The Weekend Post #93: The Autumn Mani

An ‘Autumn Beauty Edit’ is in the works, but while you pace impatiently for that I thought this weekend I’d share my favourite mani shades that are top of my pile right now. The pastel hues of summer have long been gone on my tips and for the past few weeks the following five have been on repeat – along with a handful of others that deserve dedicated blog posts of their own. Keep an eye out for those. Any guesses? But I do love a dark nail. Toe or finger? Heck I lacquer up both with the stuff. So here’s my serving of my autumn mani must-haves:

Nails Inc Nail Polish in Victoria – the ultimate black cherry. Deeper in tone than Essie’s Sole Mate, but still with that red wine quality that looks full-on black in some lights and burgundy in others. Sometimes these vampy shades can be a little troublesome to apply but I find a good duo coat of this does the job and sticks around for a while longer than the rest.

& Other Stories Nail Colour in Scarlett Red – this is probably my favourite of the pack. It’s sat quietly in my collection since purchase but after painting it on by chance a few weeks back I have fallen in love. A straight up red, which doesn’t lean too dark nor bright and it coats on colour in just one layer. The wide-set brush is pretty awesome too. Rave done – over and out.

Rococo Nail Apparel in Pony Club* – a purple-tinged greige? You know I’m all over that. Pony Club is fresh from Rococo’s autumn drop and from the newly released quad this was the one that instantly made its way onto my fingers. It reminds me of Essie’s Merino Cool  – a fall favourite of mine from last year.

Butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Giddy Kipper* – there was a scrap between this and Nails Inc’s Baker Street for the top royal blue spot, but Giddy Kipper just inched ahead with it’s slightly more subtle tones (and kick-ass name). It’s more of a denim blue that isn’t too bold, but still gives a nod to its primary family and there’s a slight silver shimmer running through it too which usually I’m dead set against, but it gives it an interesting edge when painted on.

Butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Poole* – my muted mint pick for those who just aren’t ready to ditch the aqua tips just yet *raises hand*. It’s still Essie Mint Candy Apple-like in nature but just a tad toned down; with not as much of a white-base to it which makes more autumn appropriate. Next stop – khaki.

Only one question remains – what colour to paint on today? Answers on a postcard in the comments.

*PR Sample


  • psc

    that deep dark red shade is so gorgeous!!

  • Ella

    Please stop adding things to my wishlist, it’s gonna get out of control soon! I can’t resist a bit of Butter London.

  • Anna Blush

    Poole looks lovely! Perfect transition to more winter shades x

  • The Nails Inc is my favorite. Great shade for the fall.

    xx glamdevils

  • freyajenna

    Nails Inc, definitely a perfect autumn shade! xxx

  • love all the shades.. Rococo’s nail apparel in Pony Club is a fav. though an looks stunning.

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  • sian

    Rococo nail apparel looks absolutely amazing on you. Its perfect for autumn and goes with everything!

  • lana lovesxx

    Such pretty colours. I especially love the butter london ones!


  • lippylikes

    Victoria is my favourite – such a cool sophisticated colour x

  • MyLushBox Barbz

    Great picks, love all of them!


  • Emma O’ Neill

    Nails Inc Victoria= must have!

  • Isabelle McWilliam

    Love both the Butter London polishes!

    It can’t be another beauty blog

  • Sandy

    Love the teal shade, great one for autumn! xx

  • Kate

    Do you have Opi in the UK? Is it popular?!? I’m in the US and getting it as a present for my sister in law in London. Do you recommend any shades? 😉 Thanks!

  • Danielle

    Nails Inc Victoria looks great! I love deep shades for autumn and winter.

  • Icaria

    I love Victoria! I’ve only tried a “feather effect” polish from this line, this one is right up my alley. The Rococo is beautiful as well but a dupe will be in order since we don’t have this brand here.

  • Parisian To Be

    All of these look so lovely! I haven’t quite ventured into the black, berry, and burgundy shades yet of autumn, but Essie’s Luxedo is really catching my eye.

    xo Lillian from <a href="

  • Aisling K

    Giddy Kipper is such a nice deep blue love it! *adds yet another nail polish to shopping list…

  • Yum yum yum black cherry! I love how you’ve added in a mint. Mint is always in season in my eyes. 🙂

  • Celina

    Nails Inc. Victoria is so gorgeous. I’m currently wearing Essie Bahama Mama right now but I’m definitely looking for something darker like Victoria.

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  • Jasmine

    I adore the Butter London ones <3 Love from Jasmine @


  • Esme

    What about essie after school boy blazer? :)x

  • Beautyandtheb

    Poole is stunning! need to pick up some butter london colours to try!

    B xx

  • Jo Cannon

    I’ve just put on Essie Power Clutch, because it feels so wintery outside! xx

  • Allison

    The Rococo one is gorgeous! I could see myself sporting that all fall!

  • I particularly love the Poole colour!

  • Amanda Poole

    Ohhh! I love Giddy Kipper. Neeeed!

  • PeonyandPeach

    Nail’s Inc Victoria or the and other stories red!