Monday, October 13, 2014

Our Favorite Nail Polishes, Fall 2014 Edition

By Beauty Contributor Morgan Rainwater

The Best Nail Polishes for Fall (via Bubby and Bean)
1. 'Sew Psyched' Nail Color, Essie  //  2. 'Blue Bombshell' Nail Color, Maybelline Color Show  //  3. 'Innocent' Nail Color, Sinful Colors  //  4. 'Bare it All' Nail Color, Pure Ice  //  5. 'Pull Over' Nail Color, Sinful Colors  //  6. 'Go Overboard' Nail Color, Essie  //  7. 'Kiltlifter' Nail Color, Scotch Naturals  //  8. 'Rain Storm' Nail Color, Sinful Colors  

A few months ago I shared my favorite polishes for this past summer with you guys, and now that the weather's cooling off and autumn colors are everywhere, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my current fall favorites. Painting my nails is almost meditative for me - it's my Sunday evening ritual - and this time of year I get even more excited about it. (I even tend to go a little crazy with hand painting obsessively detailed Halloween and holiday graphics on my nails in the fall and winter; perhaps I'll share a tutorial in the near future?)

I got into more detail about my top brands in this post, and they haven't changed - Essie and the very affordable Sinful Colors - still top my list. So this time around I'm focusing more on the shades themselves (although I do own/have used each of these and can vouch for the quality of each in addition to the color). The picks you see above showcase some of this fall's trends for polishes, like the dusty green shade in #1, and the bright cherry red in #7. But trends aside, the simple reason for which I use these particular colors is that most are slightly darker than summer shades giving them a cooler weather vibe, but they're still a little unconventional for fall. I tend to gravitate toward funkier colors (which you may have figured out by now by the red hue of my hair - i.e. one that is not found in nature), so you'll usually see me in green or blue polishes over, say, a more traditional fall burgundy tone.

What are your favorite nail polishes for this fall? Do you prefer unique colors, or are you a fan of more traditional shades? Do you have a favorite from above? I want to know! - Morgan
Thank you to Morgan for sharing her top fall nail polish picks!  In addition to posting about her regular favorites, tips, and tutorials as Bubby & Bean's Beauty Contributor, Morgan is a high school Psychology and Sociology teacher, who, in her free time, can be found gardening, cooking (you can see some of her recipes here), drinking wine, or moonlighting as an amateur makeup artist.  



  1. #7 looks a lot like my signature red polish (though mine is Butter)! I do darker maroons this time of year, and sometimes in October I'll do black to get into the Halloween spirit. As we get closer to Christmas, I bust out the sparkles. :-)

  2. Red. I love this traditional colour in the colder months!

  3. I'm into funkier colors too and love both those Essie's for fall!

  4. Yes to a halloween or holiday nail tutorial please!!!!

  5. Oh! I love 1, 6 and 8. =0)
    Happy Monday!

  6. Essie colors are so pretty! They just do neutrals so well. This is a great selection :)

  7. My favs are six and seven. I see polishing my nails as meditation as well. I used to tell this to people, but that gave me some weird looks, so I keep this to myself now. Happy to hear I'm not the only one :-)

  8. LOVE 3 and 5, they're perfect for Halloween!

  9. My mom and I got manicures on Saturday and she wanted a more fall color. Me on the other hand...I'm still sticking with hot! It's a color for all seasons :)
    But I do love those gray/silver shades!

  10. Shades 6 and 7 would both be beautiful additions to my polish collection. Currently I'm wearing a purple shade from OPI - I chose it to coordinate with the colours of a wedding I was in over the weekend, but have found that I'm surprisingly fond of it and am looking for more deep purples this season.

  11. Love wearing reds, blacks, and glitters. Don't have a favorite brand yet. Love both the blues you featured in this post!


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