Rimmel Salon Pro 'Urban Purple'
Creamy, red based purple
I've harped on about the Rimmel Salon Pro range before, but in terms of formula I still find them fairly hard to beat. Urban Purple is unlike anything else I own. I feel as though it appears more red in the bottle than when applied, but it's a flattering shade that will ease you through the transition from summer brights to deep, autumnal berries.
KIKO Quick Dry 'Taupe Brown'
Neutral, balanced taupe
A shade that I've had a lot of use from recently, this actually came from a selection of KIKO polishes that I got for Christmas but can be purchased singularly from their quick dry collection, too. On the nails it translates as a taupe brown with just a hint of purple that prevents the colour looking flat.
Essie 'Bobbing for Baubles'
Deepest, darkest sapphire
Another shade that's unlike anything else I own, Bobbing For Baubles is pretty enough to have me breaking my usual rules against blue nails. It's a rich, deep sapphire that sits particularly well against fair skin and offers something a little different by way of an autumn manicure.
Cement grey with a creamy finish
I have a few nail polishes that fit somewhere along the grey scale, but this is by far the most committed of the bunch. It's a true cement shade that I wasn't too sure about to begin with, but once on the nails I find it to be surprisingly wearable.
Sleek granite grey
Somewhere between a sleek grey and a sophisticated beige, Chinchilly is one of those shades that goes with just about everything. It's fuss free and looks great on pretty much all skin tones, although I do find that it takes 3 coats to achieve full opacity.
One of my most worn shades of all time, KIKO's cult shade (also known as #372) is pretty much my perfect nude. It definitely leans a little more pink that beige, although I find the rosy hue to be really flattering on the nails. It's classic nude with a slightly more feminine twist.