Autumn, Nailed!

autumn nailsGeorge Gel Pro Nude Pink / MUA Shade 1 / China Glaze Choo Choo Choose You / Essie Dive Bar / George Gel Pro Nude Pink / OPI My Private Jet

 I love my bright nail year round, in fact I’m repainting with a neon as I type (well.. between coats.. you get my drift) but i do love a good Autumn nail. The deeper, neutral, berry, green, metallic goodness.. they’re shades I generally don’t wear in the warmer weather so although my brights never really go away  these are very seasonal to me. I already can’t wait to bust out my red glitter for Christmas but in the meantime here are my Autumnal picks..

IMG_2609IMG_2613IMG_2620IMG_2615IMG_2600 2IMG_2626Let’s start with the two from the same brand, George Gel Pro. I’m on the fence about this formula and the price for a supermarket brand but I love the shades, especially nude pink.. a classic neutral pink with (I think) a wintry twist. They’re the only cream colours I chose and it doesn’t really matter where they come from, I think they’re great staples at this time of year. The remainder are all a bit ‘different’ which I like in darker colours. Often they can just look flat and boring but the added dimension of shimmer/chrome here adds that little extra something.

China Glaze Choo Choo Choose You is the newest addition to my cold weather polish collection and one of my recent favourites. It looks so different in different lights, purple, gold, brown, really beautiful. Dive Bar is similar in that it has that duo chrome look..a blue green with subtle sparkle, one I always recommend from Essie as it’s so unusual which to me justifies the slightly higher price tag. Seamlessly moving on to OPI My Private Jet, another less budget brand which most of the time isn’t worth the cash but in this case is so undupable (yes, that’s totally a word.. IT IS!) I can justify the extra. The original version of this was actually a little holographic but I prefer the newer formula, it emulates the glistening runway but to me it almost galaxy nails.. I just love it.

Lastly the best buy for you budget babes (I couldn’t resist the alliteration, sorry) is from MUA. I have the old packaging and the colour was Shade 1 but from what I gather this is now called Midnight in the newer packaging. The swatches look the same and if you’re looking for something a bit different that definitely looks like it cost more than a POUND this is amazing! You get less product than in the others but how many of us have finished a bottle of nail polish?

I’m thinking of doing a lips version of this, let me know if you’d be interested and what your favourite nail colours are for this time of year..

Miss BB



  1. 1 October, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    I love the Essie and MUA blue shades, they’re such dark midnight blues which look really pretty in Winter! I have a Barry M nail polish in Raspberry which is similar to the Asda George one. c:

  2. Rosie
    1 October, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    I love dark berry colours for Autumn but I just can’t resist a neon whatever the season!
    RosieLM x

  3. 1 October, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    Erm how do you paint your nails so neatly!!! That Asda polish actually looks really good quality, might have to buy a few!


  4. Lyndsey
    1 October, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    Great post 🙂 If you like purples you should check out Barry M Vivid Purple it is honestly one of the most beautiful polishes I own and I own a LOT of nail polish lol x

  5. shara
    1 October, 2014 / 4:12 pm

    Hey! There is a nail varnish quite similar to the china glaze you have which is a miss sporty metal flip nail polish in the colour beetle wings. Loved the blog post – you are amazing at painting your nails!

  6. Charlotte
    1 October, 2014 / 7:54 pm

    yes to lips post pls! Trust your judgement entirely.

  7. Katie
    1 October, 2014 / 8:23 pm

    Great post. Which one of tgese has the longest staying power?

  8. Catherine Leigh
    2 October, 2014 / 7:30 am

    Have you ever done a how I paint my nails video? I’d be really interested in it.

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