Nails // Essie The Lace Is On

29 September 2013

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?

x x x

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  1. such a lovely colour x

  2. i love these colors together! i might have to recreate this look :) thank you for sharing!

  3. Amelia, this is such a gorgeous colour! I love it :)

    Lucy x

  4. that is so beautiful!
    kisses from Milan

  5. I'm not too keen on sparkly nail polish, but this looks really nice interspersed with bold colour!

    Hmm maybe...

  6. I always get so pleased when you post Amelia, I just love everything about your posts and you - you're the sweetest xx

  7. oooh they are both GORGEOUS. That innisfree glitter polish is calling my name. What's the # for it?

  8. I love Essie Lace is On!! How are the flashes of fuchsia?

  9. Great colour

  10. Such a gorgeous colour! I'm currently wearing Deborah Lippmann Cleopatra in New York,I love wearing reds and darker shades in fall!

    Five Minute Style 

  11. They are soooo pretty, I especially like the glittery one

  12. You are right it is a perfect alternative to a darker autumn nail, as usual beautifully painted too!

    I'm wearing chanel Azure atm, I haven't quite gone for my a/w shades just yet but it's only a matter of time.

    Luxx Mint

  13. Adore these colours, especially the glitter.
    Happy Monday Amelia xoxo

  14. So stunning! I have serious envy of your nail collection, so many pretty ones.

    xoxo One Stiletto At a Time fashion and beauty blog


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