Fall Nail Polish Picks | 2016

Happy Monday, guys! Sorry for taking a week off, but it was a very unproductive week haha. Anyway, it’s officially Fall now! Even though Malaysian weather isย pretty much summer all year long, but Fall does bring in more rain and of course, new trends!ย Fall time means darker colours, sweaters and PSLs, but sadly, sweaters in 30 degree Celsius weather is a not a very good idea haha, and PSLs aren’t available here in Malaysia ๐Ÿ™

Today I’m showing you guys my fall nail polish picks for 2016! ย These are the types of colours that I’ll be rocking through out fall, unless I get new nail polishes, of course haha. I did a fall nail polish picks post in 2014 as well, and it’s pretty cool to see how much my taste in nail polish shades have changed.ย Lets check out my fall nail polish picks and hopefully you find a new nail polish to try for the fall!

Fall Nail Polish Picks | 2016

Fall Nail Polish Picks | 2016

You could see in my 2014 fall nail polish picks post that I was more into the rich, jewel-tones. Fast forward two years and I’m more into deep, dusty colours. I have a mix of drugstore and high end nail polishes to show you guys. Most of these shades are cremes, with a few shimmers thrown in!

Fall Nail Polish Picks | 2016

Trust Fund Beauty Champagne Socialite ($15)

Trust Fund Beauty is a vegan and cruelty-free brand that sells lipsticks and nail polishes, all formulated in the USA or EU. Champagne Socialite is a gorgeous rose-gold shade that’s gorgeous all year round! This is a shimmery formula and it sparkles beautifully under light. The formula of this is on the more watery side, which makes it very easy to apply. It is a little bit sheer because of the formula, but two coats is enough for full opacity. I think this is one of those shades that everyone should own – it’s classy and elegant, perfect for a dinner party, an event, etc.

Etude House Berry Delicious Souffle Nail in #8 ($2.45)

#8 is a gorgeous deep red with a subtle shimmer running through it. The Berry Delicious Souffle Nail range is scented, and smells just like berries! The formula of this is amazing and this could pass for a one-coater. However, in my swatch, I used two coats for maximum opacity.

Etude House Forest Aurora Nails in #376 and #381 ($2.50)

The whole Forest Aurora range is perfect for fall, but I only picked these two up. #376 is a gorgeous dark purple that has fuchsia reflects and #381 is dusty purple mauve with teal reflects. Again, the formula of these are amazing! Etude House Nail polishes are so affordable and their formula is always on point!

OPI In the Cable Car Pool Lane ($7.91)

This rich burgundy shade has been my go-to fall shade for three years. That’s why the swatch looks horrible – it’s become so gloopy that I need to pick up a new bottle. I love the formula of this. It’s so pigmented and definitely a one-coater as well. OPI nail polishes have an amazing brush that is slightly wider that makes it super easy to apply the polish.

Essence the Gel Nail Polish in #20 Beautiful Lies ($1.99)

A deep lilac is a must for me during fall!ย It’s a good balance between a fall and summer shade – it’s deep enough but still has a fun pop of colour. The Essence the Gel Nail Polishes are so extremely affordable, but have amazing formulas. They’re very creamy, mostly one-coaters, and gives a beautiful gel glossy look.

Elianto Serenity

This one is a Malaysian brand so it’s not accessible if you’re outside of Asia. But basically, I like to pick out one bright colour for fall. A bright manicure is what you need for those gloomy days out some times! Elianto Serenity is a gorgeous periwinkle creme polish. The formula is a little bit sheer, but 2 coats gives it full opacity.

Fall Nail Polish Picks | 2016

So those were my fall nail polish picks for 2016! Hopefully you found a new polish to try! I’m always on the hunt for more nail polishes (#hoardersunite). So if you have any recommendations, let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading, xoxo


  • Miss ALK

    I loovveee Essence cosmetics. ๐Ÿ™‚ Need to try their nail polishes!!

    xoxo A

    • Yes! They’re so affordable, but their nail polishes are so high quality!

  • mckenna bleu

    I love forest aura!!!! Such a good color for fall!

    • The whole Etude House Forest Aurora range is perfect for fall! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • In the Cable Car is my favorite. Seriously SO pretty!

    • It’s a timeless fall classic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Elly Leavitt

    I love the forest aura! so pretty!

    • They really are! And Etude House nail polishes are so affordable, and great quality too!

  • Greta Hollar

    Love the burgundy OPI color! Perfect for fall!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    • It’s been my fall go-to nail polish for years now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The champagne socialite color is right up my alley.
    xoxo, Jenny

    • Definitely check the rest of Trust Fund Beauty’s nail polishes out! They’ve got plenty of gorgeous colours like Champagne Socialite!

  • That champagne socialite one is perfection! I love love love it!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

    • It’s my favourite “nude but not nude” (lol) colour! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Champagne socialite is perfect! You could totally wear it right through January 1st.

    • It really is! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristine Circenis

    Champagne socialite is seriously my kind of color!

    • It’s so pretty and so versatile! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Melinda House

    loving the in the cable car pool lane color!

    • It’s such a gorgeous fall colour!

  • Adriana

    Ooh I want to try the OPI berry shade!! My fall favs are Essie’s Bahama Mamma and I just got a perfect match shade yesterday called Manhattan and I LOVE it! It’s gorgeous! The perfect match Windy City is a gorgeous teal, too!!

    • I just looked up all those colours, and they’re calling my name!! Thanks for the recommendations! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Champagne socialite is so so pretty!!!!! I need that in my life.


    • Yesss, rose gold everything! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • My favorite is the OPI! I love dark vampy colors for fall. Love your blog design BTW!

    • It’s been my favourite for years now! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