Remember, remember the 5th of.. well, August actually. Yes, we may still be technically in the grips of summer, but the explosion of earthy tones currently re-decorating the Elle beauty cupboard would seem to suggest otherwise. And as our summer continues to masquerade as winter, were coming over all autumnal a month or so too soon. Inspired by the burnt aubergines, tarnished coppers, and rich burgundys seen on A/W 11 catwalks, this seasons nails are warm earthy hues either deeply opaque or intriguingly iridescent. Butter Londons Toff is the perfect winter warmer a curious dirty-mauve colour, with an exceptionally speedy drying time. For hard-working hands, Bourjois have developed a teal-slash-grey (teige?) colour that promises to strengthen nails and glides on easily with a wide pro-style application brush. For a brighter take on the trend, Rimmels Lasting Finish in Purple Pulse is fun and long-lasting and take the look from day to night with YSLs limited edition La Laque in no. 136 Black Bronze.