pretty light to medium brown. Another color I think would suit both warm and cool skin tones.
The Shimmering Emerald - Deborah Lippmann Laughin' to the Bank
I definitely saved the best for last. I seriously cannot say enough good things about this polish. Such a gorgeous hunter green emerald that works with almost every skin tone. I wore the above design on a super fun snowboarding trip last year and whenever I wear it, it reminds me of the good times. It was originally released as a limited edition shade, but I still see it regularly. So seriously, check it out (or don't, and I'll keep this gorgeous shade to myself :P).
Unfortunately, this was the best photo I could get of swatches on paper. But it gives you somewhat of an idea of the colors compared to one another.

P.S. Sorry for the lack of regular posts lately, I've been swamped with school, but hope to be on a semi-regular schedule soon!<3

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