Essie Damsel in a Dress

Essie Damsel in a Dress CoverY’all. This is such an old favorite!

If you caught my picture over on Instagram then you know I went on a little cleaning binge the other day. There was just nail polish EVERYWHERE and I hit a wall!

As I was putting things away I ran across Damsel in a Dress. I recalled being very fond of this polish and decided to give it a go. Now I remember why I love Damsel in a Dress so much!

Essie describes Damsel in a Dress as an iridescent currant. I actually think that while that’s an odd description it is accurate. That being said, I would describe it as a deep plum with a hint of shimmer.

The formula isn’t stellar. I used 3 coats in my swatches and couldn’t have gotten away with less than 3 coats.

This polish made its way into my collection way back in 2010 but it was actually released as part of Essie’s winter 2008 If The Color Fits collection. Luckily it is still part of Essie’s permanent line and can be found almost anywhere and online at

There are swatches under the jump including a picture in the sun (OMG so gorgeous!).


Essie Damsel in a Dress Essie Damsel in a Dress swatch Essie Damsel in a Dress MACRO Essie Damsel in a Dress sun


What do you think?