I am now feeling very autumnal indeed. Although we saw a glimpse of an Indian Summer, this evening is rainy and windy. The two main ingredients that together herald the official start of autumn.
However, I am also excited to wear more stoney, pebble-brown shades on nails and lips and pack away the pastels until next year. Even on the eyes, a soft golden-brown seems more appropriate. Barielle's new Style in Argyle collection is made up of the most beautiful minky, brown and tawny shades for nails. So chic with black. I love their winter-inspired names too, such as Tight Knit and Wool You Marry Me. I am also quite taken with Rococo Nail Apparel's Brown Button Creme, which is a lovely cross between brown and burgundy-red.
Finally, nothing says Autumn quite like a statement lip. But instead of full-on block colour, I am opting for a softer stain on the lips, which looks much more modern and gives the appearance of a 'freshly bitten lip' that's so alluring. bareMinerals Parfait and Sweet Apricot are super-soft, creamy and are made from 100% natural ingredients.
What's not to get excited about?
Rococo Nail Apparel, £11.50bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipcolours, £13