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Makeup Wars – Favorite Fall 2013 Nail Polish

By on October 14, 2013
in Fall 2013, Makeup Wars

This week’s Makeup Wars theme is a natural fit for me, Favorite Fall 2013 Nail Polish shades. As much as I enjoy talking all things beauty, obviously nail polish is all me, all day!

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Jewel tones are having a major moment this season which means my fave nail shades (green, blue and purple) are in the forefront. I couldn’t be happier about it. From drugstore to salon to prestige, there are tons of great jewel-toned hues to choose from and I’m sharing my top picks with you today.

First, let’s start with a couple shades I haven’t posted yet.

Bobbi Brown Navy is a delicious royal blue creme. Don’t let the name fool you, while it doesn’t dry quite as bright as the bottle shade would imply, it’s not a super dark navy either. The best part, it doesn’t stain! I wore this, without base coat (because I was running late) and when I went to remove it, not a hint of stain.

Bobbi Brown Navy nail polish swatch

Bobbi Brown Navy

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I wore Bobbi Brown Navy to a wedding Saturday night. I glitzed it up with a light layer of ULTA Indigo-go Girl, a midnight blue metallic glitter. Unfortunately, my camera dulls out the finish. In person, it looks like a glass-fleck polish. Simply stunning!

ULTA Indigo-go Girl Glitter over Bobbi Brown Navy

ULTA Indigo-go Girl over Bobbi Brown Navy

Another great fall find, is Estee Lauder Metallic Green from the Fall 2013 Metallicsline. Estee Lauder really hit it out of the park with these metallics. They give full coverage in one coat and dry without strokes marks leaving a smooth brushed metal finish.

Estee Lauder Metallic Green nail polish swatch

Estee Lauder Metallic Green

Next, my favorite fall shades that I’ve already shown you. Click the name to view the full review.

Laura Mercier Bewitched

Laura Mercier Bewitched nail polish

Laura Mercier Bewitched

Sally Hansen Jet Set Jade

Sally Hansen Jet Set Jade Insta-Dri

Sally Hansen Jet Set Jade

Sally Hansen Quick Jeanius

Sally Hansen Quick Jeanius Insta-Dri

Sally Hansen Quick Jeanius

Zoya Chita

Zoya Chita PixieDust nail polish

Zoya Chita PixieDust

Zoya Sunshine

Zoya Sunshine PixieDust nail polish

Zoya Sunshine PixieDust

Essie For The Twill of It

Essie For The Twill Of It nail polish

Essie For The Twill Of It


NARS Fury Fall 2013 nail polish swatch


JINsoon Azurite

JINsoon Azurite nail polish swatch

JINsoon Azurite

JINsoon Epidote

JINsoon Epidote nail polish swatch

JINsoon Epidote

FingerPaints You Yacht To Know Better

FingerPaints You Yacht To Know Better nail polish

FingerPaints You Yacht To Know Better

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What are your favorite nail polish colors for fall? Which of these shades do you already own?

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  1. Carleen says:

    Oooh! I want that Jinsoon Asurite!

  2. Marisa says:

    These are all great choices!!! Beautiful polishes.

  3. Teri says:

    That Bobbi Brown Navy color alone is a fave for fall!

  4. Brittany says:

    Glad to see I’m not the only one swooning over navy blues for Fall. And whooooa For The Twill Of It is stunning!

  5. Nancy says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous manis! They all look spectacular on you! (Also wondering if that’s the CHANEL Smokey Eyes Quad–love that one!)

  6. Cindi says:

    I love your picks. Yay that I already have some of them. I have Jet Set Jade, Quick Jeanius, Chita, Sunshine, For the Twill of It, and You Yacht to Know Better. I don’t have the others but I looooove Jin Soons Epidote, that is a beautiful green. I have No S-pear Time which is similar. I also have China Glaze’s Cast A Spell which looks like a dupe for Bewitched, and Color Club Perfect Mol-ten which looks like a dupe for Metallic Green.
    I would love it if you could do some dupe posts/comparisons. On cremes, glitters, and any other polish you feel like comparing. You could save me a lot of money that I could use on buying Helmer’s instead of unknowingly buying yet another dupe.

  7. Mary W says:

    ugh i want every one!

  8. Every single one of these is so gorgeous!!! These are the best pics I’ve seen of the Essie! DROOL!

  9. Phyrra says:

    I love all your choices!

  10. So many of those picks are just beautiful! I think I need the first Bobbi Brown for sure though, it would be perfect for the UM manicure I’m forever planning for game day. I love that you said it doesn’t stain! I saw your pics on FB for the wedding, I bet you looked amazing with all of your bling!

  11. Love your choices as well. Will need to try some of these. How is that NARS can made a purple so pigmented and rich? I remember swooning over it after your initial review.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      NARS has seriously stepped up its nail polish game. Ever since the Thakoon collection last year, the formula and pigmentation has been spot on.

  12. That 2nd navy combo is to-die-for!!! OMG! I must recreate that look!!! Gorgeous!

  13. Wow, so many great ones, I can’t choose!

  14. Blaise says:

    Would you ever be willing to share how you take your photos? You always have such great shots of the shimmer in polishes. I have a really hard time capturing that in my photos and I’d love to know what sort of setup you use (camera? light box? etc.)!

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Hi Blaise! I use a Canon T1i with a Tamron macro lens. I don’t use a light box because I feel it dulls the finish of the polish. Light boxes are great for taking product photos because they diffuse the light and reduce glare but that isn’t the effect I want for polish swatches. My lighting isn’t anything special. Just a daylight bulb to fill in with the natural light in my office.

  15. These are all beautiful! I love all these jewel tone polishes as well :) I love For the Twill of It, and both of the JINsoon polishes are gorgeous too!

  16. You are so dangerous. I can’t believe how many polishes I want from your post. I also can’t believe that I need so many greens since that was a shade I didn’t think I’d love so much.

  17. jbrobeck says:

    I love that ULTA polish! Putting it on the “must buy” list!