Trend Alert: Oxblood Nails

November 9, 2012

By now you have probably been seeing and hearing all about Fall/Winter’s trendiest color – oxblood – and hopefully, unlike me, you didn’t immediately think of strange, Satanic rituals or that one scene in Apocalypse Now…  While I was admittedly confused when I first heard the word “oxblood,” because, quite frankly, I didn’t know it was even a color, I have since come to know and love the shade for what it is – a deep, rich, warm red hue that looks great on everyone!

So I have another confession: I totally meant to paint an accent nail in a dark navy color, but I totally forgot until I was halfway done painting my nails and by that time, I decided the deep oxblood color could hold its own.

I am wearing NYC polish in “Manhattan” with my favorite super shiny “Lasting Finish Pro” topcoat by Rimmel London.

It can be kind of hard to see the color because it is so dark and it can sometimes look a little more purple or burgundy, so here is an Instagram of my nails with the sun hitting them:

Ooh on a side note, you can also see my new Minnetonka moccasins in this picture.  I got them on sale at Marshall’s the other weekend for only $30 and I am in love!  They are really comfortable and the suede leather is so soft and luxurious feeling.  They are the perfect cozy shoe for the chilly weather we’ve (finally) been having!

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!  Thanks for reading:)


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  • aimee lynn

    love the oxblood nails!!! i love that fair isle sweater too! i want one really bad. have a wonderful weekend!

    November 9, 2012 at 11:48 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! I got the sweater from AE on clearance and it’s super cozy! Looking forward to the long weekend! :)

      November 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm Reply
  • Lady Kate

    Totally love that colour, it is one of my favourites, I have an oxblood colour by nails inc. & I love it. Your moccasins are so cute too, love the design on them :) x

    November 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! I love my new moccasins – so comfortable! – and the oxblood trend is one of my favorites for Fall/Winter! :)

      November 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm Reply
  • WhenJmetK

    I have been smitten with dark burgundy nails! I have a fresh mani right now, to which I added white polka dots using the end of a bobby pin. Looks super cute against the oxblood color

    November 10, 2012 at 8:26 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      That sounds super cute! You should definitely post some pics on your blog, I’d love to see your nails! :)

      November 10, 2012 at 10:34 am Reply
  • ourdailydress

    I totally thought satanic rituals too! I think we need to rename this colour.

    November 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Agreed – done and done. I’m thinking Ron Burgundy?!?! ;) (ps. I really hope you get that haha!)

      November 12, 2012 at 8:42 pm Reply
  • yourstylejourney

    Love it and great ring BTW!

    November 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! That ring is one of my favorites, it’s from American Eagle :)

      November 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm Reply

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