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Essie The Perfect Cover Up

Essie The Perfect Cover Up COVERIt’s finally starting to feel a bit like fall here in Charlotte which is good, not only because I’m over the hot weather, but because I’m really getting into fall nail polish collection. Essie’s Dress To Kilt collection is my current favorite for fall. I absolutely loved Style Cartel, Fall In Line and Partner in Crime so my expectations were high for The Perfect Cover Up.

I’m going to be honest; I find this polish quite ugly in the bottle. It’s not a polish I’d see in the store and pick up. But y’all, on the nail, it’s gorgeous and even a bit unusual.

The Perfect Cover Up is a gray creme with significant green or teal undertones. The polish is a chameleon. Depending on the light this can look gray or green. Either way, it looks super chic. This is a great way to wear dark polish without it looking jarring.

The formula is good though slightly thick but not difficult to work with. I used 2 coats in my swatches.

I really loved wearing this polish. It feels fresh for fall.

The Dressed to Kilt collection is currently available at Ulta as well as on Amazon.

As always, there are swatches under the jump!


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Essie – Under Where?

Essie - Under Where Due to a series of unfortunate nail disasters this weekend,  I had to cut down my nails to a painfully short length. They’re not quite ready for public consumption so, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Join me? Under Where is from Essie’s 2013 Resort Collection. While Alli picked up half of the collection: […] Continue reading →

Essie Partner in Crime

Essie Partner in Crime COVER Ok, I know brown polish are a somewhat controversial topic. Some people hate them and cannot understand why one would wear such a color on their nails. Others love them and think they are a chic, dark polish option for cooler weather. I happen to fall into the latter. I adore dark brown polishes and […] Continue reading →

Essie – Dress to Kilt

Essie - Dress to Kilt Today is a great day. I saw the elusive neighborhood squirrel this morning and I also found my perfect autumn red for 2014. Between the cherry shades of summer and the vampy shades of winter, this Essie reminds me of fall sunsets, apples, crunchy leaves, and pumpkin…everything. Dress to Kilt, the namesake polish of their […] Continue reading →

Essie – Take it Outside

essie - take it outside It’s an exciting day! I’m rocking my first polish from essie’s Dress to Kilt Collection for Fall 2014! It’s going to be an amazing day, I just know it. The official essie description put me in such an awesome mood when I first read it: Want to start trouble? Don this punchy, fresh taupe with […] Continue reading →

Essie Fall In Line

Essie Fall In Line cover I am really enjoying Essie’s fall 2014 Dress to Kilt collection. The colors are gorgeous and super wearable and make me wish it wasn’t so hot outside! Despite the weather, I’m still having a good time wearing fall shades. Fall In Line is what Essie calls an enigmatic jade. I don’t know about calling a […] Continue reading →

Essie Style Cartel

Essie Style Cartel cover The Fall 2014 Essie collection has landed and I could not be happier! Not only does it mean football season is near it also means cooler weather is just around the corner. This year Essie’s collection is called Dressed to Kilt (good pun Essie) and includes 6 polishes that are perfect for fall. Style Cartel […] Continue reading →

Essie Serial Shopper

Essie Serial Shopper cover Honestly, I didn’t even realize I had this polish. I don’t know how long I’ve had it or where it came from but I think that’s appropriate considering the name as I am definitely a serial shopper. Which is, most likely, how this polish landed in my stash! Serial Shopper is from Essie’s Summer 2014 […] Continue reading →

Essie Marshmallow

Essie Marshmallow cover This is a polish I never thought would land in my collection. But after falling head over heels in love with Funky Fingers Jaw Breaker I realized there was a reason this polish comes with so much buzz. And when I acquired FingerPaints Red, White & Hue I knew it was finally time to order […] Continue reading →

4th of July Manicure 2014

2014 4th of July Manicure Happy 4th of July! Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love the fireworks and parades and the barbecues. Currently I am in Blowing Rock, North Carolina with my family. It’s gorgeous here and the weather is AMAZING. It has been so hot and humid in Charlotte. It’s really nice to get away. […] Continue reading →