Sunday, August 17, 2014

Top 5 Affordable Nail Colors for Fall

Yep, it's that time of year again. Goodbye to the hot pinks, bright blues and neon greens. Hello to the sultry purples, burnt oranges and mellow nudes. Since we're closing out summer and coming into fall, our nails need a change too!

If you're anything like me, you find it hard to pay $15 to $20 for a bottle of polish. While yes, I like a good polish and believe that many of those spendy brands really do work better, I go through so much nail polish that I would go broke! No...I'm serious guys! So anywway....many of the polishes that I have listed below for fall are below the $10 price point. Of course you've always got to splurge a bit on one or two. If you're someone who doesn't like a certain brand, I'll also list similar colors in other brands just for YOU! (:

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength

Color: Royal Romance (61)
Price: $3.98

You can never go wrong with a calm purple shimmer. Fall is the perfect time to shift from summers bright purples to a more pale, laid back shade.

Similar Shades:
Purple Yourself Together - Nicole by OPI
Purple Pleaser - ELF
Orchid - Revlon


Color: Did Someone Say Party? (NL A38)
Price: $8.00

Doesn't this just remind you of the leaves falling from the trees? If this shade doesn't scream fall, nothing will!

Similar Shades:
Life Preserver - China Glaze
Chubby Cheeks - Essie
Evening Glow - Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen Salon Manicure
Color: Without A Stitch
Price: $6.48

While nude polishes work any time of the year, they really stand out fall and winter. No....not all fall shades have to be the color of leaves! (:

Similar Shades:
Samoan Sand - OPI
Pure Porcelain - Orly
Sugar Coat - Wet n Wild MegaLast


Nicole by OPI

Color: Better After Dark
Price: $5.97

You can't forget your deep, earthy browns! This is one of my favorite fall colors as it a color that you don't see wore often.

Similar Shades:
Dusk - Sinful Colors
KleanColor - Mud Pie Sparkle
Pumpkin Spice - Sally Hansen

Sinful Colors

Color: Tantalize (1179)
Price: $1.98

Last but not least, we need our 'night out on the town' fall color. Why not reach for the gray shimmer! Check it out, even the name fits! Plus, at this price point, you can't go wrong!

Similar Shades:
Greycian Goddess - L'Oreal
Maybelline Color Show - Pedal to the Metal
Show Stopper - CoverGirl Outlast


Pretty awesome colors, right? I think so. I'm not at all excited for summer to end, but I sure am excited to start using these nail lacquers!
If you were to create a list, what color[s] would have you added? Which wouldn't you have listed? I want to know these things! So...get going, experiment with some new colors!


*Prices reflect what I have seen. They may be more/less depending on where you shop.


  1. Such a pretty colors! I have to check those out. Thanks for the great review and post as always ^_^