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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On Trend for Autumn: My Top Nail Polish Picks for Fall 2014

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It's almost September and while we don't really have a "real Autumn" here where I live, I still look forward to the shades of the season.

For fashion I'm seeing lots of the patterns I love and I can't wait to see how they'll be translated from the runway this year to real life. But below are the shades I think will be HOT for Fall this year - for nails anyway. I see nail art continuing to grow in popularity as well, but for now, we'll just tackle the shades of the season...through my eyes.

Contnued after the jump...

I see a whole range of greys. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Face it, gorgeous greys are always going to be on-trend. I'm also seeing browns in all of their various shades and finishes along with, believe it or not, purples! From true purple to dusty to muted to violet orchid shades. They're all going to be a hit on your nails this season.

And of course reds and berries are always a great choice. As Fall approaches, I'm seeing my tastes lean more to the richer, deeper shades of both red and berry.

But don't discount brights. Typically brighter shades are reserved for Spring and Summer months but I think this year brights are still on the menu. Things are a'changin'! Heck I remember when wearing white after Labor Day was taboo and just look at us now! Same with brights. Though I wouldn't say neons and pastels are going to be a real Fall trend anytime soon.

Blacks. Well, truthfully I'm not seeing just plain goth black nails, but I think blacks with a twist will be popular - flecked, glittered, holo'd up and trotted out for those "statement nails."

There's another thing I think the "powers that be" will try to make work - metals. Golds, silvers and bronzes. I'm not sure how successful this will be, except maybe just incorporated into nail art. If others are like me, I think we're sort of over metals. STOP TRYING TO MAKE "METALS" HAPPEN! Whether I'm right on this one I don't know. Only time will tell.

So I've picked some of my personal favorites that I'll be wearing this Fall to stay on trend and pulled swatches of them from my blog. And I'd love to hear what YOU will be wearing!


First my personal favorites that don't seem to fit into a specific color-category because they're so complex...

a England Sleeping Palace. You KNEW that was going to be first. And while it's my personal favorite, I do see this as being a trend shade this Fall. It goes with everything and every skin tone!

Philly Loves Lacquer 2AM Coffee - it's another of those shades that will go with most anything.

And Darling Diva B!tchcraft. Holo goodness. Is it brown? Grey?

Pure Ice Moonlight


Colors by Llarowe Smokin' in the Boy's Room

Elevation Polish Rapa Nui

Elevation Polish Shillin Stone Forest

Girly Bits Elephant Shoe

Illamasqua DWS

Kiko 381

Nails Inc. The Thames

Pahlish Eleven's Hour is Now Over

Pahlish Mountains Beyond Mountains

Pahlish Ideas of Things


Purples, Plums and Orchids

Elevation Polish Mount Cangyan

Illamasqua Gothiqua

KBShimmer Plum Tuckered Out

Kiko 385

Nails Inc. Holland Park Road

Illamasqua Dedicate

Kiko 315

KBShimmer Radiant Orchid

Nails Inc. Devonshire Row

KBShimmer Pansy-Monium

Pahlish Shifting Twilight

Pahlish Tenderest Touch

Superficially Colorful Giggly Thermal

SoFlaJo Involved

Above the Curve Wisteria

Browns, Taupes, Camels

6 Harts Polish Bat Crap Crazy

a-England Ascalon

Above the Curve Friday the Thirteenth No. 1

Elevation Polish Grote et Cascade

Paint Box Polish Mama Lion

Zoya Emilia

Zoya Normani

Colors by Llarowe Human Nature

Pahlish El Topo Petit

Zoya Spencer

Picture Polish Demeter

Reds, Berries

Above the Curve Raziel

Illamasqua Vice

Zoya Payton

Chanel Rouge Noir and Vamp

Dior Nuit 1947

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin

Colors by Llarowe Mighty Red Baron

Elevation Polish Volcanic Dust

Colors by Llarowe MJ's Jacket

Elevation Polish Toubkal

Illamasqua Throb

Blacks, Charcoals

Zoya Storm

SoFlaJo Black Beauty

Elevation Polish River Rock

Dance Legend Gothic Veil

Darling Diva Wicked

Elevation Polish Black Ice

Autumn Brights

Elevation Polish Pic de Sotllo

KBShimmer Right as Reign

Picture Polish Shy Violet

Superficially Colorful Tsahik

What does your Autumn palette look like this year?

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  1. It stays quite warm in fall where I live so I tend to miss a lot of fall everything - always seems I barely get a taste of fall shades for fashion and pouf it's on to Dec holiday colors and bling. Far as the gray category -know it's popular but grays never look good on my hands tho I wear a lot of black/gray in fabrics/wardrobe - I find for my oddball climate in fall to early winter, reds always work - they bridge well from the bright summer shades into an acceptable fall shade. I grew up in the 40s when colors for seasons were very much the rule - now days, very few to no rules - tho I still would feel funny wearing a bright pink on my toes in Jan!

  2. wow, Iove these polishes.
    You must know, I love glitter nails, so it is really cute.

  3. What a fun post. Thank you for this round up!

  4. Do you think EP Toubkal is very similar to Zoya India? I'd love to see a comp of those two!

    1. Well they're in the same color family for sure but Toubkal has a more squishy jelly look and totally different shimmers and slightly bigger micro-flakes. And it's slightly cheaper. I can't compare th em right now but if you'll remind me on my FB page I can next week. ♥

  5. LOVE this post and while I am usually a brights person, I found several that I have in my collection...SQUEE Louboutin....and some I need to hunt down! Happy fall to everyone not in Florida LOL

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  7. Very helpful ...thanks for the roundup..I am officially excited about all the fall shades, and yes, I am also over metals. So over them.You are not alone there.


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