Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall Nail Polish Faves

I'm a huge advocate of nail polish, as its one of the easiest and least expensive ways to have the latest trends literally at your fingertips. Now that fall is officially here, these are the five colors I'm reaching for in my ever-expanding collection.

Butter London Rosie Lee: This rose-tinted glitter polish has quickly become one of my staple shades. The subtle color is suitable for any time and any occasion, and Butter has one of the best glitter formulas I've ever used. It's absolutely packed with shimmer but is still easy to work with, and it doesn't chip for weeks with a good topcoat.

Essie Nice is Nice: This is from Essie's limited-edition spring French Affair collection, but you should still be able to find it on eBay and Amazon. Somehow I wound up with all the colors in this collection, but this one definitely comes out the favorite. Even though it's the last one I purchased, this happy-go-lucky lavender just brightens my day. Although fall is generally the season for darker shades, I think this color will remain in my regular rotation just for a bit of refreshment.

OPI Uh Oh Roll Down the Window: If you can get past the tasteless title, this military green nail polish is a must-have. As a redhead, I will sport a great olive green as often as I can, and this is no exception. I love using it as a neutral and pairing it with everything from neon to rich berry colors.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche: This color actually came out in spring but is just impossible to pass up for fall. Trocadero is a longtime fan of Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes and this stunning shade reminds us all why. The smoky purple hue is rich and dramatic without looking too dark. Plus, as usual with many of RBL's formulas, you can get away with one coat and have an absolutely flawless manicure.

Sinful Colors Love Nails: These $1.99 polishes are my guilty pleasure whenever I go to a local drugstore. Though I hate the name of this one as well, I had been looking for an iridescent blue ever since I saw a friend sporting Sephora by OPI's Mermaid to Order, and this one does the job. It doesn't last more than a few days without chipping and it needs three coats to be opaque, but for the price it's hard to argue with it.

What nail polishes are YOU loving for fall? 


Alice in Wonderland said...

I love the one by Butter! Where can I go buy that brand in Omaha?

jamie bell said...

Ulta! :)