The Nail Post: Autumnal Shades

I love autumnal shades. I know, I know, I’m strictly a brights kinda girl on a day to day basis, but every year there’s something about the dark warm tones that really grabs me. Even the more cool toned nudes get a thumbs up from me as the weather becomes increasingly cooler and grey.

You may notice that the shades in the back row are some of my favourites from last year, I still love them now. However the front row of polishes (okay the front two – Chanel rose confidential has been hanging round for a long time!) are the new kids in town.

First up is Thorn by Topshop, I am totally in love with this colour as its not only a perfect autumnal shade, but fits occasions like Halloween and Christmas. Day or night, there’s no where this wont fit in, and it survives a good few rounds of washing up without a topcoat. Winner.

Next up is Luxedo by Essie, available in the diffusion line, this is an amazing Halloween shade, and although the formulas a tad sketchy, it’s the perfect autumn alternative to a standard black.

Chanel Rose Confidential is a beautiful muted pink, perfect for the days where nudes and darker shades just don’t tickle your fancy. Another crummy formula, this needs a base and top coat and will not withstand the washing up!

It’s safe to say I have a pretty sound collection here, but I feel like something’s missing. I won’t lie, Chanels latest releases are drawing me in, but let me know if you think there’s something else out there for me!


  1. charissa
    29 Oct 2012 / 5:15 pm

    I've saw quite a few people rave about this shade by essie and I love it. It's definitely a perfect autumn shade for sure. I love chanels rose polish too. So nice!

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  2. Lulu
    29 Oct 2012 / 6:02 pm

    The Essie and the Chanel look amazing!

  3. Claire Louise
    29 Oct 2012 / 6:49 pm

    Oh wow! I adore that Essie nail polish! Also, currently sporting Topshop's Thorn myself 🙂

    • HelloOctober
      29 Oct 2012 / 10:33 pm

      Good choice! So am I 🙂 x

  4. Megan-Elizabeth
    29 Oct 2012 / 7:50 pm

    I love Topshop thorn! It's a beaut! I'm in love with No.7 temptress at the moment though, another vampy red! Love them! x

    • HelloOctober
      29 Oct 2012 / 10:35 pm

      Oooh sounds lovely! I will have to take a look when I pass a no.7 stand next x

  5. Michaela Tegg
    29 Oct 2012 / 8:00 pm

    I love the whole Dark Side of Nude collection from Topshop, Models Own Red Red Wine is another Autumn fave! X

  6. xjoedix
    29 Oct 2012 / 10:19 pm

    Love the Chanel polish 🙂

  7. Emily
    29 Oct 2012 / 11:30 pm

    Lovely polishes, especially like the Essie one!

  8. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle
    30 Oct 2012 / 12:12 am

    Autumn shades are beautiful. And bold too. THese are awesome colors for polish.
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  9. Roisin Elizabeth Keats
    30 Oct 2012 / 12:56 am

    The Chanel colour looks beautiful, but their formulas are ridiculous! Luxedo is top of my current 'Essie wish list' – it looks so lovely 🙂

  10. Katherine xo
    30 Oct 2012 / 1:35 am

    beautiful picks! x

  11. Natalie
    30 Oct 2012 / 8:45 am

    At the moment I'm wearing Maxfactors Ruby fruit. You should give it a try. x

  12. Gavina Dhillon
    30 Oct 2012 / 10:37 am

    Ooooh I love that Topshop shade!

  13. Hannah
    30 Oct 2012 / 11:03 am

    Ah I love a good autumnal deep red shade. Like someone else already said, No7's Temptress has been on my nails this week. Only down side to these shades is that it's so noticable when they chip or wear at the tip xxx

  14. Tattooed Tealady
    30 Oct 2012 / 4:18 pm

    I have been saying for SO LONG that I am going to take the plunge and pick up a Topshop polish… You've just made me take that plunge! xo

  15. Claire
    08 Nov 2012 / 5:09 pm

    Boy do I need Essie Luxedo in my life, going to order it right now 🙂