Lifetime achievement: a friend I see semi regularly via Facetime and visits recently told me, “This is the first time I’ve seen you without nail polish,” which means she thought I was the type of girl who kept her nails right and tight all the time (which would be an achievement). One of the first things I was chastised for in SF when I moved was not painting my nails everyday and though you may think me a liar, I am not which is how I figured out how to make my own at home manicure last nearly as long as a salon gel because time and money (am I right?) and also let’s just be honest those gel manis wreaked havoc on my nails.
One of the reasons I love fall besides the fail safe Pumpkin Spice Latte and the smell of autumn in the air is the nail polish. I am not kidding because though I like to keep it light and bright on my toes, I prefer darker colors on my nails because it makes me feel cool (like hipster barbie). Without further ado, my fave fall nail polish
This has been at the top of the list for several autumns. I found it and it was magic. I called my friend and said, I found a nail polish color you will love. And then she said: no way, because I found one you will love. And then together we said: it’s called You Don’t Know Jacques. I mean, it didn’t happen exactly like that (we didn’t speak on cue) but that did happen. A few days later, we saw our other best friend (I just finished watching The Mindy Project and I learned that the label “best friend” is a tier which I think is brilliant). Anyway, our friend had this gorgeous taupe, gray, chocolate color on her nails and we wondered: could it be? And it could. All three of us bought this color within a week of each other. All three of us have different skin tones, different nails, and different personalities and styles. And you want to know what? It looks great on all of us.
Raise your hand if you buy nail polish based on its name? This was the case here but I fell in love with the deep navy, with a hint of indigo that varnished my nails. I love the midnight vibe. Guys, can I just tell you that I really want to paint my nails now?
Think velvety chocolate with a hint of sparkle. It’s grown up but with a flair and pulls in bits of maroon and red as well. This is an OPI classic that does not disappoint.
I like a super deep red for fall and this one fits the bill most especially because it pulls in quite a bit of brown and maroon into it. I have quite a few reds but this is my favorite for fall and not just for it’s name. This makes me feel fabulous without feeling stuffy and is more chic than a loud red.
Again, these names. I could go for a real cashmere bathrobe but in the meantime I really love gray on my nails. I really just love the color gray in general. This turns the volume up a bit with a bit of sparkle so it’s comfy like cashmere but also amazing like cashmere.
What’s your go to fall color? Do you wear any of these? And can I just suggest that a nail polish is always a thoughtful and quick gift to throw in the mail to a girlfriend or a sister or a daughter.
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