I am enamoured with this polish.
Okay, now that we've got that out of the way I can tell you it's The Lace Is On, from the Essie Fall 2013 collection. I got the mini-cube last week and posted about the other three colours in the collection - HERE. This particular colour really stands out from the group so I decided I'd do a manicure with it alone. Then, as if the nail gods planned it, this new glitter polish that I'd bought just days before from Korean brand Innisfree, matched perfectly!
The Lace Is On is a jewel toned purple which gives you flashes of pink from the fuchsia shimmer. It has a pearlescent finish with a nice amount of depth, especially after a Seche Vite topcoat (minor shrinkage forgiven). To me, a lover of bright nails, this is the perfect alternative to the darker plum toned polishes that are always popular for Fall.
The only minor negative about this polish, is that initially I had a bit of a problem with it dragging on the second coat and got a little bubbling. Duo-chromes and shimmer polishes have a tendency to do this if you're not careful. If you make sure the base coat is applied fairly thin, allow a little extra drying time and then do a generous second coat you shouldn't have any problems.
The mini-cube can be purchased online from Zappos. You can get the single full-size version of The Lace Is On and all the other Essie Fall 2013 polishes on Nordstrom, or Look Fantastic with free worldwide delivery.
Let me know in the comments below what you think of this colour. Also, what colour polish are you wearing now or what's your usual favourite fall nail colour?
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