Hot nail colours for autumn 2011

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Because we’re totally darling, we rallied up a bunch of the coolest shades to shop for this winter:

Metallics and glittery hues
If it sparkles, shines or shimmers, pop it in your trolley like a magpie on speed. Right now, anything iridescent is hot, hot, hot!
We love: Tip Top NailChic nail polish in Rocky Road Glitter, R39,95. It contains large chunks of rainbow coloured glitter that catch the light when you talk with your hands.

Tip Top Rocky Road glitter nail polish

Blood red nails have never been bigger, so vamp it up chicas!
We love: Yardley Quick Dry nail polish in Romantic Ruby, R44,95, and Revlon nail enamel in Revlon Red, R84,95.

revlon red
Revlon Red

Dark green
Yip, green’s still hanging around.
Honestly, we don’t love green nail polish and reckon it’s a little too ‘hey mommy, look at me, I’m an evil witch!’ Still, if it’s your thing, Revlon has a metallic green shade called Emerald City, R84,95.

Revlon nail enamel in Emerald City

Almost black
Get your Kardashian on and play with dark, mysterious shades that could be black, but aren’t. Think charcoal, deep plum and uber-dark navy.
We love: OPI Nail Lacquer My Private Jet, R128,00, (a metallic dark charcoal shade, it’s one of Kim K’s favourites), Essie nail polish in Luxedo, R84,95, (an almost-black plum) and MAC Nail Lacquer in Biker Blue, R105,00, (a dark metallic navy).

OPI Nail Lacquer in My Private Jet

A blend of grey and beige, ‘greige’ is just as big this chilly season as it was the last.
We love: Essie nail polish in Chinchilly, R84,95.

Essie Chinchilly
Essie nail polish in Chinchilly





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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Tanya

    Lovely colours,loving the Revlon red

    7 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    love love the colors i love nail colors and can never have enough , the tip top glitter is great

    7 years ago •

  1. Cecile

    I’m a Tip Top Nail Addict! I became addicted to it (and nail polish in general) just a few months ago. I haven’t tried the other brands though, due to the price, hehe

    7 years ago •

  1. kunene

    i use tip top products they are good and the price is right but i have realised that if you do not use that product often, it dries out and when you want to use it its dry and useless, otherwise great. Revlon, i love that, i use all things revlon and i want to try the OPI nail lacquer.

    7 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    oh love the Revlon Red and Emerald City

    7 years ago •

  1. HeidiR

    I love Tip Top Nail Products, Huge fAN.

    7 years ago •

  1. honey_child

    Love the Essie Brand..quick to dry and amazing colour.

    7 years ago •

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