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makeup monday: my favorite nail colors for fall.

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It’s September, y’all! Welcome. The start of my very favorite season is ramping up, and I just can’t wait for sweater weather and apple picking and Fall festivals on small town streets. It’s still 90 degrees out but WHATEV. It’s all Fall, all the time here at Plumber’s Daughter.

And with the turn in the seasons, so follows the turn in my beauty color palette — especially when it comes to my nails. It’s like my brain flips a switch on September 1 and I no longer crave the corals and oranges and pinks of the summer season; I want something dark and brooding, something with a little edge. Even if I’m going nude (on my nails, people, on my NAILS), I want it to feel distinctly seasonal.

For this fall, I’m really feeling the jewel tones (for those of you who know me well, this should not be a surprise). Whether a juicy shade of winey plum or a navy so dark it’s almost black, I love the impact a darker nail can have. Polish with an edge (pun intended). This time of year is also when I go for the metallics; not the bright sparkly golds or silvers you might see around the holidays, but the ‘dirty’, antique gold shades, ones with a hint of green in them. If you’re a bit more color averse than I am, nudes are still a great option for Fall, but go for something warmer, less pink more sandy brown. And if you’re looking to buck the trend while sticking with the season, try a bright orangey-red; it’s unexpected but still pairs well with flannels and over the knee boots.

Whether you’re willing to throw down some cash for your fingers and toes, or if you want a pop of color without the price tag, here are my favorite colors for Fall and my recommendations at every price point.

If you’re feelin’ fancy…

 If you want the biggest bang for your buck…

What about you? What are you rocking for the Fall season? 

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national lipstick day: my five all-time faves.

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Ladies!

It’s National Lipstick Day! Can you believe it? This actually exists? I mean, I guess everything has a day now, but for me, this is obviously a reason to celebrate. I feel like we should also all get the day off to take field trips to Sephora to stock up on our favorites, don’t you?

Alas, today is just a normal work day, but that doesn’t mean I’m not rockin’ my favorite shade.

And since it’s a day of recognition, which means we should celebrate in some fashion, I’m going to sing praises for my five fave lipsticks. These are the ones that have gotten me through good times and bad, and no matter the day, the time, the occasion…they’re my go-tos. My ladies. My bevvy of beauties.

Here we go.

5. Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti: perfect peach shimmer for those days when you want a little bit of color but can’t be bothered with the upkeep. It’s also so moisturizing given that it’s kind of a lip balm and a lipstick in one. There are a million colors to choose from, but Tutti Frutti’s orangey-peach shade works best for my fair skin.

Revlon - Tutti Frutti

4. Boots No 7 Sheer Lipstick in Attract: this was SUCH a random find years ago when Target first started selling Boots products, but it has stood the test of time. It’s crazy cheap (but not too cheap that you question quality) and for my lips, it’s the perfect neutral shade. High marks all around for this British transplant.

NO7 - attract

3. Nars Lipstick in Dolce Vita: this is the one lipstick I’ve bought more than any others combined. It’s my ‘My Lips But Better’ shade and I wear it almost every day. It works with any skintone and it’s just the best, best, best neutral shade. Nars formulation is also super moisturizing and has staying power, and it’s one of the best in my mind in terms of price-value relationship.

Nars - dolce vita

2. Tom Ford Lipstick in Wild Ginger: god, I love this lipstick. It’s so chic and so beautiful and I just feel pretty when I wear it. Tom Ford really knows his way around a lipstick; I have really never worn anything with better coverage, depth of color, and feel than this lipstick. The only reason it’s not my number one is the price tag — $50 is steep for a lipstick, and while you certainly get what you pay for with this ones, I definitely save it for special occasions knowing that replacing this on a regular basis can get pricey.

TF - wild ginger

1. Nars Lipstick in Schiap: sigh. For me, this is the lipstick to end all lipsticks. It’s the perfect shade of bright pink for me, and I wear it anywhere and everywhere (to work, to dinner, to the grocery store, to lounge in my apartment eating bon bons). It’s the one lipstick I’d take with me if I was stranded on a desert island, and it’s my go-to if I’m having a bad day and just need to put a little pep in my step. Love it, love it, love it.

Nars - schiap

Honorable Mention — Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey: this one’s iconic, period, the end. It’s been around for ages, it somehow magically looks great on everyone, and for a higher end brand, its price is very nice. If you want a neutral-ish option that works for any occasion and won’t break the bank, this is your ticket.

Clinique - black honey

What about you? What are your favorite lipsticks? Let’s celebrate those shades, ladies!