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One of the hottest beauty trends this season is cobalt. Whether swept on lids or shining on nails, this classy color looks good on every woman. Keep reading for a few of my favorite ways to rock the look this season.

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If you’re looking for a new perfume to don this season, then check out the latest fragrance trends for Fall 2011. You’ll be sure to find a new favorite to wear all season long!

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Halloween will be upon us before you know it, but you can celebrate in “spook-tacular” style without donning a costume. The following Halloween themed beauty treats are sure to please even the most discriminating beauty fanatic!

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Fall makeup trends are a bold mix of metallic shadows, fiery lips and fierce eyeliner – but can real women pull it off? Of course! The trick – choosing one of these trends to focus on at a time, rather than looking like a hot mess. Keep reading to find 3 fall makeup trends you’ll flip for.

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I wrote in detail about Fall 2011’s nail trends, but one shade in particular has captured my attention and held it – burnt orange nail polish. Because jewel-like tones are so hot for fall, I decided to single out this shade in particular because it just screams fall to me. If you’re loving the look too, try one of these nail colors to drench your tips in a trendy color that works for both day and night!

1. Essie Nail Polish in Alligator Purse

Not only does this polish have a super-fun name, it’s a gorgeous and creamy burnt orange color that looks equally at home on fingers or toes. Unfortunately, Essie’s website seems to be currently out of stock of this particular shade, but recommends you try local salons to nab this lovely shade for yourself.

2. Butter London ‘3 Free’ Nail Lacquer in Minger

Despite this shade being a couple years old, you can still purchase it via the butter london website for $14, a real steal when you consider how popular this color is apt to be come fall. This edgy burnt orange offers instant style points to any outfit, and I can easily claim it is one of my favorites in the burnt orange family.

3. OPI Chop-Sticking to My Story

I was lucky enough to find this polish (originally from OPI’s Hong Kong collection) on Amazon for a great price, and couldn’t be happier. It’s creamy, long lasting and just the perfect shade of burnt orange. In fact, it’s what I’m wearing right now!

Luckily, all of these polishes are surprisingly easy to find despite the fact they aren’t new anymore, and you should be able to snap all of them up for fairly reasonable prices. If you know of another burnt orange polish, let me know in the comments! Stay lovely, faithful readers. 🙂

I am very excited about the upcoming nail trends we can expect to see this fall, especially since there are quite a few to choose from. From dark and ornate to glitzy and glam, these fall 2011 nail trends really pack a punch.

1. Neutrals

Neutrals are always a popular choice, especially for those who shy away from more “trendy” colors. From deep browns to barely-there nude and everything in between, neutral nails are fast becoming the go-to trend this fall. One to try: Essie Nail Color in Tea and Crumpets, $8, Beauty.com.

2. Glitter

While this look certainly isn’t for everyone, I adore glitter polish and feel it’s a great change for the fall season. You can wear the polish on every nail, but for a modern (and less in-your-face) twist, try painting one nail of each hand with glitter polish and paint the remaining nails a neutral or complementary shade. One to try: Sephora for Opi’s Only Gold For Me, $9.50, Sephora.com.

3. Metallics

Every year, metallic nail polish becomes a big trend and it’s easy to see why. They’re perfect for jazzing up your evening attire, and look great at parties and festive gatherings. Plus, they’re the quintessential feminine polish! One to try: Zoya Nail Polish in Tess, $8, zoya.com.

4. Jewel Tones

Rich jewel tones are a hallmark of the fall season, and nail color is following suit. From emerald green to peacock blue, rich eggplant and burnt orange, jewel tone nail polish is my favorite trend for fall 2011. One to try: ULTA Nail Polish in Envy, $5, ulta.com.

Which nail trend are you looking forward to the most this fall? Leave a comment and let me know – and, as always, stay lovely!

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