Thursday, 27 September 2012

My Nail Polish Picks For Autumn


I love dark nail colours. I'm really excited to start wearing them again but its been a bit of a shock to the system since I've literally lived in L'Oreal's Opera Ballerina for the last 5/6 months! After looking through my nail polish box I picked out some shades that have been locked away for the last year or so. As far as I'm aware all these shades are still available and seem to suit most skin tones. I'll add links beside each one if I've swatched it in the past.

Leighton Denny Supermodel | Nails Inc Porchester Square | Ciate Iced Frappe | Essence Irreplaceable | O.P.I We'll Always Have Paris | O.P.I My Private Jet | Rimmel Hot List 

Leighton Denny Supermodel: In my mind Supermodel can be worn through any season. Its the perfect neutral and goes with any outfit or skintone. The formulation is great and it lasts well too.

Nails Inc Porchester Square: Like Supermodel, Porchester Square is a pretty easy colour to wear. Its not going to clash with other colours. Usually greige type shades have a slight purple tone which I like on other people but on me it just makes my hands look like they belong to a dead person. I dont have that problem with Porchester Square so this is a great shade for anyone with fair skin. (link)

Ciate Iced Frappe*: Very similar to Porchester Square but slightly lighter with more lavender. I'm still able to wear it without looking like a corpse. (link)

Essence Irreplaceable: The cheapest of the bunch but the quality matches the rest! Essence can be hard to get hold of in the UK, I'm in Northern Ireland and managed to find a huge Essence stand in a local chemist. Irreplaceable is in the same colour family as Porchester Square and Iced Frappe but shot through with gold shimmer which makes it a bit different.

O.P.I We'll Always Have Paris: My 'grown up' polish. A gorgeous deep, rich shade that makes your hands look polished. Looks brilliant on shorter nails with a glossy top coat.

O.P.I My Private Jet: A gunmetal grey shot through with teeny tiny flecks of holographic glitter. The glitter isnt over the top and the holo isnt overly noticeable but its just enough to liven up an otherwise boring colour.

Rimmel Hot List: A dirty purple and great dupe for the more pricey Paradoxal from Chanel.

I'll do a few NOTD's using the colours I havent already swatched.

Do you own any of these shades?
*PR sample

11 comments:

  1. wow!it's the first time that i agree so much with someone's choices!i have to admit i adore all these colours.lovely!!!

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    1. Thanks. Metallic colours seem to be really popular during the colder months but I dont like them on myself.
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  2. I sooo want the Nails Inc Porchester Square.. So tempted to treat myself after payday!! xxx

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  3. Great picks, I love all of these, especially LD's Supermodel :) x

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    1. Another Supermodel fan :) I love the brown tones in it.
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  4. Some gorgeous shades. It's funny how the weather changes and you are suddenly drawn to different shades. x

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    1. I love the dark shades but I still squeeze a few brights/pastels in during winter, cant help it and no doubt Opera Ballerina will be back on my digits soon.
      xo

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  5. Love reading others autumn nail polish picks even though it is now spring down here in NZ :)

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    1. I always forget the seasons are different in some places.
      xo

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