24 April 2014

Top Five Autumn Nail Colours

While I'm not one to be fazed by keeping to certain colours during certain seasons, I think that keeping "spring/summer" colours and "autumn/winter" colours separate, it gives me a chance (read: forces me) to use all my polishes. I thought it would be fun to have a look in my "autumn/winter" stash and see which ones tickle my fancy for an autumn look.

First up is the Revlon ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel in 200 Stormy Night. It's a brown grey colour with a hint of purple, although it looks like quite brown in the bottle. The brush is nice and wide and two coats leave my nails opaque. I get quite a few days' wear out of this polish.

Yardley Gel-Lac Nails in Plum is a beautiful dark purple plummy colour. The brush is also quite wide and one coat gives a nice opaque shine, but I always apply two coats (just in case). This polish lasts incredibly well and keeps on being shiny.

Essie in Chinchilly is a pretty soft grey colour. The brush and formulation is what you would expect from Essie, although in my experience I would have liked the brush to be a bit wider.

Zoya in Neely can be considered a spring shade as well as an autumn shade. Considering the cool tone of this colour, it fits more into an autumn shade for me. It applies well and you can see my in-depth review of it here.

Yardley Gel-Lac Nails in Caramel is another Gel-Lac shade which I adore. It's a light brown caramel shade and is a beautiful warm colour.

Below are the shades swatched on my nails, in the order they are mentioned in the post starting from my thumb to my pinkie. All swatches are two coats with no top coat.

What's on your list of favourite nail polishes for autumn? Let me know in the comments section.

Until next time!