No, our cats didn’t get loose on our keyboards again — this is what happens when royal blue meets sultry purple, i.e. blue + purple = blurple. Bright, bold, and definitely not run-of-the-mill, this hybrid shade is never quite one or the other. Got to keep ‘em guessing, right?
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: GINGER + LIZ NAIL LACQUER IN PUT IT IN WRITING, $12, AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER ATGINGER + LIZ; DEBORAH LIPPMANN NAIL LACQUER IN VA VA VOOM, $19, AVAILABLE AT DEBORAH LIPPMANN;NICOLE BY OPI MODERN FAMILY NAIL LACQUER IN WHAT’S THE MITCH-UATION, $6.67, AVAILABLE ATDRUGSTORE.COM; CHINA GLAZE NAIL POLISH IN QUEEN B, $7, AVAILABLE AT CHINA GLAZE; NCLA NAIL POLISH IN DEAD-END GORGEOUS, $16, AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER AT NCLA; JIN SOON NAIL LACQUER IN AZURITE, $18, AVAILABLE AT JIN SOON.
Fun With Fuchsia
We’re stoked to see one of our favorite summer shades get a second life for fall. Bright fuchsia helps perk up the season’s more subdued color palette, adding a much-needed shot of youth and levity to your ensemble.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: NCLA NAIL POLISH IN LAUREL CANYON LOLITA, $16, AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER AT NCLA;MAC NAIL LACQUER IN REBEL, $16, AVAILABLE AT MAC; ESSIE NAIL POLISH IN THE LACE IS ON, $8, AVAILABLE ATESSIE; BUTTER LONDON NAIL LACQUER IN PISTOL PINK, $15, AVAILABLE AT BUTTER LONDON; DIOR VERNIS IN GALAXIE, $24, AVAILABLE AT DIOR.
We’ll admit that nude nails aren’t usually our jam, but this cool take on ho-hum neutrals has us reconsidering. We blame Alexander Wang and his sandstone mani for the current crop of sandy beiges, trench-coat khakis, bronzes, and army greens that are literally everywhere right now. Screw the oasis — we’re doing just fine hanging out on the dunes.
FROM TOP LEFT: FORMULA X FOR SEPHORA THE NEW CLASSICS NAIL COLOR IN ANOMALY (DARK KHAKI), $10.50, AVAILABLE IN OCTOBER AT SEPHORA; PIXI NAIL COLOUR IN PRECIOUS PEWTER (METALLIC OLIVE), $8, AVAILABLE AT TARGET; NCLA NAIL POLISH IN THE SPA COMES TO ME! (LIGHT GREEN), $16, AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER AT NCLA;SALLY HANSEN COMPLETE SALON MANICURE IN LODEN GREEN (DARK GREEN), $7.99, AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER AT DRUGSTORE.COM; FINGER PAINTS NAIL COLOR IN WHAT A BEAUT (GOLDEN COPPER), $5.29, AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER AT SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY; CHANEL LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR IN ALCHIMIE (GOLDEN GREEN), $27, AVAILABLE AT CHANEL.
What can we say? A classic is called that for a reason. Expect to see old-school, glossy scarlets make a big comeback for fall. There’s a simplicity that mingles with a sexiness that makes this old standby damn near irresistible. Pair it with, well, everything — you really can’t go wrong with this retro-cool color.
FROM LEFT: DIOR VERNIS IN TRAFALGAR, $24, AVAILABLE AT NEIMAN MARCUS; NAILS INC. GEL EFFECT POLISH IN ST. JAMES, $14, AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER AT SEPHORA; MARC JACOBS BEAUTY ENAMORED HI-SHINE LACQUER IN LOLA, $18, AVAILABLE AT SEPHORA; RICKY’S NYC RICKYCOLOR NAIL POLISH IN RENT CONTROLLED, $6.50, AVAILABLE AT RICKY’S NYC; SALLY HANSEN COMPLETE SALON MANICURE IN PERFECTLY POPPY, $7.99, AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER AT DRUGSTORE.COM.
By MEGAN MCINTYRE, originally published on Refinery29