Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Season is here…Polish Colors for Fall 2011

Hello peachies! This fall season has all of the expected colors like jewel tones trending with pops of the unexpected like beige or nude.  From gorgeous greens and grays to beautiful browns and blues, there are definitely enough shades of color to go around this fall for everyone. 

DL's Billionaire

There have been greens that showed up throughout the year in different collections.  You will notice the greens in the various fall collections are very earthy, murky and camouflage-y sometimes with an unexpected twist like an iridescent finish.  Most of the popular nail lacquer brands like OPI, Essie and Deborah Lippman have incorporated a green in their fall collection.                     

Other brands like Chanel and Butter London also have amazing greens with a twist in the finish in their collection.

butter London Wallis


DL's Stormy Weather

Creamy grays, metallic grays…grays everywhere.  Grays, especially gray crèmes, came on the scene a couple of years ago.  They are very chic and the unusual neutral.  The trend continues into this fall with splendid slate- and marvelous metallic-colored lacquers. OPI and Deborah Lippmann incorporated gray crèmes in their fall collection while Chanel  and Orly opted for metallic grays into their collections. 

Beige and Brown

Essie Case Study

Carrying the nude trend over to the fall, beiges are big this season.  Whether it is yellow- or pink-based beige, you are sure to find one that looks great on you.  The nail polish brand, Zoya, dedicated one of their fall collections, Touch, to nude and beige colors.   

China Glaze Street Chic
The obvious color of fall, brown and its variations like taupe, is making its appearance this fall and the shades are sure not to disappoint.  

Blue and Purple
Blue and purple are poster children for jewel tones.  Smoky blues are all the rave this season.

Chanel's Les Jeans De Chanel collection dedicated the entire theme to blues.   Rescue Beauty Lounge incorporated a blue in the latest collection Firebird called Piu Mosso, described by Ji as an “inky blue-black with a flash of orange.”  OPI also has an inky blue cream, Roadhouse Blues.

Purple, whether it’s a subdued mauve or inky violet, this hue is included in the fall trend. 

OPI It's My Year

MAC Rain of Flowers

Red and Rust

OPI Color to Diner For

Summer, orangey reds are being traded in this fall for wine- and rust- tinged reds.   Brands like OPI and China Glaze are offering  some ravishing wine-colored reds in their latest collections. 

Rusty reds, a lovely combo of brown and red, are making a spotlight appearance this fall.  Armored with glamorous sophistication, these rust-colored hues will sure put you in the autumn state of mind. 
China Glaze Brownstone

So peachies! What say you?  Which colors are you gushing over?  These hot colors scream sophisication. You know I am partial to green and this season is no exception.  I am surprisingly amped to try the rust colors.  I don’t know about you but I am a fall baby who loves the autumn season and can’t wait to try some of these colors! 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

WHOA NAILY! Nicole by OPI Green Up Your Act (Fall 2011 Something About Color Collection)

Hey peachies! Green Up Your Act! is a muted green crème with a subtle blue-greenish look to it...almost viridian green but sort of camouflage-y. I hope that is a good description :-) Nicole by OPI is a 3-free brand (free of toluene, DBP and formaldehyde.) The formula and application is heaven which is kind of a surprise. In the past, Nicole by OPI had these "perfect stroke" brushes that were not perfect AT ALL. The brushes were awkwardly round, awfully short and super stiff (again far from perfect.) I guess they heard their consumers’ cry about how terrible those brushes were and changed them back. I applied three coats but you could easily get away with applying two coats. When I finished painting my nails with this awesome color, I thought it was superbly chic! Just chic beyond words and perfect for the fall. I just might put this in heavy rotation and that is saying a lot! It is unique. Green Up Your Act falls somewhere in betweenRescu e Beauty Lounge Orbit Non-Sufficient and Rescue Beauty Lounge Diddy Mow. I have a comparison picture below. Definitely, not as green as Orbit Non-Sufficient but way greener than Diddy Mow.  No dupes come to mind for this gorgeous color.  Green Up Your Act definitely deserves the WHOA NAILY! title. So you know what that means?! Go out and get it now! It retails exclusively at Target for about $7-8. 
(L to R: Rescue Beauty Lounge Orbit Non-Sufficient, NOPI Green Up Your Act, Rescue Beauty Lounge Diddy Mow)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Zoya Lolly (Summer 2011 ModMattes Collection)

Hey peachies! How I missed y’all! My summer has been great!  I had to take a short break from blogging to just enjoy the end of summer.  Zoya is a 4-free brand (free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP and camphor) and has an award-winning vegan friendly formula. Lolly was one of three nail colors in this matte-only polish collection.  Lolly is a bright medium pink matte that applied relatively well for a matte polish.  Lolly dries quickly like other matte polishes which is the reason why this family of polishes can be a bit painful to apply but in this case Lolly was easier to maneuver because how pigmented the polish was.  Another thing about matte polishes is the wear time is a lot shorter than regular lacquers. I only enjoyed Lolly for 1 day and half without chipsL!  Oh well, Lolly was fun to look at while it lasted.  I am still on the fence about matte polishes, I think I like my lacquers to shine...anywho to each its own.  Gotta have Lolly?  Get it at http://www.zoya.com/ for $8.