There's something about September.. As soon as we get towards the end of the month I start itching to pull the thick knit jumpers out of storage, begin wondering the aisles of Boots in search of berry toned lip products and even notice myself checking coffee shop menus for the festive specials. In my eyes the easiest way to acknowledge a seasonal change though is nail colour, and with pastels and brights set aside, it's finally time for the Autumn shades to make a comeback.

If for some reason I was told I could only ever wear a single nail polish for the rest of my life (dramatic statement, I know) there's no doubt it would have to be Essie Sole Mate. There's just something about this rich wine toned burgundy that I can never get enough of. It goes with everything, looks classic and is also a near on exact dupe for the coolest nail polish in town - Chanel Rouge Noir, although with considerably better lasting power and for only half the price - you're welcome.

Honourable mentions also have to go out to Bordeaux, another Essie masterpiece and Clinique's Black Honey - two more burgundies I know I'll be pulling out in the weeks to come, but for now, Sole Mate has my heart!

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Essie Nail Polish in Sole Mate
Chanel Nail Polish in Rouge Noir

Essie Nail Polish in Bordeaux
Clinique A different Nail Enamel in Black Honey