Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Week of Falls with Pretty Jelly: House of Usher

Hey everybody!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start.  Today I have the final "fall" from Pretty Jelly's The Fall Collection.  The first four polishes I've shown from the collection are absolutely gorgeous, and today's is no exception!  Just in time for the Halloween season, meet the polish inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's self-destructive abode, the House of Usher.


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! :)

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE holos so much and this one looks like a great purple one! x

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    1. It is really pretty, and I love the dustiness of it! :)

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  2. That purple is a great color for a holo! Really gorgeous, especially for this time of the year. :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. I agree, I love a good dusty color for fall and winter. :)

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  3. OOOOH Emily, another skull!!! :o This might be my favorite color; it is certainly my favorite of the falls. It's been years since I read the story , so thank you for the synopsis :) One aspect of the tale has always stood out and remained in memory, and that us the urine-soaked stairwell. Bummer you couldn't get a hold of a chandelier, but the skull is quite apropo. I think I need this polish.

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    1. You know what, I had a black chandelier, but it was too big for the shot! So I figured, why not a skull, LOL. I have worn this polish for 4 days now, which is totally unheard of... :)

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  4. Simply stunning!! Love it! Great skull pic btw :D

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  5. This one takes the cake for the whole collection I do believe. I love, love that purple! I've never seen a shade like it! Poe is one of my favorite authors and besides The Telltale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher is another favorite! Love the prop too!

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    1. Thanks!! It helps to have a sister who decorates like crazy for Halloween. :D It is a really different purple. The entire The Fall Collection is a TOTAL winner. <3

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  6. Hi Melissa, what a grande finale!!!! House of Usher looks just gorgeous on you - or am I getting boringly repetitive??? And there you go asking for the favorite - sigh.... Well if push comes to shove it would be Rabbit Hole and House of Usher!!! You did such a great Review of this collection - great job!!!

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    1. If you're getting boringly repetitive, then I know I must have been! I am just so in love with this *entire* collection. Pretty Jelly polishes are very thoughtfully made, which I really appreciate. <3

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