I’m so excited as this post contains our first VOTE. Yep, you get to vote- as in click the circle to vote- on which of these Top 10 nail colors is your favorite!
Labor Day has come and gone. I know I’m supposed to put up my flip flops, but I just can’t manage to do that….yet. But, to make it more palatable, I did just get a pedicure with a favorite fall color: Lincoln Park After Dark. A change of nail color can quickly change your mood and add that touch of seasonal color you want. A little tip for you as you take off for the salon: if you want to explore the matte nail polishes that are being offered, be sure to use a base coat, even though OPI does not recommend it. With no base coat, your nails will be chipping within 24-36 hours. What do I think about the matte colors? I think they look a bit like you took a sharpie to your nails, but the Russian Navy Matte (see colors below) has my interest peaked.
OPI, the nail salon favorite brand in polish, has a bunch of great Fall colors to choose from. I have picked my top 10 for you. Nail salons won’t always carry the colors you want, but remember that you CAN show up with your own, and that way make your manicure/pedicure last longer with DIY touch-ups. Now, I want you to vote on your favorite one (see survey at end under the picture of my toes!).
Not to lean your vote one way or another, but the first three listed are Escape Salon’s favorite 3 for Fall. Escape will pamper your legs and feet when you want more than the offerings of ubiquitous factory-line nail salons available in today’s strip mall. (not that I don’t visit said salons quite often….) It’s located at the HWY 70/100 split and is fabulous. Now, time to look and VOTE!
Here we go: StyleBlueprint’s top 10 nail colors for Fall 2009:
So…are you ready to vote? Which color would you pick for YOUR toes?
The results are in!
Winner: Barefoot in Barcelona.
Second place: Can You Tapas This?
Third Place: Lincoln Park After Dark.
Every color had votes EXCEPT Russian Navy and Here Today…Aragon Tomorrow.
So, if you want to know EVEN more about polish (I mean who knew there was so much to know?), three of these colors – Lincoln Park After Dark, Russian Navy and You Don’t Know Jacques create half of the six colors chosen to make a “suede” look by OPI. To see this variation, click on this page.
www.scrangie.com is a fun blog dedicated to nail polish. I have no idea how she has time to polish her nails this many times…but it sure is fun to see the color on her nails! I judged many of these colors based on her pictures.
- To see what Can You Tapas This?, Barefoot in Barcelona, Pamplona Purple and Here Today…Aragon Tomorrow look like on your nails, click here.
- To see what Russian Navy & Boris and Natasha look like on your nails, click here and here from the NailGal blog
- To see what You Don’t Know Jacques looks like, click here.
- No word on Ginger Bells…but be on the look out as I love that color.
- I can’t find Botaga Blackberry to show you, but Escape Salon says it’s da bomb and I believe them!
- OPI colors are available locally at the Cosmetic Market.
I hope you can get your Fall groove on by way of a pedicure soon! -Liza