02 November 2017

Chanel, Essie, LOV are nailing it for us this season

Allsun, Emma and Emily from Fluff and Fripperies Beauty Blog

Essie’s Ready to Boa may be from last year’s winter collection but, to me, it’s the perfect autumn nail shade. Described as a bronzed mahogany, this has a lovely warmth and is shot through with a fine metallic shimmer. I think it has a really cosy vibe. Formula-wise, it’s all good – a smooth two-coater with no streaks. And obviously I love Essie even more now we can find it for €9.99 in the local chemist.

For Emily, it’s all about Chanel’s Mythique, which she included here in her seasonal faves. “I love using nail polish to help ease myself into a new season, it's the perfect transition piece especially if the weather isn’t quite ready for wardrobe changes just yet. To give a nod to the changing seasons I like to shop my own make-up collection to rediscover old favourites and opting for seasonal coloured nail polishes is a dead handy way to give a nod to the progressing year without too much effort!

Autumn nail polishes Essie LOV Chanel

This is a particular favourite of mine. Mythique is a deep burgundy that’s a little more brown than red and, after two coats, it’s perfectly opaque. It’s a dramatic colour that manages to be warm and soft at the same time. An ideal addition to the rota for the autumn/winter months. And, of course, it’s Chanel.”

Whereas AllsĂșn is all about Auburn Affection from LOV. “My new favourite beauty brand has done it again. This is a pinkish brown that, on my nails, is a creamy chestnut colour that goes perfectly with any autumnal outfit.  While the first coat can end up sheer in patches, two gives perfectly full coverage and brings the high-shine formula to life.

Victoria's Secret bath and beauty products

For me it’s the brush that sets this polish apart from all others: it’s one of a kind. The rounded shape coats the nail evenly and precisely in one stroke. I have notoriously shaky hands and bad eye to hand co-ordination, so this is the bomb.  The polish lasts through plenty of house cleaning and gym sessions, and doesn’t lose the glossy shine. It has great lasting power and only starts chipping around day six, which is great for an affordable nail polish. Snap it up in Shaws Department Stores or selected pharmacies for €5.95.”

What are you wearing on your nails this weather?

Photos by Rua Photography

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