Top 5 Nail Polish Color Trends for Fall 2012

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We all get excited when the seasons’ change, more exciting are the trends and colors for the season. The dropping temperature indicates a perfect time for warming up the wardrobe and other essentials. Pastel and neon shades are no longer making trends this season. On the runway, nail polish designers have brought rusty earthy tones and its more about going back to the basics this season.

Here are the latest top 5 nail polish color trends for fall 2012:

Dark & Bold

Dark colors are associated with fall and they should definitely be on your nails. Dark and rich colors are always in during the fall and they get even darker in winter. To apply dark nail colors keep your nails short and square.

Our favorite picks for dark and bold nail polish:

dark and bold nail polish colors

1) Essie Skirting The Issue

2) Chanel Suspicious

3) OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest

4) Zoya Monica

5) Orly Rapture

6) OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!

Pales and Pastels

pastel nude pale nail polish color fall 2012

Fall time is not only about dark colors but light fresh colors are also in this season.

Following are some of our favorite picks

1) Chanel Frenzy

2) O.P.I Don’t Pretzel My Buttons

3) Essie Fall Don’t Sweater It

4) China Glaze Kalahari Kiss

French Manicure

We all love the classic french manicure. There is a new twist to the white tip french nails. You can paint the tips any color you like or preferably subtle yet dramatic colors of fall. Keep the base of your nails a pale muted color and go for red or metallic tips.

fall modern french manicure tips 2012

1) Orly Glow

2) Essie Miss Fancy Pants

3) Butter London Big Smoke

4) Essie Pilates Hottie

5) Zoya Noot

6) Purr-Fect Plum Nail Polish

7) Essie Stylenomics

8) Chanel Vertigo

Sparkles, Glitter & Metallics

From antique gold to silver metallic, the metallics are getting dramatic this season.

metallic sparkles glitter nail polish trend

1) Illamasqua Creator

2) Zoya Daul

3) Orly Flare

4) Nails inc. Special Effects Sprinkles Nail Polish<

5) MAC Mean and Green

Textured & Printed Nails

nail art print nails texture magnetic fall 2012

Our pick: Dior Vernis Golden Jungle Duo

With nail art and all sorts of amazing designs getting popular we cannot forget this trend during fall seasons. Nail art is tricky and requires a lot of practice for a neat manicure, you can easily get nail strips in all designs ranging from animal prints to floral or abstract designs. The best thing about nail strips is that you can apply different designs on each finger.

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