10.17.2012

Shades of Fall

It's all about the nails in here today, people.  I love pastels and neons as much as the next gal but when autumn rolls around -when the days get shorter and the wind a bit chillier- I want deep rich shades reminiscent of the season.  I have these five on constant rotation throughout fall & winter (I'm rockin' Russian Navy right now...).  For me, they are the ultimate in fall sophistication.



1. Lincoln Park After Dark (OPI) - My go-to for fall nails.  This one is my all-time fave.  Sometimes I spice things up by adding a little gold glitter on top.

2. Russian Navy (OPI) - I just discovered this color last fall and I was surprised by how flattering it was!  I thought it wouldn't work with my pale skin/blue veins but I was wrong.  Oh so wrong.  It's a beautiful deep blue that would look great with almost any skin tone.  That photo definitely does not do it justice.

3. Black Platinum (Sally Hansen) - This is a new fave.  (I bought it on sale at Target.)  It's very chic, sophisticated, and urban.

4. Wined Up (Sally Hansen Insta Dri) - This one seems like a more traditional fall color at first glance but in the sun, it has a slight golden shimmer to it.  Very pretty and ladylike, and very classically autumn.

5. Pronto Purple (Sally Hansen Insta Dri) - Purple is my favorite color so of course I have to paint my nails in this lovely, rich shade from time to time.

By the way - Have you tried the Insta Dri line by Sally Hansen?  If so, what do you think of it?  I have a really bad habit of doing stuff right after I paint my nails and messing them up because they're not completely dry yet.  This polish dries in literally just a few minutes and actually lasts longer than I expected.  It sometimes looks a little more matted than I'd like but a quick top coat fixes that right up!

What nail polish shades are you loving this fall?
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17 comments

  1. Exactly what I tend to do, darker shades for Autumn/Winter - though I can't wear them all the time and need some neutrals in-between. I love Dive Bar and Russian Roulette by Essie (a dark metallic green and a very red red) and then use Frenzy by Chanel as a neutral colour. There, now you know ;-) Have a great day xo

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  2. i have such a thing for purple right now! and you hit the nail on the head with the brat pitt/snl commercial comment! awesome.

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  3. I LOVE deep shades for fall. That second one is amazing, I may need to track it down! And I have used the insta-dri...I totally recommend it. I love fast drying nail polishes.

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  4. LPAD is the best so is You Don't Know Jaques. Those are my go-tos for sheezy.

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  5. Oh I've got to find myself one of those purples - loving that for the fall

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  6. ooh I love the idea of adding some gold glitter to #1. You're such a smartie!

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  7. right now i am into jewel tones for fall. since we actually have warm weather right now i want to embrace some color. i looove the dark colors too. ill move into those when the nice weather goes away and i become depressed again haha

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  8. So jealous you have Russian navy on right now! I couldn't get my bottle open and I was too lazy to pry it open. You're just the motivation I needed!

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  9. I love these colors.. They're beautiful. All of them. I need each one.. And I need to get rid of the neon pink color I have on my toe nails.. Maybe if I do that, we'll have colder temperatures here? 93 today! UGH!

    ♥Janette
    http://janettethejongleur.blogspot.com

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  10. YES! I love the dark & mysterious nail colors in autumn!!! My absolute favorite and go-to is Chanel: Vamp...a girl just can't go wrong ;) XO Brynn

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  11. i will be venturing out and trying navy this fall or winter but i will be breaking up with my red and pinks trend

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  12. Oooh, I love numbers 1 and 2! I haven't bought any nail polish in a while, but I did see some pretty shades at Sephora today... and I didn't buy a single one! That's a first. This reminds me, I need to paint my naked nails. (:

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  13. My favorite go to is your number 1, my Dad HATES it with a capital H, it's hilarious every time I go visit he always has to check out what color I have on. I really like your number 2, will have to go find it. Looks like a really great shade of blue...can't wait to try it out!

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  14. Oh yes, I am in love with ALL of these colors! I have a shade of purplish grey on my nails right now and love it. The colors are so elegant and perfect for fall time!

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  15. I like the wide brush on the Insta Dri, but agree with you on the matte-ness of it. Still gotta love it for insta-drying like it says! I also like the complete salon manicure line (also mainly for the brush haha). They had several fall colors on clearance at Walgreens for $1.80 !!!! the other day and I may have bought seven bottles....I have a problem.

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