Many people think of autumn as a season of brown leaves and grey skies, but nothing could be further from the truth. From the vibrant orange of Halloween pumpkins to the explosion of mustard and red tones that adorn the trees, there’s no shortage of colour this season. And, with so much inspiration to draw from, there are some fabulous autumn nail styles trending right now.
Here’s a round-up of the best of the best, from the subtle to the standout, the practical to the impractical – there’s sure to be something you love.
So, get scrolling and get inspired.
Too often, nude tones can be seen as a bit… well, boring. While nude nails absolutely have their place, there are some fantastic ways to jazz them up a bit, and one of the most simplistic, but effective is to mix and match your nude tones.
Achieve an ombre effect by taking different shades of nude and applying one to each finger. Not only does this break up all that beige, but it adds much more interest and incorporates some of the deeper autumn browns.
Keeping the same theme of using a different colour on each finger to elevate your nails without too much effort, this next look opts for bolder, autumnal colours. Bringing those shades that are so synonymous with the season into a manicure isn’t just super cute, it also means your nails will complement all your fave fall outfits.
And, if you’re feeling a little adventurous, adding a little nail art is a great way to elevate your nails to the next level.
Emilio Pucci was an Italian fashion designer renowned for his loud prints and bold colour choices. Whether or not you’re daring enough to wear one of his dresses, the Pucci-inspired nail trend is something we’re living for.
Kylie Jenner has been showing off some incredibly intricate Pucci designs on her Instagram, but you can get the same effect without a Hollywood manicurist on staff. Pucci was known for using bright palettes of clashing colours, so grab a handful of polish shades that make your heart sing and get creative.
Channel Your Dark Side
If bright colours aren’t your thing, you’re in luck. Dark, sultry nails are back in a big way this season, with grey, black and inky blue all making an appearance. Nothing quite compares to a classic black nail, but if you’re not ready to take the plunge, why not experiment with black falsies?
For a slightly more subtle, but equally moody look, try Bluesky Shades Of Grey Mini Trio. The set contains three gorgeous grey gel polishes, including Shiny Asphalt, a graphite grey with a glimmer of glitter.
Tis the season for trick or treating, so lean into the Halloween theme with spooky nail designs. From purple and green Frankenstein’s monster combos, to the classic black and white Jack Skellington look, this is your chance to get creative.
Your only limit is your imagination, so whether you go all out with something show-stopping, or keep it understated with a spooky take on french tips, you can create a Halloween-inspired look you’ll love.
The leaves are beginning to change, which means it’s time to shake up your beauty lineup and give those SPF saviours and tropical fragrances a few months off. The arrival of autumn brings with it an increased need for hydrating skincare products, and the perfect opportunity to try something new in your daily regime. If you’re not quite sure where to start or are looking for some inspiration, here are six of our must-have beauty products for October.
Every woman deserves a luxurious eye cream, and Lancome Genifique Eye Cream is an ideal choice as the weather gets harsher. Infused with 7 pre and probiotics, the formula is inspired by microbiome science to restore health and radiance to the skin. Hyaluronic acid penetrates the delicate skin around the eyes, drawing moisture from the atmosphere and locking it in to deeply hydrate and plump. Together, these effects reduce the appearance of fine lines and revive the eye area for a healthier, more youthful look.
This is no ordinary serum. Infused with Long Life Herb, a Japanese botanical extract with a high vitamin and mineral content, bareMinerals SKINLONGEVITY Long Life Herb Serum reverses the visible signs of aging. Strengthening the skin’s barrier by up to 45% against environmental aggressors, stress and free radicals, the serum protects against future damage while also improving skin’s radiance, tone and texture.
Offering weightless hydration that gives your skin the boost it needs over the colder months, Dermalogica Age Smart Biolumin C Moisturiser is a must-try this October. The light, gel moisturiser is enriched with glycerin, squalane and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture without any greasy residue, while beta-carotene, aloe vera and additional plant botanicals brighten the complexion.
Some days you want a little extra coverage, while still looking natural. Lab Series Instant Fix Colour Correcting Moisturiser does just that, combining lightweight hydration with subtle blurring technology. The transfer-resistant formula adjusts to your skin tone and acts quickly to reduce redness, smooth the appearance of imperfections and balance your overall complexion. So, you can be photo-ready and filter-free while still looking your best.
Blondes have more fun, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mix things up now and then. With Bleach London Rose Toner Kit, you can transform your blonde or bleached locks, giving them a new tint for a new season. The Rose Toner Kit includes everything you need to banish yellow and welcome in a “distinctly pink” shade that you’ll be living for this autumn.
Whether the late nights are catching up with you or the stress of daily life is starting to show, an eye mask can go a long way to helping you look and feel more refreshed. The Nails Inc Hydrogel Avocado Eye Mask includes 20 pairs of film-backed hydrogel masks to de-puff and brighten even the most tired eyes. After just 20-30 minutes, the avocado extract will plump, nourish and destress delicate under-eye skin.
There we have it, a hand-picked selection of the best beauty products for you to try this October. Which will be at the top of your list?
