10 Nail Polishes I Will Be Wearing in Autumn/Winter

​10 favourite nail polishes for the season

Nail polish used to be a thing I was obsessed with, I had tonnes of different colours and finishes and would spend hours painting my nails so they looked perfect. I am sad to say that after the birth of my second child, the nail polish addiction fell by the waste side, my nails became weak and brittle from using sterilising solution and so I just gave up painting my nails and my nail polishes sat unloved in their storage box.

So why am I writing a blog post about nail polishes? The reason I am writing this post is to rekindle my passion for nail polish because I do actually miss it. Strange as it may seem, that little time I spent on my nails made me happy, to be out and about and to look down to lovely, colourful nails would make me smile and for one reason or another, it made me feel more put together. 

So I am going to go through my favourite nail polishes for the autumn months in the vain hope that it will make me get off my behind and actually dedicate some time to making my nails look put together again. 

As you can probably gather from the picture, I have a certain love for blues, greens and purples; I gave away quite a few of my nail polishes to my niece when attempting to declutter my collection. These are the polishes that I will be wearing through the next few months and I am also going to post a few polishes that are on my wish list, I might find an excuse to get a few more. 

The Blues

Blue is not really a colour you would necessarily associate with autumn but a nice pop of teal or muted blue can work really well in the autumn. These are my three favourite blues for the colder months.

OPI – Dining Al Frisco. This is a blue with a shift of silver and has a very shiny, metallic look that would go really well with navy or even orange if you are feeling daring. 

Essence Gel Polish – Miss Captain. This is a muted petrol/grey tones blue that will look fabulous as the weather gets colder.

China Glaze – Shower Together. This polish looks brighter in the pictures but this is a lovely teal colour that will go really well with purples and oranges especially, it is really rich and perfect for injecting a little colour into autumn. 

The Purples

Over the past few years, purple has become a firm favourite in my wardrobe and in my makeup collection so it is hardly surprising that I have lots of much moved purple polishes. 

Butter London HRH – This is the only Butter London polish I have, I got it at TK Maxx on sale and love the shiny purple shift and metallic look, the colour is so rich and elegant.

China Glaze – Teen Spirit – Named after the legendary song by Nirvana, this is an almost black, purple polish with lots and lots of sparkle and glitter, what more could you want on a cold, bleak day?

China Glaze – Draped In Velvet – This is a deep magenta purple with gold shimmer in, a perfect berry shade for the autumn months that will go with every autumn outfit. You could also match your nails to your favourite autumn lipsticks. 

The Greens

Green is my favourite colour, it is so rich and calming at the same time and at one point, most of the things I owned were green, I even have a collection of green glass. Out of all my nail polishes, I have the most greens.

OPI – Jade Is The New Black – This is such a rich and sumptuous jade colour that will work well with browns and purples.

Barry M – Watermelon – This is such a beautiful dark green that will go well with any autumn outfit, it is a lovely alternative to black and will work well under a glitter top coat. 

OPI – My Dogsled is a Hybrid – Where do OPI come up with these names? This was one of my first nail polish purchases and an all-time favourite it is such a nice sage colour that is great for the autumn months.

Wildcard polish – Essence Gel polish in Serendipity 

I have put a wildcard in on account of really liking this colour for the colder months. This polish by Essence (available at Wilko) is a mushroom grey colour with a pint of purple that is really classy and sophisticated, it is the type of neutral colour that will go with absolutely everything and anything. This is a perfect nail polish for those people that want something understated but it still makes a statement. Essence makeup is also really budget-friendly, so if you are not sure whether a particular colour would suit you then you have not lost out that much. 

Wishlist nail polishes

Since rediscovering my love 4 nail polish I have been looking at a few new releases from China Glaze and OPI. I have put together a little wish list of nail polishes I want to buy in the future let me know what you think of them or if you’ve tried them yourself.

China Glaze My Little Pony Collection 

As all of you know I am a little bit obsessed with My Little Pony and so when I saw that China Glaze had done a nail polish collection inspired by MLP I was so excited. I also have found a few other China Glaze new Christmas nail polishes that I really love and want to add to my wishlist. Here is a list of the shades that are taking my fancy

Too Busy Being Awesome, I See Ponies, Hay Girl Hay, Cutie Mark, One Polished Pony, Let Your Twilight Sparkle, I Just Canterlot

The Glam Finale Collection 

I feel like China Glaze have really won me over with this holiday collection, it is so right for Christmas and the party season. I am loving the amount of glitters that they have, they all look fantastic, I am lusting over the following shades:

The Perfect Holly-Day, Teal The Fever, As Good As It Glitz, Disco Ball Drop

I hope you enjoyed my favourite autumn nail polishes, you are now all witness to me making the promise I will try my hardest to get these beauties on my nails over the coming months. What are your favourite nail polish colours, I would love to hear in the comments? 

Ciao for now beauties xx

22 Comments Add yours

  1. natskirk says:

    My Dogsled is a Hybrid looks so beautiful! i need this colour!!


    1. lifewithmrst says:

      It is such an amazing colour it’s a must have


  2. Hera Hassan says:

    Hey there! You know when I became a mommy for the first time I had such long nails. People thought they were artificial. But then I started to scratch my baby of course not deliberately. He would get scratched when I would pick him up or change his diaper and stuff. So I had to cut them off. I used to spend hours painting my nails too. And now I have such short nails I tell you. But I loved your blog. Essence is my favorite brand for nail polish too. I also have one in green by o.p.i but they are sitting in my vanity for years. Maybe I should now throw them out haha
    Nice blog! ❤


    1. lifewithmrst says:

      I know what you mean about long nails and babies I still have mine quite short. I actually like shorter nails more as I feel you can rock a lot of the darker colours easier. I have been loving the purple/black with my shorter nails, thanks for stopping by


  3. Maria Tong says:

    I always wanted to try gel polishes, but didn’t necessarily want to go to a salon, so knowing someone likes the Essence Gel Polishes is great!


    1. lifewithmrst says:

      I would really recommend essence polishes they are so cheap


  4. I really like Jade Is The New Black! I really need to get back into painting my nails; I haven’t done it in a couple years.


    1. lifewithmrst says:

      The jade is my favourite green. I have been painting my nails every couple of days, I look down at my nails and I feel gorgeous


  5. Shrawani says:

    Very beautiful collection 🙂


    1. lifewithmrst says:

      Thank you I am looking forward to wearing them all


  6. Britney says:

    I love all of these colors!


  7. Caroline says:

    I love Essence it is my favorite brand. It is very affordable and they are so easy to apply!


    1. lifewithmrst says:

      I love all the colours but I have most of the ones I want, wish they would bring more out


  8. Dana says:

    The Butter Longdon and the Dogsled… I see some major magic that could happen with those colors! And right, where does OPI get these names?! Love it though!


    1. lifewithmrst says:

      I wonder if they have a special person who comes up with the names


  9. Yulianna says:

    Great post! I love changing the colour of my nails every third day. You inspired me to have some violet colour next time.


    1. lifewithmrst says:

      I love violet, I have just done purple this week


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