Dry, Dammit!

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Emily de Molly Tread Lightly


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Hello! Another Emily de Molly for you today, this one is called Tread Lightly. I really love how dramatic some of the Emily de Molly polish names are.

Emily de Molly Tread Lightly by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Tread Lightly by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Tread Lightly by Dry, Dammit!

The base is a green-leaning light blue creme and in it is packed large silver and purple dots, smaller silver and purple dots, purple and silver hexes and some tiny silver and purple glitters. The purple lover in me loves this, obviously. What you see is two coats topped with Seche. To remove I used the foil method. Really, this is a pretty simple polish and that’s probably why it’s so well executed: because of its simplicity. The creme base is thin so you just need to make sure when you apply your second coat it doesn’t drag and create bald spots. You can avoid this by waiting for the first layer to be fully dry or dab on the second coat. I chose to dab and it turned out fine for me.

Emily de Molly Tread Lightly by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Tread Lightly by Dry, Dammit!


  • Where to buy: Emily de Molly
  • Cost: AU$10
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

Now there’s just one more of my new Emily de Mollys to show you, which I’ll show you next week. Usually I wouldn’t bombard you with so many polishes from the same maker in a row, but I just love Emily de Molly if you can’t tell. Thanks for reading!

4 thoughts on “Emily de Molly Tread Lightly

  1. I agree, some time a simple really is beautiful. Emily de Molly polishes definately do that well! Very pretty polish.

  2. That’s really nice! What is the foil method to remove the polish?

    • It’s a lovely polish. The foil method is where you unroll a cotton ball, split it into a nail-size piece, apply remover (I use acetone), place it on the nail and then wrap a strip of foil around the end of the finger so the remover stays moist. Depending on how much glitter is in the polish, you usually leave it on for about 3-5 minutes, unwrap the foil, and slide the piece of cotton ball off your finger. It should get off most of the glitter pieces. If not, you can use another cotton ball to wipe off the remaining polish / glitter. A good tip is to do a whole hand at once instead of just one finger at a time, but you’ll pick it up as you go along. If you Google it there’s a pretty good pictorial going around that explains it.

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