Well there is no use in denying it anymore. Summer is over and we are well and truly in the grips of autumn. Dont be sad neons and brights can adorn your nails but there are a fab new batch of colours and technical trends to try!
Marsala is the official pantone colour of the season and I personally couldn't be happier! I am a sucke for a deep winey red and I have seen plenty of brands coming out with them. My fav so far has to be the Gelly Shine Barry M Nail Paint in Black Cherry. Other colours that are popular this season are mustard yellows, emerald/forest green and also the happy return of muddy "Greige" (these are colours that aren't quite beige not quite grey. There is no colour that suits this category better than Sephora By Opi Metro Chic. Its an oldie and may be hard to find but if you do its a must have in any collection.
Technique wise, this season, I have seen embellishments being using a lot. Be it on naked nails or as a signature nail a bit of bling in very in. Negative space manicures seem to be here to stay, but with the added addition of using a translucent black as a base and either colour blocking over or stamping/hand painting a lace design over it. Ruffian manicures also have been seen a lot, using metallic along side the berry tones. Metallic French tips are also very popular.
By far my favourite trend that I have been seeing all over Instagram is Paint Splattering. This is a fantastically fun mani technique and can be done with any colour of polish you like! The base colour can also be anything you like and all you need is a straw to create the effect. Once your base has dried add a little of your chosen accent colours to the base of the straw and sharply blow through it towards your nail ( Remember blow don't suck I'm not being held responsible for colour tongues!!) The splats will take a little while to dry and using either tape of Kandy Colours Double Duty (see my review here) around your nail to make clean up easier!
I will be posting a few of my attempts at these techniques and colours so make sure you follow me on Instagram to see how they go!!!