When you think about it, nail polish is the most baby friendly beauty product. You apply when the baby is asleep, it dries, and then poof! No need to reapply or worry about smudges. It won't wipe off on the baby and make everyone think your child has some weirdo birth mark. And it lasts for a week (or, if you are a total laze-bum like me, three, because I work the "chipped nails look.") Perfect!
For fall, neons and brights are making way for the traditional vampy wine colors, but I think a more fun route is metallics.
It actually reminds me that my first nail polish love was a little Hard Candy polish in Trailer Trash, a perfect silver that I wore in high school like it was my job. Sigh. Now I have to go self sharpen some No. 2 pencils and watch William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet again to exorcise that memory.
This season, I'm really loving Topshop's Gilted, a beautiful bronze that would look killer with sweaters or a blazer come September (fall starts a lot earlier in New York as compared to DC...like, a LOT)
A little more sophisticated than my high school favorite, even though I might not be. If you'll excuse me, I have some early Leonardo DiCaprio queued up.