Here are a few (okay, a lot!) of nail polish colors that I’m loving for fall. You can never have too much nail polish, right? When the temperatures drop, I tend to gravitate towards deep, rich colors. I usually like to have a pop of color on my nails, but I’ve also been thinking about trying some neutral colors. It might be a fun change from my norm!
Tell me: What colors do you like to wear on your nails in the fall?
Left to Right: Essie Grow Faster Base Coat // Julep Susie// Nails Inc. Haymarket // NYC Tudor City Teal
Julep Emilie // Forever 21 Green (old, but this color is similar) // Seche Vite Top Coat // Sephora by OPI Quick Dry Spray (I LOVE this product!)
I’ve been meaning to try this style of ombré manicure for a while and last Sunday I gave it a go. I finally accumulated enough different shades of green for this to work (side note: you guys, I have so many polishes in the mint green family- that’s how obsessed I am with that color!) There’s no technique involved here- I just painted each nail with a different shade of green. I feel like this is perfect for spring because it reminds me of green things growing!
Using a gold metallic sharpie as a nail art tool is pure genius if you ask me! After seeing this manicure on Pinterest, I knew I had to try this trick out for myself. I used the sharpie two different ways- to draw hearts in the look on the left and to add gold tips for the look on the right. The consistency of the sharpie is so close to my gold nail polish- you can’t really tell that I drew the details on later!
If you’re going to use the sharpie, it’s best to wait until your nails are fully and completely dry, otherwise the tip will dig into your polish. Once your nails are dry, draw on any design you want with the sharpie. Then wait for the sharpie to dry, add a top coat (try not to let the brush touch your design) and you’re all done! To see the first manicure in motion, take a look at the little video I made and if you’re looking for more manicure inspiration, you should check out my pinterest board!
Tell me: What have you been wearing on your nails lately?
Before applying the magnet
Confession: I’ve had this nail polish for almost a year but this is my first time trying it! It was given to me as a birthday gift by a dear friend and I was so excited to test it out. Then, I misplaced it somewhere in my room (which is not that large, mind you). It finally resurfaced a few months later, but by that time the weather was warmer and I was focused on brighter hues.
Now that I’m starting to look forward to fall, it seemed like the perfect time to finally put this color to use! The second picture shows what the polish looks like before the magnet- a perfectly nice metallic purple. However, after you magnetize the nail polish- bam! Suddenly you’ve got this super cool wave effect all over your nails! I think it looks awesome and I’d love to try out some of the other colors, like this teal or burgundy. Another nail polish style that I’m dying to try is the Ciaté Velvet Manicure!
Tell me: What’s one nail polish manicure that you’ve been meaning to try out?