I love nail polish as much as the next girl. So much so, I wanted to do yet another Autumn nail pick (minus the lip colours). I have loads and loads of nail polishes and I'm forever adding to my growing collection. They're such a fun accessory which can make all the difference not only to your hands, but an entire outfit!
I'm not one to really follow nail trends as such (unless it's for a particular time of year eg. Christmas, Halloween etc) - so these picks are purely my own preferences for this time of the year - being early Autumn.
This Autumn, I'm definitely feeling lighter auburns, nudes (yes you read that right!) and metallics.
My top three Autumn nail picks are:
- ESSIE - BORDEAUX
- COLLECTION - ALMOST NUDE 10
- ESSIE - LEGGY LEGEND
ESSIE - BORDEAUX
I'm all about this colour! I think it's perfect for early Autumn time and looks striking with any skin tone. I generally love the quality of Essie polishes. I find them to be really long lasting and they rarely tend to chip. The brush is quite wide, meaning the colour goes on effortlessly in three strokes and only two layers. I love that this colour isn't super dark and 'typical' Autumn/Winter. It's a little lighter which I think makes the colour transition from Summer to Autumn not quite as harsh.
COLLECTION LASTING GEL COLOUR - ALMOST NUDE 10
"Nude!!!!??? What on earth is she thinking?!", I hear you all saying! As mentioned, I'm not a fan of following nail trends. I think alot of 'typical' nail trends for Autumn tend to cover dark purples/deep reds/black/grey hues, which is cool, but sometimes it's okay to do your own thing! This time, I've opted for a nude. I think a good quality nude can make hands and nails look dainty and understated. This Collection nude is the perfect colour and again has an 'easy wide brush', similar to Essie. It is a gel type polish, which has a great consistency to it. I love this nude worn on a longer nail, as it helps elongate stubby fingers. As an added bonus, I feel it's always easier to accessorise with rings when wearing a nude - for example bright and larger than life rings (and lots of them!).
ESSIE - LEGGY LEGEND
Again, I know you may be thinking metallic nails were so Summer 2016, but I really love a metallic bronze or gold for early September. In this case, a metallic bronze by Essie. I feel it's quite rustic looking like the Autumn leaves (I had to get that in there!). This Essie colour was launched in Autumn 2015 so technically, according to Essie, it is an Autumn shade. It's a very good quality polish and to me, it's definitely a reflection of Autumn in a pot, with a little sparkle.
All statements and recommendations are purely my own opinion. I have not been paid to feature or advertise any product, brand or service in this post.