First Autumn Nails


When one day my boyfriend got back home after work several months ago bringing me two Essie nail polishes that he decided to pick for me, I immediately noticed the darker one. I fell in love with it even without swatching it and I couldn’t wait for autumn to come so that I can apply the colour on my nails.

And here we are at the end of September and I’m finally painting my nails in this gorgeous shade!

”Damsel in a Dress” is not a new addition to the Essie range but it’s so pretty that I had to write about it. It’s not the usual purple shade, it’s deep, for me it’s sophisticated and not actually vampy. Love wearing it with my favourite oversized sweater, the combination of them makes me feel cosy. Depending on the light, it can remind me of red wine and dark grapes. Has just a tiny bit of warm purple shimmer.

It needs two coats for me to get full coverage. It’s pigmented and I’m really clumsy when it comes to darker shades, I usually end up painting my whole fingers but this one goes so smoothly and the consistency is a dream – not too thick but not thin either. Now, I’m not the best person to say how long it lasts on the nails because I usually have to remove my nail polish after a couple of days but ”Damsel in a Dress” definitely doesn’t chip so easily.

Do you have this nail polish in your collection and which are you favourite autumn colours?


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