Nailing the Seasonal Transition

Written by Ashley

Things I don’t give a fugg about:

Wearing white after Labor Day, Nickelback and abiding by seasonally appropriate nail color rules.

First things first– nobody can go through life with a raggity set of cuticles, but when the weather starts to get a little nippy, my cuticles go wild! Peace Keeper Nail Renewal Oil keeps my troublesome cuticles out of harms way with a swipe ( or two) each day. I keep some on my bedside, AND some on my desk. And when it comes to the nail itself, I keep them smooth & shapely with tools every couple of weeks, or depending on the barrage of manual labor inflicted upon me, more often.  CND carries my fav up-keep and manicure prep products, by far! They’re used by pros, and make it easy to at-home beautify the fingers.  Keep nails squared & short enough to manage with the CND line of files.  The Glossing Buffer & Kanga Buffer creates a smooth shine that could literally double as a naked nailed clear coat!  I like these to get rid of any ridges that come in, as well. My ultimate fav is the  Girlfriend Buffer, an extra-thick, three-way buffer designed to bring a natural, healthy shine to natural nails and nail enhancements for glowing nails. All of these products fit perfectly into any purse for on-the-go beauty.  You can find them at most professional beauty supply stores.


CND Glossing Buffer creates a perfect pre-polish nail

Now that you’re prepped for polish, milk the last minutes of summer nail fun with Kitson! But please, keep neons in mind for toes this Fall. They’re a pleasant and fun surprise under those closed toe pumps!

Kitson LA Nail Polish

$10 available at shopkitson.com

$10 available at shopkitson.com

Kitson, one of LA’s hottest paparazzi spots, has fans of their boutique & their nail line alike. Nicole Richie? Ashley Tisdale? We’re sold. Check these out, in addition to the Kitson nail line of  Fall friendly Matte polishes, at shopkitson.com

And for a more ‘ suitable ‘ and traditional transition into fall, we suggest grey, navy & deep purple to give your nails a dramatic & deep color spill.  These are appropriate for fingers & toes for Fall.

Our picks:

Rimmel London 60 Seconds in Delicious Dark: $3.49 at drugstores nationwide

CND Colours in Asphalt & Inkwell : SRP $9  at fine retailers

Avon Longlasting Nailwear : $3.49 at Avon.com


About the author


a fun-loving, twenty-something living in Brooklyn. She spends most of her time absorbing all the life, tofu and whiskey that NYC has to offer. Her current obsessions? BDG High-waisted leggings, vintage boot shopping in Williamsburg, Katherine Kwei's sling bag and Melanie Marie's two-finger horn ring.


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