We can hardly believe the summer is nearly at an end. It's officially fall on September 22nd, and are ready to retire our summer brights in favor of the newest fall shades. In honor of our favorite time of year, we've rounded up some of our top picks for nail polish. These fun and fabulous colors take a page out of our travel bucket list as they are inspired by locations, rather than simple color palettes. OPI takes us on a trip to Iceland with a glacier blue polish, while Chanel sets moody tones for Fashion's favorite 'current favorite region, California.
Here are our picks.
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There's nothing we love more than a beautiful grey shade for the autumn and winter months. This gorgeous polish by Lauren B is muted but with a wild side. The glossy dark slate hue makes the prettiest neutral, while staying unexpectedly moody and dark. Bonus, it is quick drying and has a high shine, two things we look for in the perfect polish. The brush is also packed with twice the standard amount of bristles - hello! We're pretty sure Lauren B made took every complaint ever made about nail polish and corrected them in one small bottle. Did we mention that they even thought of fitting the cap with a special overcap for ease of use and grip? Oh, and its also free of formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor, AND is cruelty free and vegan friendly. They really did think of everything!
Exquisite color and a beautiful, lustrous finish. This limited edition nail lacquer is the perfect blend of understated with a side of drama. This stunning polish is scented with a rose fragrance and has a lasting, glossy sheen. Formulated with Argan Tree Oil for moisturizing benefits, this beautiful gray polish is a fall favorite for so many reasons.
We can't decide what we're more obsessed with, the polish or its name! Waking Up In Vegas [almond creme] What It Does Provides the high gloss and cushiony plumped look of a gel polish without the nail damage Long-wearing, quick-drying and highly pigmented Advanced contour brush with rounded tip follows the curve of the cuticles and spreads evenly for effortless, streak-free application Contains bamboo extract, safflower seed oil, biotin and green tea extract "7-free" - formulated without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor, xylene or diethylhexyl adipate Made in USA Good to Know Roll gently between palms before use. Avoid heat or flame. Keep away from eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with skin. Use in a well-ventilated area. Do not inhale directly.
Formulated with patent-pending technology, Burberry Nail Polish has a protective and long-lasting high-gloss finish with accelerated drying and hardening times. The formula contains strengthening and moisturizing elements, including anti-oxidant pro-vitamin B5 and myrrh extract, to help protect and care for nails and prevent breakages. Effortless application is guaranteed with a high-precision rounded-end brush design. Discover saturated hues direct from the Prorsum runway, intense, highly pigmented tones reflecting the British weather and landscape, and subtle hues of nude inspired by the trench coat, the most iconic of all Burberry garments. 0.27 oz. Made in France.
Part of the OPI Iceland Collection, 'Suzi & The Arctic Fox' classic nail lacquer has the slightest hint of purple to bring out the fox in you. The palette, inspired by the country's scenic, varied landscape of volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields and glaciers, perfectly embodies the the wild beauty of Iceland. Quick dry with a cream finish, this blue hue nail polish is an absolute top pick for us this fall.
Take Manhattan with you everywhere with this New York City inspired collection. As timeless and tempting as the city itself, 413 BLKR (shorthand for Bleacker Street) is a lush deep blue that's perfectly dreamy. The collection, a PBSD favorite, was inspired by NARS' original downtown boutique in SoHo. As branded by NARS' the polish really is 'DOWNTOWN INSPIRED. BOLDNESS REQUIRED.'
If orange isn't the best color to evoke fall, we don't know what is. 'Freedom Peach' by OPI is part of their Washington D.C. collection, created to represent the strong women of our capital. The line, which was made in partnership with actress and activist Kerry Washington, embodies the spirit of feminine power. The color palette reflects a sophisticated twist on classic fall shades. Other colors include winter squash, crimson reds, earthy browns, rustic gold, dusky blue, and lush green.
Inspired by the beautiful colors of dessert lands, Dolce&Gabbana has managed to bottle the sunset in the sand lands. With more than 470 bristles and a high-performance nail formulation, this nail polish goes on smooth and has a beautiful shine. Perfect for fall, pick up a bottle and pair with just about any outfit for a fashionable finish.
Another ode to our favorite city, New York, this luscious YSL gold nail lacquer was inspired by the greatest dance club of all time, studio 54. Complete with Chil Rose Oil to strengthen, moisturize and protect your nails from chipping and cracking, and a custom-made brush this shimmery YSL polish is not only fun, but functional. Bring out your inner diva with this polish that will add some sparkle to your everyday.
We're such suckers for a sexy red nail polish, and nothing could be sexier than a name like 'Smoke Red'. With a high gloss finish to the Tom Ford groundbreaking formula, this polish is the ultimate for both last color and durability. Did we mention its bendable? No chipping here! Tom Ford overlooked nothing when creating this high-performance polish. It might be our favorite color for fall this year.
Dark Little Me is a beautiful nail polish closest to opaque aubergine (which we LOVE!). The deep color of this nail polish is simply lustrous. Known for its '8 Free Formula', Smith & Cult has perfected a high performance lacquer formula that is free of Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide or Triphenyl Phosphate.
Straddling both red and purple palettes, Regents Mews is a nod to our favorite European city, London. The plum color is a fall favorite, and bonus - is made with Nailkale, the first nail care range formulated with anti-oxidant kale. The Nail Inc patented Regenerating Complex (a two-fold Aldehyde, Zinc and Calcium blend) boosts the production of keratin for stronger and healthier nails. For a complete, finished look try adding a top coat of Nails Inc Kensington Caviar 45!
This color is the perfect fall hue with the most subtle hint of summer. Vibrant and fun, African Violet is unique, and embodies the spirit of the wild continent.
Ok, we know that Essie is well known for their adorably nick-named lacquer colors, but we can't help but giggle every time we come across another one. Kimono-over is a fun and flirty color that's fashion-forward and perfect for fall. Durable and wearable for any modern gal, this plum color offers a great final touch to any outfit this autumn.
A high-shine, quick-drying polish that coats your nails in a rich smoky purple, Gabrielle by Julep Creme Nail Color is a nod to the brand's Seattle hometown. Its rich formula includes pure green-coffee-bean extract and is natural absorber of harmful free radicals.