It’s finally starting to feel a bit like fall in Charlotte. On Monday I even got to wear my favorite pair of riding boots! So to say the least I’ve definitely been getting more into fall polish colors and my favorite fall trend is oxblood (or Chianti or burgundy…). There’s just something so chic about a deep red mani!
Berry Hard has been part of my collection for years but it’s not a polish I reach for often. I got it as part of a set along with Fishnet Stockings at Ross what seems like an eternity ago. It is a gorgeous deep red creme with distinct brown undertones. This is a very on trend color for fall. I even included it in my Must Have Polishes for Fall 2012 post (plus Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Veep wore this shade to the 2012 Emmy’s!).
The formula is a bit on the thin side because it has a jelly feel to it. I believe some in the nail polish world would call this a crelly (a creme jelly…how cute). Because of this I did need three coats to get an opacity I was happy with.
Berry Hard was originally released as part of Essie’s Fall 2004 Luscious collection but is still one of the easier Essie polishes to find (it’s super cheap on Amazon!).
There are more swatches below the jump!