AUTUMNAL NAILS | 5 PICKS
I used to be well known for my love for nail polishes. This is what I would always receive on my birthday, what my friends were buying me at Secret Santa and I pretty much owned every shade possible, as long as the finish was the classical, shiny one. In a nutshell, I was the nail polish girl. Going back to today, my nail polish collection has become more edited and I’ve also been introduced to seasonal picks where every shade selected reminds me of the beauty of the season. Autumn being my personal favourite, I am very picky about which nail polish deserves an application or not, so 5 picks seems like a good number to begin with…
Gravitating towards darker shades in the autumn/winter season is not very original, but I like to think of it as the natural response to the cold and the nights which gradually eat up more hours of the day. That said, black nail polish doesn’t really suit my skin tone, let alone my wardrobe which is more about dark navies and greens than straight up black. The L’Oréal Paris Oil Infused Nail Polish in Grenat Irrevérent -556- is my version of the black nail polish: from far away it looks black yet its deep burgundy hint never fails to show up under closer scrutiny.
A little less classic, and perhaps a little bit more daring as well, the rusty shade is another one of my favourites. I like how it compliments my pale hands whilst being quite different and unseen-before by most people. The Mavala Nail Color Cream in MySweetHeart -373- reminds me of autumn leaves, yet it also has the rich, brown side of a hot chocolate, which obviously is the definition of a cosy autumnal afternoon.
It is the Halloween input into autumn, but everything with a little bit of oxblood red instantly gives me all the autumn feels. Mixing gothic and classic, the Smith&Cult Lovers Creep is the perfect dark red and overall a shade which everyone would be happy to welcome into their collection.
It is that time of the year when Christmas is slowly entering our mind and if it seems too soon for the glittery, shimmery red polishes, I always like a little bit of a Christmassy green trapped inside -once again- a black nail polish. At least this is how I would describe Le Vernis Chanel in Vert Obscur -679-, a super dark green which still manages to have the vibrancy of a brighter, more festive green.
Just because khaki beautifully compliments orange, the colour of autumn. Choosing a deep khaki, on the other hand, makes the colour more wearable without, however, cancelling its quirkiness. Only available in France -but this post is more about the shade than the nail polish itself-, the Galeries Lafayette in Emile -105- perfectly manages this balance between too light and too dark.