Manicure Monday: My Favourite Fall Mani

October 15, 2012

And here we are at the start of another week! Well technically the end of the start.. since it's 10PM where I am and probably already Tuesday everywhere else. School is crazy busy, forgive me :)

Today I wanted to share my favourite manicure I've done for the Fall season, and almost feel like it's my favourite of all time now. First up, as a base I used Essie's shade Carry On from the Fall 2011 Collection.

Carry on is a very dark eggplant creme shade, and can come across as black under darker indoor lighting. However, in the sunlight outside, it definitely comes across as a dark vampy purple shade.

The colour does apply darker than it appears in the bottle, but I don't mind sporting the darker shades for the fall season. Carry on has awesome staying power, lasting 5 days chip free, and the smooth formula applies beautifully.

Because the shade is so dark, I knew a flakie topcoat polish would do just the trick to amp it up for fall. I applied one coat of Essie's Shine of the Times - one of my all time favourite topcoats.

The gorgeous flakes flash from deep orange, to yellow, and to green depending on the angle - tell me that doesn't remind you of fall! I honestly could not stop staring at my nails for a couple days and can't wait to wear a combo like this one again. The shades in Shine of the Times really pops over any dark shade!

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  1. HOLY!!!!!!!!! That is so beautiful!!!!!!!!! O_O I love love love it!!!!!!!

    1. I knoooow, can't stop staring at the combo!

  2. GORGEOUS! def gonna go out and buy these 2 polishes and do my nails like this :D
    oh andrea. you're becoming bad for my wallet ahahahaha jkjk

  3. perfect for the season!


  4. es un color precioso para el otoño, me gusta!

  5. wow that is really really pretty, love the flakes! <3

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

  6. OHHHH i love this it's so vampy!! reminds me of chanel editorials!!! i'm going to see if i can hunt this down :)!

  7. really pretty!!! nice blog! Maybe we follow each other ? let me know!

  8. It does remind me of Fall! Those are two gorgeous colors that definitely pair well together. LOVE IT!

  9. I need the Essie nail polish now! Good job, Andrea!

    xo Jo

  10. fantastic nails <3<3 ps: I follow you too <3<3

  11. I love the effect of layering Shine of the Times over this color!!


  12. Shine of the Times looks gorgeous layered on top! What a beautifully rich, glossy colour for fall :)


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