It’s been so long since I’ve done a Monday Manicure post, I’ve seriously been contemplating renaming these posts Nail du Jour and just calling it a day (whatever day that happens to be). But YAY! It’s Monday and I’ve got my life and my nails together enough to share. Behold, my current manicure!
Got my nails done at one of my favorite little lowkey nail spots last week, and I chose a combination of Essie Mesmerize and OPI Save Me from the Nicki Minaj collection.
Lately I’ve been obsessed with nails that look like nebulae and these colors gave me the look I was looking for. That Nicki Minaj Save Me is a fun silvery glitter with different shapes and textures of glitter, but it needs to be layered over a dark opaque color to truly pop. I love the cobalt/silver combo. Makes a great transition shade from summer bright to fall glam!
August is drawing to a close, my inbox is filling with back to school press releases, and there’s a distinctive chill in the air. Fall is drawing near and already some of the sweetest fall nail colors and collections are beginning to emerge! Let me tell you what I’m most excited about in upcoming nail stuff!
China Glaze’s Bohemian Luster Chrome Collection
I am HERE for this collection. It’s all mystical crystal ball color shifting chrome finish everything and I want EVERY last COLOR. Especially No Plain Jane, Want My Bawdy and Deviantly Daring.
· Unpredictable – Multidimensional gorgeous green
· Rare & Radiant – Extraordinarily rich gold
· Swanky Silk – Brilliant beige with peach undertones
· No Plain Jane – Lavish lavender-pink
· Want My Bawdy – Sexy sapphire blue
· Deviantly Daring – Adventurously bold peacock teal
Lancome Fall 2012 Midnight Roses collection
You know I’m a FOOL for purple and the Midnight Roses fall collection – which is out at counters now – does NOT disappoint! Lancome has ALL the hot purple lip colors and the nailpolish is a stunner.
Vernis in Love in Infusion de Prune will run you $15, and their new Vernis In Love Top Coat Mat in Givre Magique is a $15 top coat for a matte finish on any nail polish.
Orly Fired Up Fall 2012 collection
The Orly collection will be out in September and it’s very traditionally autumn. If you’re into wine, gold, rust and red, this is gonna be calling your name. I also ADORE their Flash Glam FX glitter collection. SO HOT.
Glow: Taupe Crème
Flare: Pale Gold Shimmer
Flicker: Rust Duo Chrome Shimmer
Ignite: Red Crème
Smolder: Deep Wine Shimmer
Rapture: Chocolate Brown Crème
Zoya NYFW 2012 Designer, Diva and Gloss Collections
Zoya has the NYFW 2012 nail collection thang on LOCK with three different collections out in time for New York Fashion Week! This here is the Diva collection. My personal fave – Daul – is CALLING MY NAME. “An enchanting red-toned purple with heavy purple and gold iridescent metallic sparkle that gives a dream-like effect.” I need you NOW, Daul.
Elisa (ZP632) – Crimson red metallic
Suri (ZP633) – Royal purple metallic
Song (ZP634) – Egyptian blue metallic with a subtle sparkle
Ray (ZP635) – Pine green metallic
FeiFei (ZP636) – Magic blue foil sparkle metallic
Daul (ZP637) – Magic violet foil sparkle metallic
Y’know, there’s a LOT more on QVC to shop for besides my fashion picks – QVC is NO slouch in the nail department! You can get brands like butter LONDON, Sephora by OPI, and Pro Strong. I’m personally most obsessed with Mally Beauty’s at home gel manicure sets – I’ve been all the way turned out by no-chip manicures and the prospect of doing my own at home is TEMPTING. It’s $165 on Mally’s official site.
What are your fall nail favorites? See anything you want, need and gotta try above, bellas?