Pinterest is awash with inspiration and ideas; from dreamy interiors to endless wanderlust and of course makeup trends. But one beauty item that has blown up in recent years is nail polish with nail polish shade images overtaking nail art.

With seasonal searches bringing a lot of traffic to the platform it's no wonder beauty obsessor and nail addict alike are on the lookout for the best autumnal nail polish shades to add to their collection.

According to Pinterest, this seasons most popular shade is Essie Angora Cardi. So loved in fact, it's been repinned over 500,00 times! Priced at £7.99 the deep dusty rose shade is pretty affordable and lovely however having come across a £1.60 dupe I simply had to share it!
And when I say dupe this polish is certainly a match in colour and even quality.

Whenever a change of season comes around I'm always on the lookout for new nail polish colours to add to my collection - but on a budget. 

Over time I've realised that 'budget' doesn't have to mean scrimping on quality, hence why this post is filled with nail polishes from my favourite more premium nail polish brands - Essie, Orly and Ciate. And in some gorgeous autumnal tones!

Read more for nail swatches along with where to find these 5 budget nail polishes perfect for fall... 

For the longest time, I've been a fan of Models Own nail polishes. They apply with ease, come in endless shades and last well both on the nails and in terms of product longevity. I love them that much I have around 50+ Model Own shades! 

At normally £4.99 each they are pretty mid-price for nail polish and when a shade I like comes out I'm happy to pick it up. However, when browsing eBay last week I came across an amazing offer I just couldn't resist.

For the past few years, Essie has been my go-to nail polish brand due to their wide range of shades and affordable price tag.

I now have quite the collection of Essie nail polishes which take pride of place at the front of my nail polish stash and get used often. However, with endless Essie neutral shades amongst glitters and dark hues for winter, I surprising hadn't tried one of Essie's most coveted nail polishes shades and the only shade Queen Elizabeth wears on her nails!

I've come to realise that I like to 'faff' when it comes to painting my nails. It could actually be compared to the pretty iconic scene in Love Actually where the character played by Rowen Atkinson takes gift wrapping to a whole new level.

In all, I've counted 8 or 9 steps in my nail painting routine, which I like to spread over an evening and turn it into a sort of pampering. I guess because I enjoy painting my nails it's sort of self-care at the end of the day or week. It's also a good excuse to not watch TV (because I can't seem to do two things at once!) or check my phone every 5 minutes. I simply sit and enjoy the process and enjoying having perfectly painted nails at the end of it.

So I thought I'd share my self-care/pampering manicure routine as it keeps my nails in check and is quite therapeutic.

Summer is most definitely here and I'm pretty sure most of us are painting our nails that bit more often. From pastel tones to neon brights, nail polish choices are endless. But it is easy to go for the same type of shades time and time again. So I'm suggesting a bit of a shake up with a few alternative non-typical summer shades that surprisingly work.

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