Essie’s autumn edit this year is a six-strong collection which takes its cues from fabric: we’ve got the undisputed leader of the pack here in the form of For the Twill Of It, a really nice duochrome. After School Boy Blazer is a workhorse navy creme and The Lace Is On is a pleasantly pearlescent fuchsia.

Essie fall 2013 collection

There’s also Twin Sweater Set, the ever-essential crimson red, Cashmere Bathrobe, a deep flannel grey with soft shimmer (I went for this) and Vested Interest, a grey teal.

Essie fall 2013 collection

To my eye it’s not particularly autumnal really, but neither is it a spring edit: it’s just very nice for this time of year and the shade edit works really well together. It’s ver chic. Ver chic altogether.

Essie fall 2013 For the twill of it

Essie fall 2013 For the twill of it and cashmere bathrobe

For my money, these are the standouts: For The Twill of it (Oh boy oh boy! I love a pun) and Cashmere Bathrobe are real points of difference for Essie and something nice to differentiate your talons this season. 

Essie fall 2013 collection

Look! Can I have giant polish bottles on my walls, please? No? Oh.

Essie fall 2013 collection After School Boy Blazer on nails

And here’s a lil’ After School Boy Blazer on nails. No Mammy, not my nails, calm down, calm down.

Like ’em? You’ll find Essie Fall 2013 at stockists like pharmacies and Boots for €9.99 a bottle.