Classically Polished: Must-Have Nail Polishes for Fall

Let’s face it: Fall Fashion > Spring/Summer Fashion. I think this applies to makeup as well, and that includes nail polish. I typically lean towards rich, deep-colored nail polishes, so whenever spring comes along, I struggle to lighten up my nail polish palette. Luckily, with it being October, I can wear my dark colors without fear of looking out of sync with the season. Yippee!

dark nail polish for fall

Those looking to add to their fall nail polish collection will rejoice in these beauty discoveries that I recently made. These varnishes are perfect for classic literature and period drama lovers such as myself. But even without that, these colors are both unique and gorgeous and are sure to appeal to anyone with an eye for beauty.

First up is a stunning collection from Lollipop Posse Lacquer. That name alone is enough to earn my praise, but they also happen to have an amazing assortment of nail polishes, including a collection called “Full As Much Heart.”  This collection of 6 nail polishes was inspired by none other than my favorite novel Jane Eyre! Okay, I’m sold. The name of each polish comes from a quote in the novel, and the colors appear to be richly pigmented with eye-catching flecks of shimmer.

Lollipop posse lacquer: Full As Much Heart nail polish collection

Lollipop Posse Lacquer
When literature and beauty collide

The entire 6-polish collection is $57 or you can buy individual bottles for $9.50 or $11, depending on the color. I gotta say, I love them all! But which one is your favorite?

Lollipop Posse Lacquer: Where there is no extrication nail polish
Where There Is No Extrication: Amethyst with blue shimmer throughout
Where there is no extrication nail polish from Lollipop Posse Lacquer
“…and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatuus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.” -Jane, from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

Small Obscure Plain and Little: Lollipop Posse Lacquer
Small, Obscure, Plain, and Little: Grey with shimmers of violet and blue
Small Obscure Plain and Little nail polish from Lollipop Posse Lacquer
“Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you.”
-Jane to Rochester, from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

Lollipop Posse Lacquer: You Almsot Unearthly Thing nail polish
You Almost Unearthly Thing: Shades of magenta, red, yellow, and orange with red shimmer and charcoal-colored specks scattered throughout
Lollipop Posse Lacquer: You Almost Unearthly Thing nail polish
“You — you strange — you almost unearthly thing! — I love as my own flesh. You — poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are — I entreat to accept me as a husband.”
-Rochester to Jane, from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

My Drop of Living Water nail polish: Lollipop Posse Lacquer
My Drop of Living Water: Blue-toned green with purple flecks
Lollipop Posee Lacquer: My Drop of Living Water nail polish
“Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup?”
-Jane to Rochester, from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

A String Somewhere nail polish: Lollipop Posse Lacquer
A String Somewhere: Pink/magenta with a mix of gold, blue, red, and purple shimmering pigments
Lollipop Posse Lacquer: A String Somewhere nail polish
“Because, he said, “I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you – especially when you are near me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And if that boisterous channel, and two hundred miles or so of land some broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I’ve a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly. As for you, – you’d forget me.”
-Rochester to Jane, from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

I Am No Bird nail polish: Lollipop Posse Lacquer
I Am No Bird: Sapphire blue with various sizes of royal blue holographic hex glitters and a ample dose of purple to blue shifting shimmer
Lollipop Posse Lacquer: I Am No Bird jelly nail polish
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
-Jane, from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

And if that wasn’t enough eye candy for you, there’s more! You’ll definitely want to add these classic literature-inspired nail polishes from A England to your makeup bag. A England offers up alluringly vibrant nail polish shades that pay homage to the classics. I was especially drawn to their Gothic Beauties collection, which features shades named after some well-known period drama characters. My favorites include Tess D’urbervilles, Jane Eyre and the incorrigible Dorian Gray. Looking at each shade, you can really see how the colors capture the spirit and essence of each character.

Tess D’urbervilles:

A deep and turbulent emerald with specks of gold shimmer

Jane Eyre:

According to the product description this shade features “intensely smouldering crimson embers, imprisoned in a veil of sombre black.” Well that’s more than a little hardcore!

Dorian Gray:

An ice-cold pewter grey with deep golden shimmer

Unfortunately, A England does not ship internationally, but there’s still hope! If you live outside the UK, you can purchase these pretty polishes from any of A England’s worldwide distributors. Click here to find out where to buy.

What do you think of these boldly beautiful nail polishes? Which period drama-inspired color is your favorite?


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