Nothing says “pamper time” quite like a DIY manicure. Filing, shaping, protecting and polishing; there’s something very zen about the whole process. And, whether you love a pop of colour or the classic simplicity of French tips, these brands have everything you need to get your nails looking perfect for the coming season. So, the only question is, which will you be wearing next?
100% cruelty-free and based right here in the UK, Nails Inc offer innovative, expertly formulated nail products for every step of your mani. Try the Powered By Collagen range, which restores health to thin and brittle nails. Or, try the plant-powered Dont Stop Beleafing Duo, which includes two truly stunning shades; forest green Grow Your Eco, and copper Palms In The Air polishes.
When it comes to false nails, Elegant Touch brings variety, quality and on-trend styles. Colours include classics, like French Bare and Berry Blast, as well as more show-stopping options in the Luxe Looks range. Try Strip Tease, with pink glitter ombre tips, or Don’t Mocha Me, nude nails with metallic accents. Whatever look you’ve been coveting, you’ll find your fantasy falsies with Elegant Touch.
Who needs a salon when you can get professional-quality gel nails from the comfort of home? Award-winning gel nail brand, Bluesky, offers a vast range of gel polishes, so the only limit is your imagination. The Bluesky Starter Kit contains a UV light and three base coat colours to get you started, then top up with whatever hue takes your fancy from the rest of the range. We’re living for the Lucky Set 3, which includes six shades that are perfect for autumn.
Sally Hansen is one of the biggest names in the industry, and for good reason. Starting with a dedicated nail care range, the brand has been primarily focused on improving nail health and have taken this same approach to their cosmetic polish lines. Sally Hansen Good Kind Pure Vegan Nail Polish is an excellent example of this, with a plant-based formulation that still delivers long-lasting, vibrant results.
Rimmel knows a thing or two about beauty, and the two-step Rimmel SuperGel is one of the company’s best-selling products. Created to allow you to achieve gel nails at home without a UV lamp, the system starts with a base coat of thick, pigmented colour and finishes with a top coat of protective nail lacquer. Best of all, it’s both easy to apply and remove, so you can change your shade whenever the mood takes you.
Known as the makeup of makeup artists, Max Factor is a distinguished brand in the cosmetics industry. If you don’t have the patience to cure your gel polish under a UV lamp, Max Factor Nailfinity X-Press Gel Nail Polish is a great alternative. A glossy, gel-like polish with a chip-repellent finish, the polish comes in a variety of vibrant shades, including VIP and Spotlight On Her. Try something bold or stick to your favourite; the choice is yours.
When it comes to home manicures, you’re spoiled for choice, with a rainbow of quality nail polishes, all available at Fragrance Direct.
With new beauty launches and trends happening so often, it can be hard to choose a product that’s actually worth spending your money on. We’ve taken the guesswork out of shopping this month by sharing with you the products we’re obsessing over right now. From luxurious cleansing balms to magical nail products, read on to find out more…
The all new At1 skincare range has officially dropped at FD! Featuring luxurious creams, hydrating toners and incredible eye creams, this new brand is the one to watch this season.
Right now we’re loving the Deep Cleaning Balm, this life changing product helps you to cleanse the day away by effortlessly removing dirt and makeup, even waterproof mascara too! Combining grapeseed oil with high-quality crambe oil that nourishes skin, whilst apricot and blackcurrant oils to plump the skin using all natural sources of vitamins A, C & E. Plus, it even includes echium oil to soothe skin, minimise redness and irritation too.
Magical skincare, mood lifting beauty and luxe gift sets. Sensori+ has landed!
Discover Sensori+ Mood Lifting Mist Swan River Sunshine. At the heart of the sunniest city of Australia – Perth, the luminous water of Swan River flows through, surrounding every passer-by with captivating iridescent lights and dreamy reflections. This uplifting blend of invigorating bergamot, delightful clary sage and lush ylang ylang, recreates the optimistic energy of this cloudless day. Using natural yet clinically proven mood lifting ingredients; This Advanced Detoxifying Mood Lifting Mist has a profound positive effect on energising and uplifting the mood. It is all-natural and plant-derived and contains ChloresPURE®, an exclusive green technology developed in Australia. The technology provides a gentle healing solution, eliminates malodours, and neutralises airborne toxins on a molecular level.
The colder months are setting in, this only calls for one thing – deep, rich, wintery and warm nail colours.
This super cute nail polish set by Nails Inc features two vegan polishes that are powered by a 73% plant based formula. These luxurious polishes work overtime to be kinder and gentler on your nails with no compromise on colour, quality or wear time. Mix and match with two incredible shades of forest green and copper. These shades are formulated with the patented wide hugging brush, making it easier to achieve flawless application.
Up your brow game this season with SOSU by SJ’s Brow Beautiful Brow Gel. Say Goodbye to bad brow days and enhance your brow shape with this clear, quick drying formula. The mini brush evenly coats and precisely grooms hair, with conditioning Vitamin E for a silky smooth finish that stays in place all day long. Try out this quick drying formula that’s infused with incredible ingredients and comes in 5 different shades too!
