Mani: Back-to-School Preppy Plaid

I wish summer could last forever, but alas! It is not to be. School started today, and I decided to go back in style with fall colors. I broke a nail recently, so all my lovely long nails got filed down to nubs — I think I went a little overboard on my left hand, lol.


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Week 27: Autumn 27:autumn

Autumn is my favorite season. I’m lucky to live in New England, where the changing foliage is stunning and dramatic. Even on my daily commute to and from work over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed the previously green trees turning gorgeous shades of yellow, orange, red, and russet. I love the crisp bite to the morning air. Apples are my favorite fruit, caramel my favorite candy, and Halloween my favorite holiday. And the fall collections of nail polish are some of my favorite colors!

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Zoya: three Satins

I love autumn. Well, except for that whole back-to-work thing. But I love the transition to cooler temperatures, apple picking, Halloween, and especially fall colors. The various fall polish collections are mostly out, except for some Halloween-specific ones, and the only one that was a must-buy for me was Zoya. I got all six Cashmeres (creme finish), three Satins (metallic finish), and four PixieDusts (textured matte finish). First up for swatching is the set of Satins.

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Butter LONDON Fall 2013: Colour Clash

BL Colour Class

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I’ve been eagerly awaiting butter LONDON’s fall collection, because let’s be honest, fall colors are my fave. I’m an autumn, color-wise (medium brown hair with a hint of red in the sun, hazel eyes, fair to light skin), and all the russets, coppers, bronzes, and golds of fall make me happy.

So how bummed am I at this collection?

The colors in this collection are as follows (descriptions are from the butter LONDON website).

  • Cake-Hole (An opaque, nearly neon pink crème) – this color was previously available only at Macy’s
  • Pimms (A sunflower yellow crème)
  • Cotton Buds (An opaque, pure white crème)
  • Giddy Kipper (An indigo shimmer)
  • Wellies (A grass green crème)
  • Silly Billy (A fire orange crème)

I guess this fall is all about brights, which I think will be fun in clothing, but it just doesn’t satisfy my desire for all those burnished reds, oranges, and greens of autumn. The collection is available now at the butter LONDON website.

What do you think? Are you going to pick up any of these?