“Carry On” by Essie

I know I just spent my last two posts going on and on about how I’ve been loving non-traditional, lighter colors for my nails recently, but looking at the landscapes of Iceland, I couldn’t resist a truly dark and vampy color at least once during my trip. The black volcanic rock found all over the island made “Carry On” by Essie the absolute perfect choice to compliment all the dark hues in the surroundings.

Carry On

I think it’s safe to say that “Carry On” by Essie is one of those staple fall/autumn nail polishes. Even though it was originally released in Essie’s Fall 2011 collection, it’s deep mahogany color makes it timeless and I find myself reaching for it year after year. As it’s extremely dark burgundy color borders on brown, I also think of it as a lovely color for winter as well.

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There’s just something about this color that makes me feel super sophisticated whenever I have it on, and it’s ultra opaque formula make it a no-brainer when I’m in a bit of a rush and can’t be bothered to do multiple coats. However, for the sake of a truly even manicure, I applied two coats of Carry On, followed by Seche Vite top coat. I thought I would also mention that I equally love this polish on my toes as well. I won’t bother you with pictures of my feet because who really wants to see that, but I personally am drawn to deep and bold nail polishes for my footsies, making this a perfect choice for both a mani and pedi.

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These photos were taken directly outside of my hotel room at the Silica Hotel in Iceland. Directly after finishing my manicure, I looked outside and realized it would be the perfect backdrop for this stunning color.

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Thoughts on this shade for fall/autumn? Or do you prefer lighter, muted shades like my previous posts? Let me know!

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