Pucker up and transform your lips with the Patent Lip Lacquer by bareMinerals. Not only is it full coverage, moisturising and infused with minerals, it provides next level shine that lasts all day too! This high gloss liquid lipstick features good-for-skin nudes made for every skin tone. The cushiony, hydrating formula helps to keep lips soft, while a dual-sided applicator smooths on full coverage with one swipe. If you’re on the hunt for a product to try this month, give this one a go and discover every shade including mauves, pinks, peaches and beiges.
Outdoor events are finally on the horizon, which means it’s time to plan your new summer nails! Not only do they look great on the ‘gram, a set of bright, funky nails can instantly transform your mood into a summer state of mind too.
Whether you’re still creating those at-home manis or you need some inspo for your next salon appointment, we’ve got you covered. From fresh sets featuring shades of neon to pastel perfect prints, there’s a little something for every taste and skill level. Read on to find the latest and greatest nails worth copying this summer…
Pick And Mix
The pick and mix mani is every young girl’s dream. This funky set is a great way to combine an assorted mix of all of your favourite designs into one. It’s fun, it’s different and it will certainly turn heads no matter where you go. @nailartbychlo
This graphic yet simple nail art has taken over our feeds this year. Why not put your summer spin on the look and add some fresh, bright colours to the mix? Give it a retro vibe like these bright orange swirl nails we can’t get enough of! @nailartbychlo
We’re completely obsessed with these smiley nails this season. This positive look has been seen on the likes of Harry Styles and Dua Lipa, need I say more? Just save this for your next nail appointment, you won’t regret it… @nailchark
Have you seen anything sweeter? This manicure is giving us the ultimate summer energy we need this season. Just pick out a clear coat, your fave fruits and voila, you’ve officially got the tastiest nails ever. @nailsbyyagal
Love Is In The Air
Heart inspired nails have been popping up everywhere. This bold, pink set is giving us all the inspo we need for our next new look. If you’re a dab hand at nail art then give this try, if not, save this picture and show your nail tech! @nailsbydannimoore
If colourful and bold nails aren’t really for you, then a simple pop of colour to the tips of your nails is a great addition to have this season. Put a cute twist on a simple, classic mani and opt for a vivid colour like these. @harrietwestmoreland
Are you leaving it to the pro or giving your own mani a go? Discover our complete collection of nail products at Fragrance Direct, from cool colours to nail strengthening must-haves, we’ve got everything you could need and more for your next new look!
Sock curling, funky nail art, curtain fringes – it’s time to talk about all things viral beauty! From nail and hair trends to makeup and skincare must-haves, we’ve rounded up the ultimate weird and wonderful beauty trends that are really worth trying right now…
Thanks to TikTok’s latest viral trend, we can now create effortless, heat free curls without using any hair damaging tools. However to do so, you’ll have to use an item from your home that you probably wouldn’t expect. It’s socks! All you need is slightly damp hair and a random pair of socks – start by separating your hair into section and then weave the sock into a crisscross pattern, once your hair has dried, remove the sock from your hair and voila, you’ve created flawless curls that you’re going to love. With over 33 million views on TikTok, we think it’s time you gave this trend a go!
Funky Nail Art
A fresh manicure is a perfect way to add a little something extra to your outfit. While we will always love a classic french manicure and the perfect pop of nude, why not try something a little more adventurous for your next manicure? From subtle nail art detailing to bold funky designs, there is something for everyone with this season’s most stylish nail trends. Life is certainly too short for boring nails so try out our incredible nail range today!
The 90’s are officially back! If you’ve been holding onto those quintessential claw clips then you’re in luck, they’re trending almost everywhere at the moment, from the likes of Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber, they’re making a big statement this season. Find your inner Rachel and Monica and try out this wonderful new throwback trend now!
The 70’s are serving up some seriously fab fashion inspo lately. From super suede coats to flashy flared trousers, what’s not to adore about the 70’s stylespiration? But it’s time the fashion moved over and let 70’s beauty world take over, with dreamy orange tones and clear lip glosses, we’re moving onto curtain fringes too! Full, thick and swishy, curtain fringes are currently all over everyone’s social feeds, this statement hairstyle is perfect for someone looking for a fab new look!
Gua Sha Facial
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique offers a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain and encourages blood circulation too. With a gua sha tool you can create the ultimate at home luxury facial, just grab your favourite face oil and watch your facial tension reduce. This new trend comes with many wonderful benefits including lymphatic drainage, so go on, what are you waiting for? Give this trend a try and restore your sense of calm and tranquility…
Freckles are the biggest beauty trend on the world wide web. With more and more social filters incorporating freckles into their Instagram filters and countless tutorials on TikTok showing you how to achieve a cute constellation of faux pigment freckles across your cheeks and nose, beauty fanatics can now use henna, bronzer and fake tan to create the ultimate faux freckle look! If you’re on the hunt for the perfect tutorial, just do a quick internet search and try out some freckle fun!