Now that most of the Fall 2011 polish collections have been revealed, do you have an overall favorite? I know many of us haven't seen all of the collections in real life because they're not yet available, but what are your first impressions? There are six brands that I tend to think of as the most mainstream: Orly, Zoya, OPI, Essie, Color Club, and China Glaze, and below are their Fall offerings. Of course there are many other brands that we love, but of these six, do you have a favorite Fall Collection?
I personally like my accessories--I do consider nail polish to be an accessory!--to reflect the season of the moment for the most part, and after a long, hot Summer, I'm ready for earth tones, smoky hues, and shades that make me really feel the season. The changing reds and golds of the leaves, bonfires, cool nights, crisp autumn blue skies, leather boots, soft sweaters...these are the things that come to mind when I think of Fall, and I like to see those shades represented in the Fall collections.
Thinking back over the past couple of years, Orly has often been my favorite Fall collection. I'm having that same thought again this year. A pop of color, some traditional Fall tones, and a variety of finishes all appeal to me in the Birds of a Feather Collection.
I must admit though, Zoya's Smoke & Mirrors is a collection that really reflects my favorite Fall moods and colors.
OPI Touring America has a handful of shades I'm interested in, but it definitely doesn't "look" like what I want a Fall collection to represent. I'd prefer to see smaller collections with more originality than a larger collection that has just a couple of Fall-like shades and a majority of what I'll call "filler" shades.
I love the theme of Essie's Brand New Bag, and I think the color palette is Fall-like. But the more I see swatches of this collection though, the less enthused I am about it overall.
This is the only Fall collection that I have so far, and there are some great Fall shades in Color Club's Back to Boho set. There are some shades that don't do anything for me though, and again, I'd prefer to see less shades that are more unique and true to the season, than a larger collection with some random shades included.
The China Glaze Metro Collection seems like a good Fall Collection, but again, there are some shades that don't appeal to me. I will say however, that for a larger Fall collection, they did a great job of hitting the mark on most of these shades. It has plenty of what I think makes up a good Fall selection--there's dark, smoky, pops of color, vampy, trendy, and a nice range of finishes.
I'm torn between Orly's collection and Zoya's collection for my favorite Fall set if I had to pick just one that represents the Fall season the best. Of course, that's just my opinion! Tell us your thoughts and what one collection you'd pick for your Fall favorite, based on what you've seen so far. Or maybe there's another collection that I didn't include that you like better.
On a side note, I did get my new computer up and running on the first try! Now I have to transfer all of the photos I had ready to post, load some software, and all of that other fun stuff!