Quick & Easy Fall Manicure

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Changing up my nail colours when new seasons hit has always been something that I love to do. Darker, vampier shades are oh-so-appropriate for Autumn and if you are looking for some new polishes to add to your collection you can check out my top nail polish picks for this season on my blog here.

I have been browsing through Pinterest recently for “Fallspiration” and have come across so many amazing fashion, makeup and nail photos (you can follow me here). I have been seeing a lot of dark wine shades for the lips and nails, which I love, and wanted to do a manicure that was perfect for Falll. I am not great when it comes to nail art, so I like to keep things really easy.

I applied two coats of the Revlon Parfumerie nail polish in Bordeaux to my nails and let them dry completely. Taking a piece of tape, I placed it diagonally across my nail and took a metallic gold polish from Essie called Good As Gold and filled in half of the nail. I then peeled off the tape before the polish had a chance to fully dry and it creates this amazing two tone effect. On the rest of the nails I took a Wet n Wild Fergie polish in Glamorous and applied that to the tips of my fingers. It has small and large gold glitters in it which work well with the dark red shade underneath.

I really hope that you like this quick and simple manicure and maybe even try it out for yourself!

 

Fall Polish Picks

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Now that Fall is here I have reluctantly put away all of my bright polishes (why did summer have to go by so fast?) in exchange for more season appropriate shades. Pulling out all of my darker polish shades really gets me in the mood for Fall and I have 5 other ways to get you into the Fall spirit on my blog here if you’re interested!

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue
This deep blue can really contrast against darker outfits this season. It has an amazing long lasting formula and is very affordable.

Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Bordeaux
I have a full review of this polish on my blog here, but it is a stunning deep wine red that is absolutely stunning on the nails.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Master Plan
This is one of my new found favourites and it’s a light grey with a bit of purple in it which makes it really unique. If you are more into grey polishes for the Fall then this is a great one to pick. I also have a review of this polish on my blog here.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Don’t Sweater It
This is an old favourite of mine and I am still obsessed with it to this day. It is a medium brown with a plum undertone and while it is a darker colour it is still neutral so it can still go with a multitude of different outfits.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Angora Cardi
One of my friends picked this shade up for me for my birthday this year and has quickly become one of my all time favourite autumnal polishes. It is a muted plum shade that has be swooning every time I wear it.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Penny Talk
Now while I am more into cream finishes when it comes to polishes I can’t help but be obsessed with this stunning copper shade. It’s a metallic finish so it can be a bit streaky on the nails but if you apply it carefully it can look really polished and beautiful. A statement colour for sure!

Essie Nail Lacquer in Good As Gold
Lastly I have another metallic polish and it is a brilliant bronzy gold shade. It too can be a bit streaky when applied but is completely opaque in one coat like Penny Talk and I love wearing this shade around the holidays!

What are your favourite autumnal polishes?

6 Ways To Get Ready For Autumn

6 Ways To Get Ready For Autumn

1. Change your nail polish colours

Changing your polish shades can be a really easy way to get into the Autumn spirit. Yes the bright corals, pinks and oranges have to go away but instead you get to experiment with darker polishes which can be really fun. You may even be surprised at how much you like a darker nail look on yourself. Give it a go!

2. Pull out the hot beverages

There’s just something about drinking a huge mug of hot chocolate and bundling up on your couch watching your favourite shows that can really help you accept the change of the season. I know that Autumn is officially here when Starbucks serves up their pumpkin spice latte (this girls obsessed) and I find it makes the transition much easier because I get to have one of my favourite drinks!

3. Photography

With colder weather comes the changing of the leaves and it really feels like such a magical time. Trees look like they are on fire with their orange, red and yellow hues which can make for some really beautiful shots. Try taking a few snaps for your Instagram or blog and you’ll be in the Autumn spirit in no time!

4. Switch up your outfits

The change of season means it’s time for shopping! Head out and pick up that new jacket that you were eying and give it your personal touch with your favourite scarves and boots. Also try logging onto Pinterest for some inspiration on how to change up your outfits. You can still use your summer pieces but make them more season appropriate by adding a cardigan or a cute knitted jumper.

5. Change up your makeup

I love playing around with different lip colours, and having a darker statement lip can really help transition your makeup from Summer to Autumn. Keeping your eyes minimal and rocking a dark red or purple lip can easily make you look effortlessly chic and takes no time at all.

6. Candles

Last but not least is filling your house with rich, warm scents. This was the first thing that I did to get myself into the mindset and I have been loving Leaves by Bath and Body Works. It smells of golden nectar, red apple and spiced berries and to me is the perfect scent for this time of year.

I really hope this post helped you out and gave you some ideas. As much as I am bummed that summer came and went so quickly at least I have these things to look forward to!

What are your favourite things to do during the Fall?