Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Fall Nail Trend: Deep Teal

Happy first day of fall, y'all!

I figured I'd kick off my first (substantive) post with a bunch of my favorite things: favorite color (teal), favorite nail polish brand (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel), and favorite season (fall)!

Fall is hands down my favorite season. I love the coziness that comes with the dip in temperature. Oversized sweaters, scarves, warm lattes, colorful leaves, and apple cider are a surefire way to my heart. However, the temperatures in Georgia are still in the 80's for most of the day, so while my friends and family in the midwest are breaking out the boots and pumpkin-flavored everything, I'll just have to settle for other ways to enjoy the season without having a heat stroke. One way to do that is with fall colors.

When I imagine fall colors, I typically think plum, rich crimson, burnt orange, and warm brown, but that's definitely not an end-all-be-all. My favorite color is teal; I love it in all shades, from bright aqua to forest green. Deep, rich hues are always on trend in fall, and teal is no exception. I think it's a great transition color from summer to fall since it's reminiscent of days at the pool, yet the deeper tones evoke the coming cooler temperatures. A great way to work this color into your summer-to-fall aesthetic is with nail polish!

My favorite nail polish brand is Sally Hansen Miracle Gel. I've sworn by this nail polish for 3 years now. Before I found this brand, my nail polish would chip within the first few days. Now, I get a week of perfect nails! The formulas are rich and creamy and go on incredibly evenly. The paddle-shaped brush ensures that you get even coverage and don't wind up with (as much) paint on your cuticles. The brand says you don't need a base coat, but I use one just to be safe. Usually 2 thin coats is enough for the polish to be opaque (sometimes even 1 coat is enough), but some colors that are more sheer require an extra coat. Once the color dries, you apply the Miracle Gel Top Coat, and you have glossy nails that look like gel polish without the UV light!

The color I used is called Fish-Teal Braid. It's a gorgeous shade of deep teal that's perfect for the transition to fall! I always get tons of compliments when I use this polish. If you're interested in the purchasing it, you can find it on Amazon or your local grocery store (find a location near you here). Sally Hansen also has a matte top coat if that's your thing! 

Nail polish is a great way to integrate color into your look, and deep teal is definitely a great color for this time of the year! What nail colors are getting you from summer to fall? Leave a comment and let me know!

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