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Posted on September 18, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

Can you feel that special thrilling chill in the air? It means summer is gone for good! Autumn will soon be here, with its sleepy and romantic atmosphere, ready to gather us in its warm embrace. Autumn has always been my favourite season: it has a special spooky charm that other seasons don’t have, thanks to a festivity which is not part of the Italian calendar but fascinating nonetheless. Halloween has quickly become a global festivity, but in some parts of the world it nearly coincides with another, much older festivity, the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), celebrated in Mexico and in other cultures. Skulls (calaveras) and skeletons (catrinas) are the symbols of this holiday which have served as inspiration for So So Skullicious by OPI.

The American brand has released a set of four mini nail polishes in shades which reminds us of the Mexican and American festivities. They are Hi, Pumpkin! (jack-o-lantern orange), A-Rose from the Dead (hot pink), Mourning Glory (shiny black) and Candlelight (flame yellow). All these polishes have a cream formula (you can see them swatched here); the shades are pretty basic but very bright, perfect to cheer your autumn up. The set, available in stores in September 2012, includes nail skull decals, another homage to the Dìa de los Muertos imagery.

OPI nail polishes contain no DBP, Toluene or Formaldehyde.