Fall 2014 Nail Polish Trends

On Friday I had the opportunity to participate in a really fun evening since Sokos Joensuu threw a trend night for some local bloggers. We got the hear about some current fashion, make-up, cosmetic, hair and of course also nail polish trends and I thought it would be fun idea to share some of this information with you guys also. I think you might be most interested about the nail polish trends, so here comes a short overview about those based on the trend night.

Of course some of the trends seem to come and go regularly each year. When fall is approaching at least I tend to reach out for more dark and down-to-earth colors and these also seem to be the trendy ones each fall. Blue toned colors have been very popular lately and this is also the case with fall polishes as there are quite lot of blues in all the fall collections but also blue toned greys or blue toned purples. The other hit seems to be all those different brown colors, especially brown cremes.

In the trend night we heard that fall starts with those down-to-earth dark colors and then later in the year all those darker metallic shades will come to play too. Zoya Entice & Ignite collection is a really good example of all those fall trend colors. I'm always into everything shimmery and metallic, so to me the Ignite side of the collection is a really big hit! I got all six polishes just the other day for review, so I'll be sharing my swatches of those soon. To get onboard with the brown fall trend I also asked to review Nyssa as it seemed like a perfect milky chocolate colored creme. Zoya also has three PixieDusts for this fall and I have one of those to share with you later too.

Essie's Dress To Kilt or OPI's Nordic collection are of course also good examples of all those trendy fall colors. OPI has quite many gorgeous browns in their collection and it also seems that in addition to all the down-to-earth colors, there are also some brighter ones for fall too, like Suzi Has A Swede Tooth, My Dogsled Is A Hybrid and Can't aFjord Not To from the same OPI collection. Essie's Dres To Kilt trusts on those muted earthy colors, but I'd say my favorite from that collection is lightest one called Take It Outside.

Not really surprisingly when we'll move towards the holiday season, there will of course be more sparkling, metallic and shiny colors.
This seems to be the case every year as all these that I just randomly picked out here are from past collections. I'm not one to complain about anything glittery or shiny, so I do look forward for this year's holiday collections.

Another trend that is coming back once again is matte polishes. Those were really big hit few years ago and they really didn't even go away, but now they seem to be coming back even more.
Some brands are making different colors with matte finish or something similar, like satin finish and such. But really the best way to do this trend is buying a matte top coat, that way you can make all the polishes that you already own matte. I currently own two matte top coats. BK Super Matte is from Born Pretty Store and eventhough it is already couple years old, it still works very well. The other one is L'Oreal Matte and I think it also gives quite nice matte effect. I have previously also had Essie Matte About You which works really well too.

On that trend night we also got to see what is currently trendy in fashion too, so of course if you don't want to just paint your nails with one single trendy fall color, you could take some inspiration from fall fashion. At least stripes, animal and other kind of prints are a big hit now and also mixing all those together. Other big trend in fashion seemed to be normcore, but I'm not really sure how one could interpret that on nails, maybe just doing nothing or applying only matte top coat on your bare nails. I surely won't be doing that though, but still, fashion trends can give you some great nail art ideas!

I do love these fall trends and I can't wait to try those Zoya fall polishes, but I also often wear just what I feel like regardless of the nail trends or fashion trends. But I have to say that I was so happy about this trend night even, finally we had a happening for bloggers here in Joensuu too! Thanks again to Sokos Joensuu and especially to Mari for organizing this event!

How about you guys, what do you guys think about current nail trends? Will you be rocking those this fall?



*Disclosure: I have gotten all the Zoya polishes for review. I have also orginally gotten both of those matte top coats for review. For more information view my disclosure policy.

10 comments

  1. Äääh, ihanat Zoyat ja glitterswatchit <3 Olen saman laitellut merkille mattalakkojen suhteen, tekevät kovaa tuloaan takaisin ainakin tähän kauteen :)

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    1. Nuo Zoyat on aivan ihania, just tikuttelin ne ja ah! <3 Matta on kyllä monesti myös ihan kivannäköinen, pitääkin taas koittaa kunnostautua noiden mattapäällyslakkojen käytön kanssa. :)

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  2. Kyllä nuo Zoyat aikalailla tiivistää tämän syksyn väritrendit ;) ihania :)

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    1. Niin kyllä tekee, ne on aivan ihania! <3

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  3. A matte finish is my favourite so I'm always excited to see more brands releasing matte polishes!

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    1. Matte is a great finish, I should really use it more! :) Hopefully there will be some great new matte polishes!

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  4. Sounds like a fun event!
    But no, I'm not into all these fall-inspired colours (I especially dislike brown..huh); although I do adore matte nails, so there's that at least. :)

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    1. It was really fun! :)
      Yeah, brown isn't my favorite either, but I figured I should even try some before I decide, so I'm trying! Matte is really great, I also like that trend. :)

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  5. Oh wow these look amazing :-) Sounded great :-)

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    1. It was really great! :) And yeah, I can't wait to try those Zoyas, they looked so amazing as I just painted them on swatch sticks!

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