Monday, 6 October 2014

Back To Vamp.

As soon as I spot Autumn on the horizon, I get digging out the darker, vampier polish shades in my collection. Throughout S/S I'm firmly attached to my pastel and peachy shades, so they actually make a welcome appearance. I've actually been changing my nails every couple of days, and I've got my eye on a few more to add to my little collection.

I think I have to start with my all-time favourite, which is Nails Inc Hampstead Heath. This is such a gorgeous berry with a plum-red undertone. As you would expect from Nails Inc, the wear time is fantastic, meaning this is on my nails throughout the most of Autumn. One I picked up last year as a magazine freebie from them is Fashion Fawn; I'd describe this as a pretty ugly shade, but for some reason I just love the tone, and think it looks quite effortless and chic on the nails. I'm sad to see both of these are now discontinued, so I'll have to be finding new favourites once they've gone.

Another gorgeous berry is from the Avon Nailwear Pro+ range, in the shade 'tweed', This appears so dark in the bottle, but when on the nails a beautiful burgundy red tone shines through. It's not the most long-lasting and usually chips within a day or two, but with a good topcoat on hand I can make it last longer. And two from Topshop always make my favourites; before these came along I was on the hunt for the perfect grey polish but always found them so streaky. 'Cloud' and 'Sketch' have changed all that, and definitely make my top 5 Autumn polishes.

What are your favourite Autumn polishes?



  1. Carmen L.07:50

    Love the vamp <3 One of the things that gets me excited for the fall season!



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  2. I love anything wine toned. It just compliments my skin tone and looks quite polished but still statement-ish.

  3. sophie warner08:05

    You can't bear nails inc!

  4. Tweed indeed is the one to catch the eye! Such a pretty vampy fall color! For fall my go-tos are greys like YSL Gris Deco and darker nudes like Dior Grege and Sally Hansen Nude Now!


  5. I love taking my vampy shades out, but I ran out of my favourite one last year, AND it's been discontinued! :( xx

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  6. Aaah, that's such a shame! I'll be a bit gutted when my Hampstead Heath runs out, I can't believe they'd discontinue such a gorgeous shade.

  7. It is so gorgeous, I only painted my nails yesterday but I want to stick this on now!

  8. Hehe, if you mean 'beat' then you definitely can't ;)

  9. Yes, I definitely love that about the deeper tones, they really do look polished and quite elegant but not simple like a nude.

  10. Definitely! I want aaaaall the wine tones.

  11. jasmine turner15:09

    Love these shades, so pretty!

    xprincessjas | ♥

  12. I love the look of Tweed, such a pretty colour!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  13. Love the choices ! the Nails Inc Hampstead heath looks lovely :)

    Melissa || x x

  14. Kate Flint07:55

    Lovely choices! It's Spring here in Australia but I can't resist Autumn colours for October. It just feels right with Halloween around the corner! Today I am wearing OPI Got the Blues for Red. Perfect Fall Shade <3

    Kate |

  15. Love the title of this post :) I'm all about vampy shades for Fall as well- especially for lips! xo

  16. Yep, I've definitely been digging out my darker lipsticks too, but that's a whole other post ;)

  17. It definitely does feel right, having had it this way all my life I don't think I could cope with a sunny, warm autumn & christmas! Ooh, I just googled that OPI shade, it is beautiful!

  18. Thanks Melissa, it's definitely my favourite Autumn shade :)

  19. It is lovely, such a beautiful deep wine shade :)

  20. Thanks Jasmine, I love them all too :)

  21. Cloud looks so pretty! xx

  22. Tanya02:00

    I love the avon polish!


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