Hello, all you lovely Posse folks! Yay — it’s finally October!! It’s gotten a bit cooler this weekend in my neck of the woods and we’re hoping to wave bye-bye to any temps in the 90s or high 80s; it’s dipped into the 50s at night, and it’s so nice to be able to open the windows. So I figured it’s high time to break out some fall at my fingertips.
I haven’t been wearing polish much at all lately, but the other day I caught a glimpse of a rich autumn nail color in my stash and knew I’d have to get into nail-polish gear: my old faithful, Merle Norman Sunset Red (pictured). And recently at Nordstrom, I saw a cute little limited-edition bottle of Butter London, in a metallic brownish-plum, called, oddly enough, Sea Shell. Despite the name, it reminded me of those deep, wine-copper fall leaves you sometimes see. Can’t wait to try that one on all 10 digits. And both look great on short nails, a very good thing in my case, where some nails wind up longer than others and I struggle to get them all evened up and looking balanced.
I also have some metallic taupes and browns that I might also put into rotation, now that I’m getting back into the groove of painting my fingertips. As for the toes, however, my luscious OPI red tootsies will stay the same until the sandals are put up for good and then I go au naturel until spring.
So what about you? How are you putting fall at your fingertips? Any great shades you’re already rocking or planning to wear soon? Or are you going subtle with a beautifully basic nude or a pretty French manicure?
P.S. Sorta funny nail story: When I got married way back when, I toyed with the idea of having lovely red fingertips to match my Christian Dior lipstick. Oy, the backlash I got! You’d have thought I suggested sashaying down the aisle in red satin hot pants! “You can’t have red nails on your wedding day,” someone told me, “You’ll look like a hussy!” And several other comments along the lines of “It just isn’t done, my dear.” Goodness –who knew? So I wound up with my first French manicure and was fine with it, but I still think it was a bit of a tempest in a teapot.