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My Top 6 Nail Polishes for Fall

Fall Nail Polishes

While I’m definitely a Summer-weather kind of girl, there are many things I love about Fall: pumpkin pie, Bath and Body Works scented candles, and a richer, darker colour pallet when it comes to fashion.  This includes nail polish, which I try to switch up on a weekly basis.  Below are my top picks for the perfect Fall nail polish; which one will you be wearing while sipping your Pumpkin Spice Latte?

1. Julep “Jet”

I never seem to get tired of black nail polish.  This one by Julep is described as a “Jet black crème”, and is like a little black dress: it’s great for anytime, anywhere, and goes with anything.  Enough said.

2. O.P.I “Ice-Bergers and Fries”

This creamy, brown tone is from O.P.I’s new Nordic Collection.  Truthfully, this wouldn’t be a colour I would normally pick, however after discovering it was Cosmopolitan’s recent award winner for “The Best Nude”, I decided to give it a try (you can check out my Instagram post about this here).  It applies beautifully, keeping it’s rich colour and creamy texture.  It’s also long lasting, and removes easily.  Definitely give this polish a try!

3. Essie “Wicked”

Spotlighted on the Essie website for the month of October, this polish is described as a, “strident, striking and bold, blood red lacquer”.  The description alone makes it the perfect nail polish for the month of Halloween, but aside from that, it is also a gorgeous, deep, oxblood red colour that will take you all the way through to Spring.

4. Julep “Karmen”

The colour red is a given when it comes to the Fall and Winter months.  But what I love about this one in particular, is that it’s unique.  Julep describes it on their website as a “Golden crimson microglitter” polish.  The result?  A cross between Fall leaves and Dorothy’s red slippers.  Gorgeous!

5. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure “Jungle Gem”

I once read that this polish is a universal tone, in that it matches nearly every skin tone.  I decided to put it to the test, and it’s definitely become a top pick of mine.  It’s a rich, creamy, dark teal colour, that is long lasting and can work as either a blue or a green when pairing with outfits or accessories (though if I’m being honest, I barely ever worry about matching my nails to my outfit).  Try it out and let me know if it worked for you too!

6. Essie “Style Cartel”

Just like black nail polish, I also love a gorgeous rich blue, and this polish is definitely has that box checked off.  Described on the Essie website as an, “inky, cobalt blue”, it is blue enough to be a for-sure navy, but also dark enough that it can be a “neutral” and pair well with nearly anything.  It’s also a nice Fall switch-up from another one of my favourite Essie blues: “Butler Please“.

 

 

The Look for Less: Ray-Ban Inspired Pendant

The Look for Less

I couldn’t help but fall in love with the adorable Ran-Ban inspired necklace Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting wore for her Cosmopolitan cover shoot (May 2014 issue).  The subtext stated that the necklace was by “Jason of Beverly Hills”, but listed no price (most of us know that’s typically code for “expensive”).  You can check out the version Kaley is wearing here; no price is listed on their website either, but the white-diamond detailing leads me to believe it’s probably more than I’d hope (or could afford) to spend.

Fast forward to a quaint street festival I visited during my recent vacation to Nova Scotia.  My eyes scanned over a sea of cute pendants: infinity symbols, dolphins, hearts…aviator sunglasses!! I don’t think I could get them in my hands fast enough.  While they are a little different from Kaley’s, the concept is much the same.  Like Kaley’s version, the pendant is on a silver ball-chain, and the back of the sunglasses have “arms”, making the pendant 3-D.  The main differences are that mine are sans diamonds (or even cubic zirconia), and are in the style of aviators instead of wayfarers (which I love since I prefer, and actually wear, aviators anyway).  My cute new pendant cost me just $15.00 (doesn’t get more budget-friendly than that!).  While the shop I purchased them from doesn’t have a website, you can find a large selection of reasonably priced sunglass pendants on Etsy here!