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Fall 2010’s Five Hottest Nail Polish Shades


Depending on where your school is located, you may or may not be feeling to Fall weather starting to creep in. Here in North Carolina, I stepped outside yesterday and caught the first morning with a cool breeze. But whether or not it actually feels like fall, fall fashion is definitely here, and with it comes fall beauty.

To celebrate fashion’s favorite season, I’m itching to break out my boots, rock my favorite fall jacket, and paint my nails with some of fall’s hottest colors. Below, I’ve highlighted 5 of my absolute favorite colors from designer nail polish collections for Fall 2010.

1. Glitzerland- OPI

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This polish really is as bling-y as it sounds: The gold shade has just enough simmer to make your hands catch the light, but is subtle enough that you can wear it without looking like you’re channeling Lady Gaga. (We love Gaga, but let’s be honest: Her style isn’t exactly suitable for class, or work, or your internship.) In addition, this color looks lovely against some of the plums and emerald greens we’ve been seeing heading down the runways!

Get Yours: Buy Glitzerland on Offline, you can buy OPI polishes at Ulta, Trade Secrets, or your favorite nail salon.

2. Les Khakis de Chanel Collection- Chanel

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Chanel always sets the trends when its comes to, well, everything, but their nail polish is especially popular, season after season. While their polishes aren’t exactly cheap ($25 a bottle), the real problem might be getting your hands on a bottle: The Chanel website literally went down for several hours the first day their new collection, Les Khakis de Chanel, appeared online.

Some good news: First, the Khakis collection is now back in stock on! But second, if these polishes aren’t in your budget, don’t worry: We aren’t the only ones studying Chanel’s latest colors. Use these gorgeous shades as inspiration, and go hunting in your local drugstore for similar colors. Milani is notorious for duping Chanel’s shades for a fraction of the price!

Get Yours: You can buy the Les Khakis de Chanel polishes on Chanel’s website, but hurry – these hot shades won’t be available for long!

3. Jitterbug- China Glaze

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Like Glitzerland above, Jitterbug has just enough shimmer to make your nails pop, without making you look too flashy. This foil shade has just enough blue, and just enough gray to make it stand out from your average silver polish. Love the sparkle, but not digging the color? Emerald Fitzgerald and Swing Baby (also from the same China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection) have similar finishes.

Get Yours: You can buy China Glaze Jitterbug on, or offline at Sally Beauty Supply stores, as well as salons and Ulta.

4. Sew Pysched- Essie


Just looking at this picture makes me anxious for my bottle to arrive in the mail! Sew Pysched in one of several new colors from Essie’s fall collection, and none of them disappoint. While it’s not exactly a Chanel Khakis dupe, you can tell Essie had the same idea about the hot shades for fall. This gray-green cream has a very, very subtle shimmer that will only appear in the sunlight. It’s the perfect neutral color for fall!

Get Yours: You can buy all of Essie’s polishes, including Sew Psyched, on

5. Wool You Marry Me- Barielle

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In my opinion, no fall nail polish post would be complete without some mention of a really great red. This red by Barielle is a gorgeous deep wine cream. Barielle nail polish always applies flawlessly, which is why I wanted to include one of their new colors here, however, the color isn’t that unique. If you’re not up for splurging, you can find a dupe of this deep red in nearly any drugstore. Pick a red shade that flatters your skintone and budget and add it to your nail polish collection!

Get Yours: You can buy Barielle polish directly from their website.

Which shade is your fave?

So what do you think? How do you feel about Fall’s “it” shades? Will you be making any fall nail polish purchases? Let me know in a comment below!

Posted on on September 15, 2010 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , ,

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28 Responses to “Fall 2010’s Five Hottest Nail Polish Shades”

  1. 1
    September 15th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I am in LOVE with this post!!! I especially love the first color! This post was perfect timing – I need to go out to buy nail polish anyways. :)

  2. 2
    September 15th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I love the subtle glittery looks of the first and third picks! I’m actually wearing a red brown polish right now with just the right shimmer. :)

  3. 3
    September 15th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I was just talking about gold nail polish the other day! I’m glad it’s “hot” for fall. It will be perfect for football Saturdays since my school’s colors are black and gold!

