Fall has long been my favorite season for nail polish, and over the past few years I’ve accumulated some tried and true shades. Since I’ve been working on using more non-toxic formulas, and also on decluttering my life, my collection has definitely diminished, but I have noticed three stand-out colors I continue to reach for. During this time of year I’m drawn to both deep reds and burgundies, and mauve shades with a hint of grey. I find that these two color families give me enough versatility for the season, and still feel autumn-appropriate. On to the polishes!
One of my favorite everyday neutrals, Rue by Zoya is a mauve that veers more towards pink. It’s a sophisticated classic, and flattering on a variety of skin tones. I recently let my sister borrow this color, and she’s hooked as well! Zoya nail polishes are high-quality non-toxic formulas that are also both vegan and cruelty free. They have a vast selection of shades, and can be found at Ulta.
In my book, Laurel Canyon Lover is the perfect red. Not too bright, not too dark. It’s simply a classic. I love this shade year ’round, but it has just enough depth to be perfect for autumn. Lauren B. Beauty polishes are adorably packaged, non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty free. I love the California inspired names and the on-trend color selection.
This color is one of the more unique polishes I own, and I love it for fall. Windsor Mews is a lavender purple color that has stormy grey tones mixed in keeping it from being pastel. The Nails Inc. Nailkale collection is a favorite of mine for the easy to apply formula and interesting shades. These polishes are 5-free and cruelty free.