Monday, November 8, 2010

Color My World: Autumnal Hues

Around October, I like to switch over from my mauves and melons of summer and switch over to the darker colors of autumn.  This year, I decided to really make the jump in to a really dark color- Sally Hansen's Wholesome Earth

I think a short, dark nail is so chic and modern, and I love the depth of this color.  It's really hard to see in this picture, but the color is a dark red/purple color-- very Twilight-esque and perfect for Halloween!

However, my beef with darker nails is the upkeep;  I feel like they chip so easily and it's super noticeable.  I find myself constantly repainting them because, gosh, what will people think of me if I have chipped nails???  I know what they are saying... "She was a nice girl, but goodness, those nails!  More chips then a Chips Ahoy! We can never talk to her again".

..or maybe not.  I might have an active imagination.

Anyway, if the Wholesome Earth is a little too vampire for your taste, I also keep Sally Hansen's Natural Sienna and Elegant Cognac in rotation.

Wholesome Earth, Natural Sienna, Elegant Cognac
I'm a whore of Sally Hansen.  I must be the sparkly bottles.

So ladies, what is your favorite color when the mercury begins to drop?

Always & Forever,


Lucky Girl said...

I'm a huge fan of OPI's You Don't Know Jacques and I'm Fondue of You. They are my favorites for fall. But, I'm adding a medium grey shade from Joe (Canadian only I think) into the rotation too :)

ang said...

Hands down, OPI's "Lincoln Park After Dark"!
That is a color that never gets old to me. <3

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

The fact that you paint your nails makes you my hero. I bite my nails like it's going out of style. It's disgusting but I can't stop.

bethany said...

Agreed on the dark, short nails! Long nails just creep me out. I'm a fan of dark reds and maroons with a hint of sparkle in autumn and winter. It's just so festive!

P.S. Yesterday...I walked to the post office and put something in the mail for you. They said you should get it by Friday or Saturday! It only took me nine months. ;)

Oonafey said...

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark is my go-to color of the season. I love that Wholesome Earth color though, I may have to try it out.

Oonafey said...

Oh! and I LOVE OPI Ink. It's a super dark blue/purple and (shockingly) I always get a ton of compliments on it from older women (like 60+). Who'd have thought they'd dig super dark nails?