    And I love, love, love Essie’s “Sew Psyched.” Must get that immediately!

    I know everyone’s going nuts over the new Chanel polish collection, but those colors look a little… well, like bodily functions to be blunt. I don’t know if I’d feel pretty wearing them.

    Great post!

  4. 4
    September 15th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I love the first one! I’m currently obsessed with NYC’s Plaza Plumberry (dark, dark plum) and Spring Street (bright orange). They’re both a ton of fun!

    xoxo Hannah

  5. 5
    September 15th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    The more affordable version on the Chanel are Essie which pretty much has the same exact colors.

  6. 6
    September 15th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Jitterbug by China Glaze looks amazing!! but im also loving the first one too :)

  7. 7
    September 15th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I’m absolutely dying to try the new ‘Les Khakis’ collection from Chanel. Essie’s ‘Sew Psyched’ looks great too- perfect with the ongoing military trend.

  8. 8
    September 15th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    oh wow I LOVE the bold glittery colors!

  9. 9
    September 15th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Glitzerland! Ali, I totally agree with you about those colors. I think they were trying for the earth tone, natural thing and it didn’t quite hit the mark.

  10. 10
    September 15th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    love glitzerland, although im not sure i could pull of that much sparkle.
    malaga wine by OPI is my go to nail color – very much like the last one on the list. so gorgeous.

  11. 11
    September 15th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Ooh, I’m glad I’ll be able to get some use out of my gold polish this fall. I’m in love with that wine red! I sort of want to get a neutral shade soon since I don’t have many subtle colors, but I can’t quite get behind grey or brown for nails…

  12. 12
    September 15th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Sew Psyched is my favorite. I love nail polishes with greyish tones.

  13. 13
    September 16th, 2010 at 2:28 am

    I love the khaki Chanel shades! The burgundy red is pretty but feels too traditional. Something a touch darker is more my style. Lookin for a particuliere dupe I came across the Rimmel steel grey I’m wearing currently…definitely my new fave! It’s way versatile, and you can’t beat four bucks.

  14. 14
    September 16th, 2010 at 4:15 am

    A great Colour is Burgandy Frost by wet n wild. It’s just a burgundy color with silver and purple reflects in it… Tho I’m not 100% sure on the purple

  15. 15
    September 16th, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Within 2 minutes of reading this post I bought Glitzerland and Jitterbug online :] soooo pretty!!

  16. 16
    September 16th, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I LOVE reading the comments from you guys because they remind me I’m not the only one with a little nail polish addiction!

    Ali-I totally agree about the Chanel colors. They are the definition of “ugly/pretty”!

    Courtney- Rimmel Steel Grey is a go-to of mine! You’re exactly right about the price too

  17. 17
    September 16th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I LOVE the Chanel and the OPI colors! I’ll either find a dupe of the Chanel or actually get Glitzerland, which is (imo) totally unique but trendy enough for me. :D

  18. 18
    September 16th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    The jitterbug is so awesome! I want to buy that one so bad right now! Thank for the posts, keep up the good work!!

  19. 19
    September 17th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Jitterbug by China Glaze is so beautiful and I can’t stop looking at it. I know if I paint my nails I’m going to be distracted all day but it’s worth it. Off to buy…..

  20. 20
    September 18th, 2010 at 5:26 am

    what are you talking about…. who doesn’t wear a meat dress from time to time :D… no you are right gaga is great, but her fashion is only for gaga (and crazy parties)

  21. 21
    September 18th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I Love The Gold, and as always I Love just about everything from China Glaze!! China Glaze is sold at a great value! It is “long wear” it looks great for a whole week!! Even with my job!! (I’m a horse trainer) If you want the most bang for your buck ladies…Grab the China Glaze!! :-)

  22. 22
    September 22nd, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Glitzerland- OPI is so pretty. the shimmery gold shade is irresistible.

  23. 23
    January 18th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    First & last ones are cool:) Nice collections.

  24. 24
    January 18th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Very good ollections.

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