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!

Anyhow….

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:

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Barefoot in Barcelona. Fall 2009. A great neutral with a bit of paprika thrown in.

Barefoot in Barcelona. Fall 2009. A great neutral with a bit of paprika thrown in.

Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow. Fall 2009. Now, I'm not much of a green polish kind of girl. But, I can't help but be drawn to this polish. I couldn't find it at the salon today, but I might buy some of this as well.

Here Today…Aragon Tomorrow. Fall 2009. Now, I’m not much of a green polish kind of girl. But, I can’t help but be drawn to this polish. I couldn’t find it at the salon today, but I might buy some of this as well.

Paploma Purple. Fall 2009. This is just a fun color when you are feeling whimsical but don't want to go TOO out there!

Paploma Purple. Fall 2009. This is just a fun color when you are feeling whimsical but don’t want to go TOO out there!

You Don't Know Jacques.  Fall 2008. This may not seem quite as glamorous as the others, but believe me: this is an AWESOME color.  Kinda taupe meets grey meets mouse brown.  Highly versatile.

You Don’t Know Jacques. Fall 2008. This may not seem quite as glamorous as the others, but believe me: this is an AWESOME color. Kinda taupe meets grey meets mouse brown. Highly versatile.

Boris and Natasha. Fall 2007 Russian Collection. A perfect raisin color.

Boris and Natasha. Fall 2007 Russian Collection. A perfect raisin color.

Russian Navy. This is the matte Fall 2009 version and this is the matte I want to try out this Fall. The regular version (Fall 2007) of Russian Navy is far more shimmery, but a pretty Navy none the less.

Russian Navy. This is the matte Fall 2009 version and this is the matte I want to try out this Fall. The regular version (Fall 2007 Russian Collection) of Russian Navy is far more shimmery, but a pretty Navy none the less.

Bogata Blackberry.  Part of OPI classics collection, discontinued but still available at most Nashville salons and online.  A great happy choice in a sea of earth tones.

Bogata Blackberry. Part of OPI classics collection, discontinued but still available at most Nashville salons and online. A great happy choice in a sea of earth tones.

 Ginger Bells- from the Holiday 2009 collection, so I'm not sure it is actually in the Salons yet.  But, what a GREAT pumpkin color.

Ginger Bells- from the Holiday 2009 collection, so I’m not sure it is actually in the Salons yet. But, what a GREAT pumpkin color.

Can You Tapas This? Fall 2009. This brown shade actually has lots of red in it. This may very well be my fave red for Fall.

Can You Tapas This? Fall 2009. This brown shade actually has lots of red in it. This may very well be my fave red for Fall.

And, here are my toes as of today! Feelin’ Fallish already!

So…are you ready to vote?  Which color would you pick for YOUR toes?

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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