5 Must-Have Fall Nail Colors

Happy Saturday beautiful readers! It’s been one of those long weeks that I’m glad is over. I traveled across the country and let me just say that I’m glad it’s over. Nothing quite exhausts you like sitting in a car for over 36 hours. As a reward for my patience and willingness to sit on my butt for so long, I’m doing my nails in a fabulous fall color. I’ve spent way too much money collecting O.P.I. nail polish and I have an abundance to wear now. I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite fall inspired colors.
5 Must-Have Fall Nail Colors

First on my list of must-haves is a dark green color. The OPI color above is Gwen Stefani Limited Edition Holiday. I love green because it’s not something that’s worn very often but is so rich in color!

The next color is tan. My personal favorite OPI polish is “San Tantonio” because it’s so natural looking. I don’t think they sell that one anymore but the above version is similar and is called “Over the Taupe” and it’s really subtle but adds a little something. Plus, it goes with everything.

That gorgeous sapphire blue is called “Eurso Euro.” Bold, rich blues like this are such a great statement with any outfit. You honestly don’t even need accessories when you wear this color, it speaks for itself!

Next on my list is a warm pink color. The differences in pinks never seems to end but the seasons you can wear them in certainly do. I’ve put away my “pink lemonade” colors for the summer and brought out my dusty rose polish for the fall. This particular one happens to be called “Meet Me on the Star Ferry”.

Finally, since it’s autumn you need a good orange to wear. Go for a burnt orange color (think Texas Longhorns) and avoid bright oranges (like University of Tennessee’s orange). This nail color is called “It’s a Piazza Cake” and it’s beautiful for autumn!

And just a little tip for those of you who don’t want to spend $9.50 on a bottle of nail polish, places like TJ Maxx and Marshall’s sell OPI and Essie polish for about $3.99! Look for it in the check out line!

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Jamberry Nails Review

jamberry_nails_reviewI’m a total nail polish hoarder! I love the stuff and literally change my nail color twice a week. I’m really loving the deep winter colors right now, but I’m slowly transition to light, spring colors. Since I just can’t get enough nail stuff, I thought I’d try something different. I’d heard quite a lot about these new-fangled nail things called Jamberry so I figured I’d give them a shot. My mom ordered me a set of cheetah print nails to try. In my opinion, it was a waste of money and here’s why.

First and foremost, Jamberry nails are expensive. I think my mom paid $15 for the set. Granted, they are pretty! However, at that price I just assume pay a little extra and get someone to do my nails for me at the salon. The price wasn’t the worst part though; the process was! To stick these things on you have to size them to each individual nail, place the print on your nail, take a hair dryer, hold it near your nail, and allow the heat to melt the glue on the print to your nail while pressing down on it so it will stick. Then, you must file down the excess print to the exact size of your nail. This is a long process to repeat for each nail!

After I finally finished my nails, I went to bed for some well-deserved sleep. I woke up in the morning, went along with my usual routine, looked down at my nails, and what do I see? The prints beginning to peel away from my nails. Perfect. Ultimately, these stick-on nails lasted about a week at best. I was not impressed at all.

I wouldn’t buy Jamberry nails again. I think the idea is very clever but the product has to be easier to use and needs to last longer. For now, I’ll stick to my Essie and O.P.I obsession.