As Autumn/Fall approaches its the perfect time to switch things up in your makeup and nail polish stash, gone are the days of pastel pinks and neon oranges, it's time to get those berry hues back out! I recently came across the perfect nail polish duo on the nailpolish.co.uk website that I think are going to be my staple/go to nail polish look throughout Autumn and going into Christmas.
The first shade I picked was Essie's Thigh High* (£5.95) this is a gorgeous deep maroon red with a subtle, almost metallic shimmer effect finish, it's the perfect shade to wear throughout the Autumn/Winter months and in my opinion it's absolutely stunning. In terms of application Thigh High goes on evenly with no streaks or bubbling and is completely opaque with just two coats, the slight metallic finish makes the nails appear really glossy too which I really like. As for lasting power.... Thigh High didn't chip on me as such but it did start to wear/fade at the very ends of my nails after around 3 days, this was with no top coat at all so it's quite impressive really.
The second shade I chose had to be a glitter shade as I do love me some sparkle he he, and when I saw Essie's Summit Of Style* (£5.95) I just knew it had to be mine and would go with Thigh High perfectly. Summit Of Style is a stunning antique goldish/bronzish glitter top coat from Essie's Luxeffects range, it contains large hex shaped glitters and smaller flecks that are suspended in a clear base making it the perfect shade to use on your accent nails or as a sparkly top coat. I was expecting Summit Of Style to be quite difficult to apply because of the different sized glitters but actually it went on very well, you can even create a beautiful ombre effect on your nails with this shade too which I think looks so pretty, arrhhh I love it so much!
Overall I'm absolutely chuffed with these two Essie nail polishes, they'll certainly see me through the Autumn/Winter months and I think adding the touch of glitter makes your nails not only look super pretty but so glam to, I'm going to get loads of use out of Summit Of Style during the festive season too, I'm already thinking of Christmas party nails ha ha. I'd highly recommend checking out the Nail Polish website too if your looking for higher end nail polishes that are slightly cheaper, the website offers over 1,000 colours and 100 treatments and are always adding exciting new products, brands and collections (with some huge brands being added in the next couple of months so I hear!) so it's definitely worth a look.
What are your favourite Autumnal nail polish shades beaut's?? I'd love to know.