What’s your absolute FAVORITE nail polish?
Summer Sunset nails
Essie tart deco and The Face Shop (hot pink color)
Ombré style nails.
Essie Blue Rhapsody
This one is from the Mirror Metallics Collection which is available now. It’s a strong silver-blue chrome, one of the best I’ve tried. You really only need one coat but this is two. Application is great but like all chrome style polishes this will chip if you don’t use a top coat, although the quick wear test I did on this seemed to come off better than most.
When I saw the promo images for this collection I wasn’t that bothered but picked Blue Rhapsody up as part of a Boots haul as I liked the look of it. Having tried this one I definitely going to go back to get more from the collection. They are some of the best chromes I’ve seen with a true solid metallic finish. The others in the collection are Good as gold (gold chrome), Penny talk (copper metallic), Nothing else metals (lavender metallic) and No place like chrome (silver chrome)
In other news I finally have a new point and shoot on order so I won’t have to use am Iphone to take dodgy nail pictures any more, yay!
my nail polish favorite: Essie’s Chastity. It’s a beautiful lavender toned bubblegum pink.
Day 13- Animal Print
I used Essies Mint Candy Apple and Sally’s Blue Me Away! for my zebra stripes. I originally wanted to do snake scales but the stamp was just not picking anything off the plate. ugh!
PASTEL GRADIENT <:
EDIT: You can find my tutorial here.
Essie French Affair
Kleancolor Pastel Blue
Meanwhile, don’t forget to enter my giveaway featuring Revlon’s Whimsical amongst other fun polishes!
(Pictures were taken with and without flash. Click on individual pictures to see enlarged version!)
Let me start by saying that I am not a nail polish/varnish mania and I’m probably not as interested in nails as other beauty geeks out there. However, I have to admit there are times when I get the urge to splurge a little bit and allow myself the pleasure of painting my nails.
I recently bought a few Essie nail polishes. I’ve found that ordering them online through Amazon is just so much of a better deal than buying it at a local drugstore. That being said, let me tell you what colors I got (recently) in order of the fourth picture:
- Navigate Her
- She’s Picture Perfect
- Lapis of Luxury
- Tart Deco
- Neo Whimsical
I absolutely love these colors. I’ve swatched them on my nails for you to see, and basically the colors I got are on the more pastely side except Tart Deco which is a hot orange/coral.
I’m currently loving “Neo Whimsical” and “Navigate Her”. Neo Whimsical is basically a really pretty baby pink and someone described the color as “truly feminine, fit for a wedding.” It definitely gives you a clean finish to your nails, adding a very soft feminine look.
As for “Navigate Her”, I’ve been hearing so many compliments about it every time I go out with that color. I’ve written a post about it, which you can read it here. Basically, you can’t go too wrong with that!
“She’s Picture Perfect” is a really pretty lavender color, which turns out bluer than excepted on nails. It also has this shimmery content in it, which I had hoped would come out as such on the nails- but it wasn’t as shimmery as expected.
“Lapis of Luxury” is a matte soft blue that is pretty pigmented, not so sheer.
And lastly, I wrote about “Tart Deco” here if you’d like to read it.
Essie nail wasn’t my favorite nail brand. I really enjoy Butter nails the most as I love their color and pigment, and how they are true to color on the nails as inside the case. However, Butter nails are quite pricey ($14) compared to Essie nails ($8). I feel though that Essie nails are coming out with better more trendy colors and I’m really enjoying them! xx