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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15 comments

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

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

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  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

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  3. perfect for the season!

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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

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

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

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  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 :)!

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

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  8. It does remind me of Fall! Those are two gorgeous colors that definitely pair well together. LOVE IT!
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  9. I need the Essie nail polish now! Good job, Andrea!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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

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

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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

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