Beauty, Nails

Favorite Fall Nails

November 14, 2015

Nails Inc Uptown Essie In Stitches Dior Diorette 988

Over the summer, I was wearing lots of bright nail colors, but this fall I have been wearing more neutrals and darker shades. It’s interesting to see how the change in season changes people’s preference in nail colors. I miss those bright pastel colors from the summer, but it would just be odd wearing some of the colors now, especially since Chicago is getting so cold, dark, and gloomy. Here are the three colors I have been wearing again and again this fall!

I received Nails Inc. Uptown in my September 2015 Glossybox. This is a beautiful dusty pink. It is highly pigmented and thick, so only one coat was needed. It lasted almost a week with no chips. This is a safe color to wear to interviews and coffee chats during recruiting season because it almost blends in with the skin.

essie In Stitches is one of my top 5 nail polishes. The picture doesn’t do it justice so I’d recommend you go out and get this! When I have this on, sometimes I stare at my nails for minutes because I get so mesmerized by the gorgeous color. The quality is so-so. Essie nail polishes are more known for the lovely colors than quality. It will last a week if a quality top coat is applied.

Dior Diorette 988 is my first luxury nail polish purchase. I’ve always wondered if luxury branded nail polishes are actually worth the money. It’s hard to describe the shade of 988 because it looks different under various light settings. It mostly looks plum, berry, or purple to me, but one of my friends said it is red and another said dark pink, so who knows! The formula is supposed to mimic the gel effect with a smooth and shiny finish. This is highly pigmented and does not cause any streaks. In the beginning I was not used to the large, long applicator. Due to the size, I was scared that I will make mistakes, but it was actually pleasantly easy and I was able to color my nails much faster than my other nail polishes. I expected this to last longer than my other polishes, but it was on par. I had a couple chips within a week. Overall, I am extremely pleased by the color and the applicator, but I’m not sure if this is worth the price. It is fine to splurge every now and then, but I purchase new shades every season, so this wouldn’t be affordable! Therefore, I probably won’t be purchasing a luxury nail polish for a while and I will be using up every last drop of this one!

What are some of your favorite fall nail colors? I am especially interested to hear if you’ve tried a luxury nail polish brand and what you think of them. Do you think it’s worth the price?

Nails Inc Uptown Essie In Stitches Dior Diorette 988