Welcome to September, one of the most exciting months of the year for beauty and fashion. It's a time of new palettes, new products, and new trends that are sure to delight and get you in the mood for the cool weather to come. So what should you be looking out for this month? We've gathered 10 of our favorite ways to launch yourself into the new season stylishly.
If I had to wager on it, nail polish trends this season will be bright and bold. Think Agyness Deyn's royal blue polish and Natalie Portman's taxi cab yellow tones. I'd also venture to say that we'll be seeing a lot of matte finishes, as well as subdued hues like khakis, grays, and even polish-free nails for a low-maintenance look.
That's why I'm digging Ginnifer Goodwin's smoky lilac nails she wore to a Bulgari bash earlier in the week. This flattering, toned-down shade, which is reminiscent of the insanely popular Sephora by OPI in Metro Chic ($9), uniquely combines the bold with the subdued, and the matte with a creamier finish.
Think you might want to get painted purple? Get some inspiration below, and tell me what lovely lilac shades are your favorites.
A friend of mine gave me a bottle of NYX Nail Polish in Carol, $4 (bottom row, fourth polish from left) over the holidays. I've been using it since December (mainly on my toe nails) and believe it or not, it is already running out!
What I like about it is that it is still pretty trendy since it's dark, but it's not so dark that it looks black. Also, when you take it off, it doesn't stain your nail beds like some other lacquers do.
Let's all go beauty marking to find a new fabulous deep purple nail polish! Be sure to come back and tell me when your Beauty Marks are up, or just tag your choices with deep purple polish. To learn what a Beauty Mark is and how to make one, click here.
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