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Manicure Mondays – Essie Fall 2013 Collection

Essie Fall 2013 Swatches

Happy Manicure Mondays everyone, and happy Fall! I asked you all on Facebook recently what nail polish colors you’ve picked up for fall and so many people replied with Essie’s For The Twill Of It, a color in their Fall 2013 collection, as well as the name of the collection.

With all of the enthusiasm around Essie’s Fall line, I thought it was time to swatch it for those of you that haven’t picked it up yet. Read on to find out what I think of this collection, my favorite colors, and a bonus edition of Manicure Mondays – a dupe comparison of Essie’s gorgeous purple and green molten shimmer by OPI and Julep.

Essie After School Boy Blazer Swatch

Eeek, I’m so excited about this one. For some reason, I am obsessed with short dark nails this fall, in particular dark blue and super dark red. I LOVE Essie’s Afterschool Boy Blazer. It’s so deep, it’s almost black, but that almost black hue is what gives it such depth of color. So beautiful!

Essie Cashmere Bathrobe Swatch

Essie’s Cashmere Bathrobe is a really pretty deep gray shimmer nail polish. Essie describes it as a cuddly soft, true flannel gray nail lacquer that you’ll never want to take off.

Essie For The Twill Of It Swatch

I wasn’t super excited about Essie’s For The Twill of It, until I put it on. What a gorgeous shimmer nail polish that flashes from a teal green to a gorgeous eggplant purple under different lighting.

Essie's The Lace Is On Swatch

Essie’s The Lace Is On is a jewel toned pearlescent fuchsia. I feel like I’ve seen this one before, and I’m not big on pink shimmers, so this one is not for me.

Essie's Twin Sweater Set Swatch

Essie’s Twin Sweater Set is a vibrant crimson red nail lacquer. This one is nothing new also, but there are only so many ways you can recreate a red creme. With that said, everyone needs at least one red creme in their collection for fall and winter.


Essie’s Vested Interest is a tweedy, woolen cool gray teal nail polish. This shade is definitely one of my favs.

My Thoughts On Essie’s Fall 2013 Collection

As always with Essie, I wish they would improve their brushes. Most of the colors went on a little streaky, with the exception of For The Twill Of It; however they were all managable. If the brushes were wider, the formula wouldn’t have been as much of an issue. They all went on pretty well in 2 coats and the colors really are beautiful. Afterschool Boy Blazer is by far my fav, with For The Twill Of It as a very close runner up.

Do you have any of these shades yet? See any you’d like to pick up? As promised, I did a second Manicure Mondays. You can find it here at my Peace & Love & OPI vs. Essie For The Twill Of It vs. Julep Blakely dupe comparison swatches.

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