Fashionable Frugal: Fall Nail Colors 2011

Fashionably Frugal – Fall Nail Colors 2011

By Megan Livesey

Nail Polish is one of those fun accessories that is cheap, easy to change, fun and can definitely makes a fashion statement!  I love how nail polish trends change with the season and are usually different each year! Check out this great list of nail polish colors for the fall.  And, of course, some deals to go along with it.

Got a favorite color?  Let us know what you love to paint on your nails!!

::Fall Nail Polish Colors

This season it seems like the darker, matte colors are in for the fall. I think they are beautiful!

Greens The green nail polishes are more earthy tones. They can go a little bit brighter, but they still stay matte. An amazing green for the season is “Power Clutch” by Essie! A lot of celebrities have been seen wearing all types of green nail polish colors too!

Blues– The blues are bold, yet dark. They can even go into a darker teal color. I really love “Midnight Cami” by Essie! Celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Kelly Osbourne, wear blue nail polish too!

Purples – This one is one of my favorites. Dark matte purples are in this season. One of the best colors that I have found for Purple would have to be Essie’s Carry On. It is a deep purple that looks amazing on!

Reds – Crimson and wine colored reds are in for the fall. Crimson is a major staple for this fall. There are so many red nail polishes out there, so it is really up to you, but I happen to like “First Dance” by Essie.

Rusty – These are more bronzy colors that don’t have to be matte! The perfect bronzy, rusty color is definitely Essie’s “Very Structured“. I love it because it doesn’t look to orange because of how deep it is.

Deep Browns – These browns can almost be like a black they are so dark. I love “Chocoholic” by Sonia Kashuk at Target! It is really dark and pretty!

Beiges – Lighter colors always look good, but for this fall it is more of a skin tone beige! Essie’s “Case Study” is a gorgeous caramel beige that would go well with any skin tone!

Grays- Dark Gray nail polish is so stylish. This color can sometimes almost look black too. A pretty one is the Sally Hansen “Grey Area“! I found a nice list of gray colors for you to look at as well!

::Deals on Nail Polish


CVS has a ECB deal on Sally Hansen Nail items until 10/22

Sally Hansen 
Spend $10 Get $3 (limit 1)
Sally Hansen Cosmetics psa – $2.99
$0.50/1 Sally Hansen Product, exp. 12/31/11 (Walmart 10/09/11)
$1/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color Product, exp. 11/30/11 (RP 09/25/11 R)

Buy 4 Sally Hansen Nail Colors – $2.99 each
Total: $11.96
– (4) $1/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color Coupons
Pay $7.96
Get: $3 ECB
as low as $1.24 each after Coupon and ECB

CVS beginning 10/23:

Sally Hansen Beauty Tools, Nail Color or Treatments Buy One Get One 50% off
Sally Hansen Cosmetics psa – $2.99
$0.50/1 Sally Hansen Product, exp. 12/31/11 (Walmart 10/09/11)
$1/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color Product, exp. 11/30/11 (RP 09/25/11 R)

Buy 1 Sally Hansen Nail Color $2.99
Buy 1 Salley Hansen Nail Color $1.49 (50% off)

Total: $4.48
-(2)$1/1 Sally Hansen coupon
Pay: $2.48 for two nail colors

Rite Aid until 10/22:

Revlon Lip, Eye, Nail or Beauty Tool 40% Off Get a $2 UPR (limit 1)
$1/1 Revlon Nail Enamel RA printable

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  • Stefanie

    If you have an ULTA near you they have a lot of their brand nail polish on sale for $2 and it’s normally $6! I find it comprable to Essie or OPI and they have some great colors- Smoke Screen is an awesome dark grey! Also you can print a $3.50 off $10 coupon on their website so 5 nail polish for $6.50- amazing!

    • SharonD

      Thanks for the heads up Stefanie. I bought a bunch of the $2 ULTA polishes online. Some of the colors were out of stock, but I got a great deal!

  • Lisa

    How does that CVS transaction work out? The math is not adding up for me.
    Am I missing something? 4 polishes at 7.99 is 31.96
    Minus $6 of coupons is $25.96
    Minus ECB $3 is $22.96 for 4 polishes

    Unless the limit is more than one ECB offer?
    Even still, with $9 ECB (3 offers), I do not see how this works out to .74 each.

    • Cindy

      It’s suppose to be $2.99. Just a typo. If you go to the CVS deals for this week you can see it there as well.

      • Lisa

        Thanks Cindy–

        That makes sense. Too bad the coupon was regional. We didn’t get it here 🙁

  • Pamela

    My favorite nail polish color lately is by Wet n Wild, its called Raincheck.

  • Pamela K

    Meagan, great write-up on the nail polish. Thanks. I have to hunt for the $1.50 off coupons and do this deal.

  • Kia


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