Sunday, 20 November 2016

My Autumn Nail Polish Picks



It's time to talk about nails. My nail polish picks have certainly become more tame this year compared to last year's options so feel free to check those out if you're thirsty for more shades. I have discovered a new brand and rekindled my love with an old flame that I didn't use for whole year which is exciting. 

Generally I kept it quite neutral and weather-related hence the two different tones of grey you've probably already spotted. I couldn't help myself, I'm obsessed with grey, sorry guys. 
All these gems are worn with a base coat and a top coat to extend longevity so keep that in mind. 

Annika's Au Lait is the most neutral nude colour I have tried in a long while but you can see a hint of pink in it. I love wearing this all the time as it's so understated and people don't even notice you have anything on but when they do, it's a nice and chic touch. I even suggested this nail polish to a friend who was getting married last month and she ended up buying it. The other shade I went for is Clean Slate. This is a grey with blue undertones. It applies beautifully on the nail and I do believe it suits cool-toned skin best but I still wore mine and loved it. Last but not least it the shade I'll be taking with me all the way to winter and especially the Christmas season, and it's called Deep Velvet. This is a deep red-burgundy with some sheen to it but no glitter. The pearl effect is very fine and subtle but adds more glossiness to the end result. 

Annika's nail polish bottles are £4.20 each (£3.95 for trade customers) and they're a bargain compared to its competitors like Essie or Nails Inc. I find them to be good quality as they last three days solid. You can get your hands on some over at Edge Nails.

If you've checked out last year's autumn nail polish picks, then you might have noticed that I do indeed love Orly as a brand. Once again I fell for it and this year I have added two gorgeous colours to my stash - Mansion Lane and Hillside Hideout
The first one I mentioned is the "other" grey. Now I know that some people won't get it but just because they have different under tones I see them as two different colours. Is that enough of a good excuse? Orly's option has purple undertones and it's much more rich. One swipe does the job and you're out the door. Hillside Hideout is a gorgeous berry-pink option for days I'm not feeling the deep red. I think that this is a gorgeous transitional shade but also a great pick for people who like a little more colour but don't feel like going for a bright option. 

So yeah, there are my 5 most used nail polish colours I have been loving this autumn. Tell me yours in the comment! 



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  1. I've never heard of Annika polishes before but I love that wine red shade! x

    Always, Alice

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    1. It's so gorgeous and perfect for the festive season :) x

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  2. I think I am in love with Deep Velvet! <3

    Last year I ventured out and tried a soft brown nail polish for the first time. I guess it's time to finally give grey a go too! xx

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. omg grey is so good! With the different undertones you can definitely fine good shade x

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  3. I havent come across Annika before but I tend to wear darker shades all year round x

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    1. Definitely worth checking out :) Which colours and brands do you wear? x

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  4. I have never heard of Annika before but I like the colours here.

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  5. Great post !

    http://www.fruityandpassion.com/2016/11/the-yellow-vintage-car-van.html

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  6. Love the colours! I really need to find some new polishes to wear for the Autumn cause I find myself going for the same colour each time I do my nails! -xo

    chloedanielle.co.uk

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    1. hahah I always buy the same colours so I know the feels xx

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