Fall Nail Colors


Is Fall the best season, or what?

Black is just one of those colors that always looks good, no matter what. I especially love wearing it during colder months. And yes, I mean both: clothing and nail polish.   As a matter of fact, I’ve been wearing nothing but black since Wednesday… My hands tend to get very dry during fall and winter and wearing dark polish like black or burgundy, in a strange way, makes me pay extra attention to my hands. I think with darker colors your dry cuticles are a bit more visible so I always tend to moisturize my hands a lot more when rocking my favorites like Essie Licorice, Marc Jacobs Blacquer or Dior’s Nuit 1947. Dark mani also looks so pretty when you wear loose, chunky knits- don’t you think?


During this time of year, I also love different kind of nudes, like Essie Perennial Chic or Dior Minimal. Both are true nudes that are flesh-toned, but they do not blend in with my skin, which is saying a lot since a lot of those colors tend to do that. Colors like these, very much like black, just go with everything and always look good.

ssie Tuck it In my Tux swatch

Creamy off-whites like Essie Tuck it in My Tux or Marc Jacobs Snow White and grays like Glitter Daze I’m Sort of a Big Deal are colors I usually reach for when I can’t decide on a color. They’re not as bright as true white polishes and really add a little “softness”. I also love pairing colors like these with a matte top coat- is matte top coat still a thing? Because I still use it, all the time.


Glitter Daze I’m Sort of a Big Deal, Essie Model Clicks, Dior Nuit 1947, Essie Perennial Chic, Dior Minimal and Essie Hang Up the Heels. 

Hope you’re all hanging in there! I know that last couple of days have been such an emotional roller coaster for a lot of us and it seems a bit strange to be talking about things like nail polish; things that, at the the end of the day don’t really matter a whole lot (I mean, unless you’re me- last night my nail polish chipped when I was going to bed, and I couldn’t sleep because it bothered me so much, so I had to get up and paint it again). To be honest, I’m feeling emotionally drained but working and staying busy has been keeping my mind preoccupied, which I’m thankful for. So, get ready, because I have a lot fresh, fun content coming your way. Love you. Mean it.


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    Christine C.
    November 10, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    I’ve felt the same way. I felt stupid for wanting to talk about skincare and makeup, but felt like if anyone else out there was like me, then maybe I was giving them something that they loved reading about and a chance to distract themselves from all of the violent, hateful comments and news stories I keep reading and seeing on tv. It’s been a long, sad week for our country for sure. Seeing beautiful pictures of nail polish is something that I for one appreciate!

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      Paula @
      November 11, 2016 at 7:41 am

      I honestly keep thinking that it’s all going to turn out to be a bad joke. Can’t believe it. I’ve been feeling so down, I stopped reading any blogs or articles that talk about the election because the comments just kill me. Instead of standing together, it seems that everyone’s becoming more and more hateful. So, we have to do our part, keep going and spreading love. It’s all going to be okay!

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    Berfin Gence
    November 11, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Nudes and black are my favorite for fall, I love wearing them!

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    Natalie Harney
    November 11, 2016 at 3:55 am

    I need to get a bottle of Perennial Chic! I’ve been loving a sage green recently (essie now and zen) as a little autumn change up to my classic neutral polishes

    – Natalie

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    Ambar Syed
    November 11, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Love your picks Paula! Dark, vampy colours are a favourite of mine for fall – jewel toned shades can look so stunning :)
    Ambar x
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    Kiss & Make-up
    November 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Great picks, I love that you got a little bit of everything here.

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    Alisa Stanfield
    November 11, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Love your blog! Right now nail polish colors and House Hunters International are about all I can handle. Thanks for keeping all the lovely content coming our way.

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    November 11, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Actually I wear the same nudes from Essie that you showed. Both hands and lips get very dry. I have to constantly put cream haha

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    Lea H
    November 11, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I’ve been wearing the same colours through fall. Either I had a simple nude on my nails or then a dark red. I love your picture with the black nails.
    Lea, xx

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    Abigail Alice
    November 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    The dior colour looks so pretty. I never would have thought to go for an almost white colour on my nails but yours look divine.

    Abigail Alice x

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    Brittany Garcia
    November 11, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Love all these colors!!! That Dior color is flawless :)

    Brittany :)

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    November 11, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Love all these shades but that black Marc Jacobs one is beautiful! xx

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    Katie S.
    November 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    All of the black. I love it! That picture with the sweater and your nails looks like the coziest thing ever! I just picked up OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark and a new bottle of one of my long time favorites, Russian Navy. Can’t wait to get myself back into the swing of all dark nails all the time!

    This week has sucked. I’m sure there are people and places within this country that are happy, but I am certainly not in one of those places. It’s the most odd thing… Wednesday was just gloomy everywhere I went. But here’s hoping the system works and everything that has been worked so hard for doesn’t just fall apart. I’m hoping that he is just as shocked as we are and, while he talks a whole lot, has absolutely no idea what he’s doing and will just have the most unproductive one-term presidency in history. Or he’ll do something REALLY dumb and get impeached. At least we have some time to get a head start and find people to band together with to combat all of the things he’s threatening to take away. <3

    Katie |

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      Paula @
      November 13, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Thank you so much Katie! I love a nice, dark mani!

      So glad that this week is over now, ugh! I also don’t know anyone who’s happy, but I’m sure a lot of people are. I hope everything works out and I pray that him and his vp don’t do the things they said they’d do. I guess we just have to wait and see what happens! We definitely need to stand together, because from what I’m seeing there’s so much hate out there, it’s frightening.

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    November 11, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Wow love the black nail polish by marc jacobs

    Beauty Blog

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    Face to Curls
    November 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Loving all these shades, just so gorgeous but that black Marc Jacobs one is beautiful! Never thought I would love a black nail polish!

    Ann-Marie |

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    November 11, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    The black is so striking!
    Kathy x

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    The Gossip Darling
    November 12, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I love Essie polish!! I am picking up Licorice! I bought Chocolate by Bobbi Brown and I am obsessed!!

    Mel |

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    Dany Queen
    November 13, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I love the photo of the black nails, it’s gorgeous! I’m always looking for some new dark colors to add to my winter nail collection, I think something about having dark nails is just perfect for the darker months.
    xx Dany | The Queens Empire

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    Caked To The Nines
    November 14, 2016 at 3:41 am

    I aspire to have your nail polish (and makeup) collection haha! I need to try some MJ and Dior nail polishes because wow!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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