Autumn officially began this past weekend, and despite 90 degree days in Texas, the days have already gotten shorter. Nail polish is one of the easiest ways to transition into a new season, and what that, we bring you some of our go-to nail colors for the fall:
From left to right:
Revlon Moon Candy in Galactic - dark blue with blue flakes. The application of the solid nail polish part is AMAZING – this is easily opaque in one coat. Revlon came out with a lot of these Moon Candy polishes, and this one is by far the coolest looking one. Shiny top coat recommended to smooth out the texture of the flakes.
Revlon Moon Candy in Orbit - dark eggplant purple base with purple flakes. Again, the solid nail polish part is AMAZING – why aren’t all opaque polishes like this?? One thin coat is completely opaque. Again, recommend a top coat on top of the flakes.
China Glaze Man Hunt (from the Safari Collection) - a darker medium-toned blue cream polish. Nice consistency, 2 coats needed for full opacity.
Deborah Lippmann Billionaire - dark forest/mossy green. A tiny bit runny, 2 coats for full opacity.
NARS Galion - a dark (see a theme here?) stormy grey that looks like it has a very dark blue tinge. It looks black in the swatch below, but it’s really not. This WAS a limited edition product, but it is now fully available on the NARS website! Pretty sure this is going to be our favorite nail color of the fall.
Swatches below – the solid colors all had 2 coats, NO top coat. The Revlon Moon Candy polishes had 1 coat of the solid base with 1 coat of the flakes, no clear top coat.
What are your nail polish picks for the fall??
I don’t know what it is about spring that makes me want to paint my nails all the time – it could be the weather is getting warmer, and I’m pulling out sandals and baring more skin. Whatever the case, it’s a great season to display bright colors on your fingers and toes. The beauty of nail polish is that you can wear any color anytime to reflect your mood, but here are my favorite bright colors for this happy season:
Essie Mint Candy Apple – I LOVE this bright minty green, and it’s one of my most-used nail polishes ever. I think this was the creamy mint green that started the entire trend, and it’s the perfect bright color for the spring. I’ve had this almost consistently on for the past month.
Essie Van D’Go - Perfect light peachy color. I first saw this on someone in South Beach in Miami, and noticed it looked AMAZING with a tan.
NARS Pokerface – Fun, bright purple – would make a fab base color for any glittery polishes
Butter London Trout Pout – Brighter peachy color
Revlon Blue Lagoon – Light baby blue with tiny blue shimmers. In the Instagram picture above, it looks similar to Essie Mint Candy Apple, but it’s different in that it doesn’t have any green in it, and it has shimmers.
Sally Hansen Ring-a-Ding! - And for an accent nail or all-over overcoat, a polish with 3 different colors of gold glitters
Here are a few videos that feature favorite spring nail polishes from some of our favorite Youtubers for more ideas (click on their Youtube names for links to the videos):
What are YOUR favorite polishes for the spring?