As summer winds down, I hope you head back to school or your job or your "normal" schedule with many memories of a summer well enjoyed. In NYC, the cooler weather is not the only change in the air - there is a noticeable sense of relief as our weekends are no longer jam packed with plans to maximize every free minute of summer!
New York Fashion Week is just around the corner. Next week, all eyes will be looking at the NYC runways to set the tone of Spring 2013. Gosh, 2013.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves and let's focus on fall trends! In nail polish, fall colors are traditionally smoky, sultry, or subdued. But this fall, glowing and glistening polishes take charge and are an integral part of completing the perfect outfit.
I selected five nail polish trends I think are standouts this season. For each trend, I'll share a polish in my collection and a link for you to see some other options! I've also created a Fall 2012 Nail Polish Trends board on Pinterest :)
#5 Saran Wrap Technique (also known as 'Cling Wrap' or 'Antique' technique)
This weathered looking effect looks intricate and deceivingly complicated. Not only is it easy, but the only tool required is something you probably have in your kitchen - saran wrap!
Zoya Monica (plum) with Deborah Lippmann Nefertiti (gold)
Here's a video tutorial from Ivana Thinks Pink!
Let Them Have Polish!
Love. Varnish, Chocolate, and More...
The Nail Polish Project
#4 Fall Foliage
What color defines the season better than the rich hues of changing leaves? While the awe-inspiring autumn colors are fleeting, you can admire these polishes long after the leaves have fallen and are swept away.
butter LONDON Shag
Jessica Pumpkin Delight (Amandalandish)
MAC Styleseeker (Vampy Varnish)
Orly Flicker (Pictured Tinsel)
#3 Metallic Golden-Green Duochrome
It's no secret that Chanel's Peridot sent shock waves of excitement through the nail polish industry. What's not to love about a metallic golden-green duochrome? This fall, there are many affordable options available so you can enjoy this trend without spending double digits.
GAP Gold Rush
Color Club Editorial (Prim and Polished)
Deborah Lippmann Swagga and a comparison (Lacquered Lover)
Maybelline Boho Gold (Nouveau Cheap)
OPI Just Spotted the Lizard (Polish Infatuated)
Here's some comparisons (All You Desire)
#2 Glowing, Fiery Red
OK, OK - red polish is in season all year. But this fall, glowing and fiery red polish has captured our attention and is undeniably one of the "it" trends right now!
Cult Nails Annalicious (Imperfectly Painted)
CQ All Heart (Rachel Marie's Nails)
OPI Danke-Shiny Red (Nails and Noms)
OPI Die Another Day (Lab Muffin)
Pretty Serious Nightmaren (Scrangie)
#1 Sparkly Pavement
Deep charcoal grey has been a popular nail polish trend this year so it's no surprise that for fall 2012, grey has been kicked up a notch. Dark grey with sparkle reminds me of the glistening streets of NYC and it's my pick for the #1 fall 2012 nail polish trend!
CIRQUE Dark Horse (The Polished Perfectionist)
Illamasqua Creator (Ommorphia Beauty Bar)
Milani Gray Tux and a comparison (Polarbelle)
NARS Night Breed (Fashion Polish)
OPI Metallic 4 Life (The Hungry Asian)
Revlon Sparkle Aplenty (Frazzle and Aniploish)
See you over on Pinterest!
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