This Friday’s theme in the little blogging collaboration I’ve been doing with my friends Jay of The Scented Library and Julie of The Redolent Mermaid is one near and dear to my lacquer-loving heart – those beauty items, accessories or fashionable finds that only see the light of day come Fall. Living in a place that sees its predominately cool-to-frigid weather interrupted only by bursts of sweaty summer humidity, I have an absolute ton of cold weather-only clothing – my closet is a veritable tribute to black sweaters and many, many fingerless mittens. So nothing too special there.
I do, however, have quite a few autumn-only nail polishes. I suppose it’s a little weird to segregate your beauty items into seasonal appropriateness, but here we are (hey, those “Find Your Colours!” makeup-matching programs that were so popular in the ’80s – I was just talking about this with a friend the other day! – made an entire industry out of it.) Here’s my pick for my favourite mostly Fall polishes. 😉
Leaf of Faith – KB Shimmer
Straight up cranberry jelly, right, extra lumpy? 😉 I used this polish years ago to create one of my all time favourite manicures – cranberry sauce from the can, still in a solid log and bearing its all-important rings. This is a staple on Canadian Thanksgiving tables, FYI. The television show Corner Gas had an entire episode about Brett Butt’s quest for a solid log of ringed cranberry jelly; his holiday meal could NOT begin without it!
Road to Awe – ILNP (I Love Nail Polish)
Dusky Halloween purples tinged with the barest hint of autumn’s crunchy golden leaves.
Brains & Boo-ty – Painted Polish
Halloween in a bottle! Beware, though, this polish is an absolute beast to remove; just snaggy glitter for days.
Lava – Sally Hansen Lustre Shine
This gorgeous, tequila sunrise-hued polish is one of the oldest in my collection. It is so, so flattering; I think it looks just like a maple leaf on the cusp of its big yellow-to-red colour change.
What are your favourite Fall-onlys, friends? Anything I really ought to be adding to my collection? Please do hit me up, and a wonderful weekend to you all. 🙂