I’ve never been much of a nail polish girl. It’s always felt too high maintenance for me. I mean, I have a hard time keeping up with washing my hair, so how am I going to keep up a manicure?
However, fall always makes me want to paint my nails for some reason. Maybe because fall colors are my favorite. So, I thought I’d share my four favorite polish colors for fall, in case you’re in the same boat as me.
(I’ve found it helpful to use a base and top coat to keep my manicures nice. I just picked up both at Target a while back, my top and base coats are made by OPI. My nails usually stay nice for a week or so. Although, I actually don’t mind it when my dark nails are a bit chipped…maybe it’s my 90s Pacific Northwest grunge roots showing up. Now that I think about it, I like wearing flannel and boots in the fall too – really all year. Excuse me while I go stream Nirvana…)
I’ve just discovered this green color. My friend sells Jamberry (and is obsessed with nail polish,) so she always has fun colors for me to try. I’m generally not into non-standard colors, but I love the muted, almost grey green of this one. Jamberry “Olive You.” (Side note – it’s really hard taking pictures of your own hands. That’s why only the top pic is my own. The rest are all from Cup of Jo, whose writers apparently have the same taste in nail polish as me. Or maybe they’ve inspired my taste, which is more likely the case!)
I’ve used grey on my nails for years during the fall. It’s the perfect neutral color. My current favorite is “Keep Your Grey Job” by Nicole by OPI.
An almost black navy goes with everything. My favorite is “Midnight Cami” by Essie, which sadly isn’t available anymore. Here’s a similar color.
This one is a great, moody almost black red. I find myself even pulling it out during the summer months when I want some color on my nails because I love it so much. The one I use is Essie “Berry Naughty.”
How about you? Do you paint your nails regularly, or are you like me and feel like you can’t keep up? Have any favorite colors to pass along?