House of Usher is described by Liz of Pretty Jelly is a "brooding purple." I love this term...it's a dusty, grape soda purple holo with a slight touch of grey. It's an unusual purple. I know I'm using the word unusual about all The Fall Collection polishes, but one reason they are so appealing is the fact that the colors have a little unexpected something to set them apart from the standard issue offerings.
The Fall of the House of Usher is a gothic horror story that tells the story of Roderick Usher, who buried his twin sister Madeline alive, in their family home that seems to be alive itself. As Roderick is reading aloud a story, each description of a sound in the story actually takes place in the Usher house, and finally, a bedroom door flies open to reveal poor, dead Madeline standing in the doorway. She falls over on Roderick, who also dies, and the whole house cracks up. Thank goodness Poe was blessed with an extra dose of crazy to come up with such an awesome story! :)
I used two coats of House of Usher for the photos. The application was textbook Pretty Jelly great. :) I *attempted* to get a better holo shot by going outside and standing right in the middle of a sunbeam; but alas, it didn't seem to work after repeated snaps, so I just gave up. Just believe me when I say the holo is great.
But don't be afraid of this beautiful, yet mysterious, purple!
I hope you all have enjoyed this week of the The Fall Collection by Pretty Jelly! Which one is your favorite? It's tough for me to choose...but I think I might have to go with Rabbit Hole! :) Be sure to check out Pretty Jelly on Facebook! You can find all of the amazing polishes by Liz on Etsy.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! :)