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Essie is one of my favourite nail vanish brands and whether you're a newbie to the brand or a long time wearer, I feel like there are always more Essie shades to discover. Today I wanted to share five of my current Autumn go-to shades and hopefully they'll inspire your next manicure too.
The lightest of the bunch is Ladylike*, a nail vanish colour that I have re-purchased multiple times. The classic mauve hue looks pretty throughout the whole year, but there's something about this shade that makes me think of the colder months. When I don't want to wear anything dark in the Autumn, then this is my go-to as it isn't as light as a nude. It has great longevity and can withstand quite a lot without chipping.
Angora Cardi is not only one of my favourite Autumn nail polish shades, but it's also been named most popular nail polish on Pinterest, so it's safe to say it's loved by many. It's got a deep raspberry tone which is a great fail-safe when I'm not sure what colour to go for.
I was debating putting Fishnet Stockings* in this round up as although I love a red for this time of the year, it is a lot brighter than the other shades on offer. For me, I enjoy a pillar box red when I want something striking, but sometimes I want something a little more low key. Fishnet Stockings still has that classic red look, but as it's a little deeper (but still rich!), this will always be my go-to red pick.
As you can see from the photos, Sole Mate and Bordeaux are quite similar in the bottle, however one has a deep plum hue and the other has a red tint. Sole Mate would be perfect for anybody that loves a burgundy nail vanish shade, but wants to go even darker! I personally always reach for it at this time of the year as it gives me Halloween vibes with it's deep colour that can almost appear black at times.
Last up we have Bordeaux* which is the super sexy deep red that I love to wear when throughout Autumn and into the colder months. It looks darker in the bottle than it does on the fingernails, in fact, it's pretty close to what Fishnet Stockings look like, so people often pass it by, but I would 10/10 recommend. I've been re-purchasing it for years and I'm glad to have a fresh new bottle in my collection.
What are your favourite Autumn Essie nail vanish shades?