Colder weather getting you down? Time to change up your nails! Nail polish can add that extra something to any outfit, keeping things sassy and/or classy…
This may not seem like a particularly autumnal color, but trust me, it matches anything and everything all year ’round. I own this one and can say that two coats is all it takes for opacity. Plus, the bottle is SO SHINY.
I’ve tried tons of topcoats, from $5-$20 a bottle. This is under $2 and I must say it’s my favorite out of any that I’ve tried. Good ol’ Sally Hansen.
I don’t have this particular shade, but I do have other Butter London colors and am definitely in love. This candy apple red is perfect for fall…now I really want a candied apple, sigh.
This is my go-to shade for this season. I love pastels, but when fall rolls around, I dress in darker shades and like to tone it down a little. This shade is sold out, but there are a few available at this eBay link. The formula is great and I get a solid gray color with about three coats.
Ahoy! Chanel always nails navy (I will own one of their navy boucle jackets one day–I WILL) and this polish is no exception. Navy is another versatile color that will match any jewelry you decide to adorn your hands with.
If you’re balking at the expense of nail polish–everyone knows that bottles dry out and you never get as much use as you’d planned–don’t worry! There are several thrifty ways to buy nail polish. For discontinued, wide-release shades, I like eBay. Polishes tend to be the same price or less than retail. For classic shades of OPI, usually reds and pinks, I check out hair salons at the mall. They often have $3 and $4 racks of brand-new OPIs that are either past season or overstock. (As you probably know, most polish companies basically release the same shades under different, clever names each year.) Similarly, I always check out TJ Maxx–they carry tons of Butter and Julep products–and even Nordstorm Rack.
A year ago today…I picked my favorite products for “eyes, lips and fingertips!”