When it came to make-up & nail polish, I liked to keep things very simple.  Rarely straying from red nail polish and neutral shades of lip gloss, I felt the color pallet I was selecting did not match or bring out my more exuberant personality.  I love big and bold colors.  But, when it came to actually applying them on my lips or nails I became extremely self-concious; terrified of what others would think when they saw me walking down the street with bright purple pout.

As of this year, however, I have learned a lot about myself and the importance of letting any crippling inhibitions go.  Nay-sayers be darned.  If I loved the idea of wearing bright and beautiful lipsticks and nail polishes, I shouldn't think twice about what others' opinions and should wear the various shades of color I love with confidence and pride. And wear them, I do!  You may think it funny, but I have found this whole experience to be completely freeing.  Giving me that little extra oomph that I needed to feel like the BOSS and hot mama I truly am.

Now, there are hoards of lipsticks and nail polishes out there for a variating range of prices.  Loving bright and bold colors as much as being frugal.  I have combined the best of the best and have created a list of my top 10 lipstick and nail polish colors/products for under $10 that are absolutely perfect for this upcoming Fall season!

Fall 2014 Lipstick Colors

1. Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick
Color: Hot
Price: $5.49 at Walmart

2. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids 
Color: Brazen Beery
Price: $5.59 at Target

3. Maybelline Color Sensational
Color: Rum Riche
Price: $4.39 at Target

4. Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick
Color: Piccadilly Pink
Price: $5.47 at Walmart

5. Revlon Moon Drops Creme Lipstick
Color: Orange Flip
Price: $8.99 at Drugstore

Fall 2014 Nail Polish Colors

1. Essie Nail Polish
Color: Aruba Blue
Price: $8.49 at Target

2. Wet N' Wild Fast Dry Nail Color 
Color: Sagreena The Teenage Witch
Price:$1.99 at Walgreens

3. O.P.I Hail Lacquer
Color: Violet
Price: $9.50 at Ulta

4. Maybelline Color Show Holographic Nail Lacquer
Color: Bold Gold
Price: $3.99 at Drugstore

5. Spoiled Nail Polish
Color: Pick Your Poison
Price: $1.99 at CVS

What lipstick & nail polish brand/colors do you absolutely love for this Fall?



  1. I adore the #2 and #5 lipsticks.I've read that cheaper brands of nail polish (drugstore) actually chip less than the high end brands of nail polish! And I am like you Michelle I always have felt weird wearing anything bold but now I figure, life is short, "wear what you like!"

    1. #2 and #5 are probably my most favorite ones too! And, I also heard that same thing about nail polish. So random, but so cool! Talk about a win-win! LOL! I'm so glad you too have internalized the saying "wear what you like"! Since choosing to internalize that mantra, I have been amazed at how much less I stress about what others think and how much more I truly love myself for who I am. Thanks for you sweet comment Brittany! You are simply amazing! XO, Michelle