Makeup Wars: My Fall 2013 Go-To Manicure

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My Fall 2013 Manicure Go-ToToday for Makeup Wars we’re sharing our current favorite fall manicures. I have a confession, I’m a girl with hundreds thousands of nail polishes, and I haven’t been wearing much. I’ve been busy running around like a crazy person and really haven’t even had time more than than a few manicures!

But, the ones that I’ve done have all been the same 2 polishes, which you can see here. I’ve mostly been wearing them separately, but they do work together!

Nails Inc Bond Street and CoverGirl Violet FlickerI’m a big purple girl, and my favorite polishes right now are Nails Inc Bond Street and CoverGirl Violet Flicker.

The Bond Street is Gel Effect Polish. This polish is meant to be a little longer lasting with more shine than a usual manicure. I have noticed that I get a day or two of longer wear, though I’m not sure it is any shinier (my normal Seche Vite top coat is already really shiny). There’s also a plumping effect, which is apparently the extra layer effect that you’ll get on your nails with gel manicures.

The polish is very pigmented and I only need 2 thin coats, so I haven’t noticed much plumping. And I have to admit that I find the plumping to be a strange thing to be wanting. I really don’t like having such thick nails. It must just be me!

Swatch of Nails Inc Bond Street and CoverGirl Violet Flicker
The CoverGirl Violet Flicker is from their new Hunger Games collection. I was lucky enough to see a mini-display at Meijer a few weeks ago right after it was put out, though already only these 2 colors were left. I’ve only seen empty displays since that time! This is a really pretty color in person, the picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s a very pretty purple with multi-color shimmer and glitter. I need 3 thin coats to get it opaque and due to the glitter it is hard to get off. I have to use the foil method for nail polish removal to get the glitter off of my nail.

What colors have you been wearing this fall?

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  1. October 14, 2013 / 6:31 pm

    Of course I love your purple mani!

  2. October 14, 2013 / 7:01 pm

    My nails have finally gone fall. This week I'm wearing Nails Inc. in Tate, a dark red cream. That Violet Flicker is gorgeous, but I'll be surprised if I find it.

  3. October 14, 2013 / 7:05 pm

    I need to be on the lookout for that CG polish–it's really gorgeous!

  4. October 15, 2013 / 1:08 am

    I can't wait to see The Hunger Games collection.

  5. October 15, 2013 / 2:02 am

    Very pretty, I love a purple manicure. I just bought two of the polishes from this collection yesterday. They had just put it out at CVS and I know it will go fast since there are only 2 of each shade. I'm a little worried now about the glitter since it doesn't play nice with my nail wraps.

  6. October 15, 2013 / 3:13 pm

    What a pretty little pairing! I'm like you. I own so many polishes, and my nails are bare right now! šŸ™‚

  7. October 16, 2013 / 12:05 am

    Those polishes are stunning! The Hunger Games collection is going to quickly, I haven't been able to find anything on my list!

  8. October 16, 2013 / 12:07 am

    That nice. I really like purple and even went through a purple phase where all my clothes were shades of purple and even my bedroom was painted purple. I have Wet n Wild Through the Grapevine on right now. My favorites for fall so far are Zoya Louise, Sally Hansen Stocking Nude, Maybelline Clearly Spotted, Essie After School Boy Blazer, OPI Muir Muir and OPI Schnapps Out Of It.

  9. October 16, 2013 / 12:58 am

    Okay, so I need to try this Gel Effect Polish. That plumping effect looks spot on. And of course the purple is just so pretty on you!

  10. October 16, 2013 / 1:48 am

    I love the glitter! Though I agree that it isn't the easiest to remove. I only wish the foil method was a little faster.

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