Now is definitely the time of year to embrace snuggly woolly hats, cosy knitted jumpers, lovely leather boots…and darker shades on your nails.
On the look-out for something appropriate to the season, I was immediately drawn to Essie’s fall collection. There are six pretty polishes in this range but I think For the Twill of It easily stands out above the rest.
With its deep green and purple hues, it has a very clear autumn feel about it. Its duo chrome shimmer adds a touch of fun. Indoors, the colour appears to be an almost inky blue. Outdoors, however, and in natural light, it becomes a more unique mix of olive and Byzantium. The first time I applied For the Twill of It, I had trouble with awful air bubbles and streaks. I immediately removed it and on my second attempt, I carefully used lighter strokes. Fortunately it turned out much better that time and I was left with a smooth and even finish. I’ve been wearing it a few days now and so far, no chips. At €10, it’s a bit more than I’d normally spend on nail polishes but it made for a lovely treat on a cold, crisp day and I can certainly see myself wearing it regularly this season.