Hello faithful blog-readers! I’ve had a little break from the nail world over the past few months. Got a little bored (GASP, I know) with nail polish, didn’t feel inspired by the summer colours that were on the shelves, and felt frankly tired of the recent nail wrap craze. Where’s the fun in slapping a sticker on your nail? I like the whole hog of sweat, blood and base coats. Anyway, the lovely Molto Fashion posted a link on her twitter to Essie’s Fall 2012 Stylenomics range and, hoo boy, I’m in love. It prompted me to think of the prettier colours I’ve seen recently. Is it possible (hopes) that vanilla, monochromatic manicures will make a comeback this autumn? I’d like to do my bit by showing you a few of the colours that are making me swoon at the moment.
Essie Stylenomics Fall 2012
First up, the Fall collection from Essie that started this all off. It’s full of jewel tones in high gloss colour, and it is STUNNING. With a capital STUNNING. Have a looksee!
Recessionista, from polishyoupretty.com
Essie describe this range as fabulous, intelligent and (best of all) “power color”. Sold!
Just found this delightful colour in OPI’S Disney Vintage Minnie Mouse collection. It’s a translucent pink with glitter shimmer and large pale pink glitter hearts, which makes my heart go all-aflutter. Probably works best as a top coat. How cute would this look over a cherry red?
I’m also super excited for OPI’s Fall 2012 Germany Collection – hits a similar note to Essie’s, but a few neutrals and some shimmers thrown in. Danke-Shiny Red is gorgeous, but I’m a sucker for shimmery ruby reds. Scrangie
put a matte top-coat on it to resemble a Zoya shade, and the effect is stunning.
German-icure is also gorgeous, a burnt-red shimmer with plum overtones.
Mac launched their first permanent nail lacquer collection this summer, and I love the range. I particularly heart these three vampy shades, ideal for autumn and winter. Check out, from left to right, Midnight Tryst, Nightfall and Sparks on Screen.
Naturally, amidst all these beautiful dark and twisty colours, I am prolonging the summer by wearing a cute coral No. 7 shade I picked up in Boots this week. As long as it’s 20 degrees plus outside, my nails will be bright and summery.
Until next time! xo nua eabhrac