My Favorite Fall Colors!

I love fall! Such a beautiful time of the year, especially since all of my favorite colors are everywhere: burnt orange, deep reds and purples, browns and greens...makes me smile just thinking about it :-) So below are three of my favorite fall colors...between the three colors, they should cover your entire wardrobe(remember, everything doesn't have to be perfectly matched, just as long as all the colors go together)...

This is one of my favorite RBL (Rescue Beauty Lounge) colors, No More War. It's a deep olive green that goes on so perfectly. The formula is excellent and it really lasts for 7-10 days! The first pic shows the deep, dark tones of the color. The second pic I took with the flash on to show the brighter, warmer tones of the color. Isn't it gorgeous! Perfect color to go with browns, tans, purples, a burnt orange, teal/turquoise and even black.

The next color is Sally Hensen Salon, The Deepest of Violets and it really is! I like Sally Hensen formulas, they apply smoothly and you can get a few days of wear from them. But when you are someone who changes her nail polish as much as I do all you need is a couple days of wear anyway. My only complaint about this polish was the skinny brush (it makes the application awkward) but I think I have just gotten used to the OPI pro-wide brush. But I really like the depth of this color, as shown by the two pics. Again, the one at the top shows the deeper, blackened purple base of the color while the second pic shows the warmer purple tone of the color. Lovely...a great steppin' out for the evening sort of color. And it goes with just about anything because it's almost black.

Last, but certainly not least, one of my favorite colors from OPI's Holiday 2009 Collection, Ginger Bells. The perfect color for fall and for brown skin! When I first saw this color it immediately reminded me of candied yams and my grandma's sweet potato pie, it's the perfect Thanksgiving Day color! I didn't even need to take two pics of this color because I thought that this pic captured the color very well. It's a very warm fall color. And of course, like most OPI colors, the formula is great. The wide brushes that OPI polishes have really make for easy and smooth application.

So these are my three favorite fall colors and they will definitely transition with me into the winter! Hope you guys have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Hello Polish Freaks!

I have what I like to call a passion for nail polish,though others might call it an obsession. But whatever you want to call it, it's my passion and I want to share my love for polish with my fellow polish freaks. I like quality polishes such as OPI, Essie, Zoya and Rescue Beauty Lounge (which is my splurge buy every now and then!). So what better way to share an obsession than through a blog. You may be thinking, "What makes your polish blog so different from the ones that are already out there?" Well my answer to that would be: I am a college student with not a whole lot of money to spend on entire collections of nail polish so my blog is going to be creatively different. I view nail polish as an accessory to my wardrobe and an indicator of my mood. I intend to post my favorite colors of the season, make suggestions about wardrobe color co-ordinations, suggest colors for special events/holidays, etc....I think you get the idea....The other thing that makes me different is that I am African-American, so I think it will be good to get the perspective of a person of color for what polishes work best against our skin tones. I'm not only going to feature my hands, but those of my friends as well (and they are all different shades!) As you may know some colors may look good on some, but not on others. This is because different colors pick up various tones in our skin...So this is my polish blog...I hope you enjoy it and make this your first stop for polish suggestions....PEACE!