Wednesday 7 November 2012

Essie Nail Polishes

As you will know from my last post, I love painting my nails, I file then paint them every week with a different colour and really enjoy doing it, during the summer months I'd say that most of the time I have a french manicure just because it's easy and goes with everything but in autumn and winter I love more muted colours that seem to go well with everything, for the past couple of months I've been loving Essie polishes, I love Essie as a brand and I'd say along with Orly they are my favourite brand, they last for a week without chipping, although I do always put an Orly top coat over them, they look lovely and have some amazing colours, there really is something for everyone, and now they are available at Boots and Superdrug it is much easier to pick them up, although I do still buy most of mine online.

Recently I have been wearing the same five Essie polishes a lot, I always reach for one of them when it comes to my Sunday night nail painting, the five colours I love are, Angora Cardi, Bordeaux, Chinchilly, Merino Cool and Smokin Hot. They are all quite muted colours apart from Bordeaux which is a rich deep red, here's how Essie describe each colour, I have added a photograph of each polish too.

Angora Cardi - A creamy deep dusty rose

Bordeaux - A deep red wine

Chinchilly - A sleek granite grey

Merino Cool - A sensuous autumn mulberry

 Smokin Hot - Break the rules with this stone-cold fox grey that burns hotter than any flame

The photographs were taken in natural light and do reflect the actual colour of the polish, I would agree with Essie in the most part, apart from with the description of Smokin Hot, they lost me a bit there to be honest. I always thought graphite was a more deep dark grey and Chinchilly is more of a taupe/grey and definitely not a deep dark grey. I would definitely say all the colours apart from Bordeaux are more muted, they are all lovely colours and perfect for autumn and winter, I always get lots of compliments when I'm wearing any of the colours and if I wear them when filming for Youtube I often get asked what nail polish I'm wearing. 

Essie retails at £7.99 which I do think is a little expensive since they are a high street brand, at the moment they are three for two on the Superdrug website and there is free delivery which is a great deal, unfortunately the colour I want isn't on there, so I miss out, you win some you lose some I suppose. The next Essie polish I want to buy is called Miss Fancy Pants, it is a nice taupe colour and again I think it will be nice for the coming months and go nicely with lots of my clothes. 

Have you tried any of the Essie nail polishes? Which are your favourites? What other brands of nail polish do you recommend for me to try? 

Thank you for reading

Zoe x

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