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Essie's Fall 2012 collection launches Sept. 1. This elegant burgundy is "Skirting The Issue," $8; at essie.com.

Fall's hottest nail polish


Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics, says a manicure is the affordable luxury every woman should make time for.
"People look at your eyes, they look at your shoes and they look at your hands," she says. "If your hands aren't well manicured, that speaks volumes about you. It says you don't care about the little details."
This fall, fashion designers are loving all things rich and ornate, and the same is true when it comes to nails. Come September, you'll be seeing lots of deep jewel tones on salon shelves. We've selected the season's perfect shades from some of our favorite brands.

NCLA will launch its sassy Fall/Winter 2012 nail
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NCLA will launch its sassy Fall/Winter 2012 nail lacquer collection, inspired by the Hollywood and Los Angeles nightlife scene, Sept. 1. This dark blue is "Call Me For The After Party," $16; at shopncla.com.

No nail polish lover's collection is complete without
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No nail polish lover's collection is complete without Essie. The classic brand, founded by Essie Weingarten in 1981, will release its new Fall 2012 collection Sept. 1. This creamy mauve is "Don't Sweater It," $8; at essie.com.

With a quick dry, color-lock formula, e.l.f. nail
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With a quick dry, color-lock formula, e.l.f. nail polish is a bargain buy. Try this dark red for fall, $2; at eyeslipsface.com.

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The LCN Urban Expression collection was created with
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The LCN Urban Expression collection was created with busy city girls in mind. It's long-wearing and chip-resistant, and it comes in four chic cosmopolitan-inspired colors, launching Sept. 1. This rose-smoke hue is "London Glam," $7.50, at lcnusa.com.

NCLA will launch its Fall/Winter 2012 nail lacquer
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NCLA will launch its Fall/Winter 2012 nail lacquer collection Sept. 1. This olive hue is "Dirty Martini," $16; at shopncla.com.

Essie's Fall 2012 collection launches Sept. 1. This
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Essie's Fall 2012 collection launches Sept. 1. This bold red is "Head Mistress," $8; at essie.com.

For those who prefer the well-manicured basics, this
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For those who prefer the well-manicured basics, this e.l.f. nail polish shade is nude, $2; at eyeslipsface.com.

The LCN Urban Expression collection launches Sept. 1.
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The LCN Urban Expression collection launches Sept. 1. This timeless beige is "Paris Chic," $7.50, at lcnusa.com.

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Essie's Fall 2012 collection launches Sept. 1. This
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Essie's Fall 2012 collection launches Sept. 1. This savvy red is "Recessionista," $8; at essie.com.

NCLA will launch its Fall/Winter 2012 nail lacquer
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NCLA will launch its Fall/Winter 2012 nail lacquer collection Sept. 1. This red wine-inspired color is "Without Me, There is No VIP!" $16; at shopncla.com.

Perfect Formula has a selection of classic fall
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Perfect Formula has a selection of classic fall colors made to keep nails strong and healthy. This rich red is "Caviar," $15; at perfectformulas.com and qvc.com.

Essie's Fall 2012 collection launches Sept. 1, and
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Essie's Fall 2012 collection launches Sept. 1, and this dark green is the headliner. The brand's founder, Essie Weingarten, calls it “the new black.” It's called “Stylenomics," $8; at essie.com.

The epitome of affordable fall fashion, this plum
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The epitome of affordable fall fashion, this plum nail color from e.l.f. is $2; at eyeslipsface.com.

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The LCN Urban Expression collection launches Sept. 1.
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The LCN Urban Expression collection launches Sept. 1. This steely titanium is "Tokyo Expression,: $7.50, at lcnusa.com.

NCLA will launch its Fall/Winter 2012 nail lacquer
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NCLA will launch its Fall/Winter 2012 nail lacquer collection Sept. 1. This metallic slate grey is "Rock Solid," $16; at shopncla.com.

Essie's Fall 2012 collection launches Sept. 1. This
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Essie's Fall 2012 collection launches Sept. 1. This elegant burgundy is "Skirting The Issue," $8; at essie.com.

Perfect Formula has a selection of classic fall
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Perfect Formula has a selection of classic fall colors made to keep nails strong and healthy. This deep plum is "Invite Only," $15; at perfectformulas.com and qvc.com.

The LCN Urban Expression collection launches Sept. 1.
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The LCN Urban Expression collection launches Sept. 1. This dark, stormy green is "New York Beat," $7.50, at lcnusa.com.

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Essie's Fall 2012 collection launches Sept. 1. This
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Essie's Fall 2012 collection launches Sept. 1. This greige is "Miss Fancy Pants," $8; at essie.com.

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