Tuesday 14 June 2016

NOTD - Essie Summer 2016 Lounge Lover

 Essie Summer 2016 Lounge Lover www.mammafulzo.com

Hello Lovelies

Today's post is a NOTD (nail of the day) post and today's NOTD is one of the Essie polishes from their summer 2016 collection in the shade Lounge Lover. 

When Essie launched their summer 2016 collection I knew instantly that I would purchase the shade Lounge Lover, it is right up my street. I'm sure you know by now that I adore coral nails for the summer months, so I couldn't resist picking up Lounge Lover. 

To achieve today's NOTD I used 3 coats of Lounge Lover allowing each coat to dry fully in between, I didn't use a base coat as I have run out of mine and am currently researching base coats before I purchase a new one so please let me know if you have one you recommend. Once the Lounge Lover polish was fully dry I added a coat of my Orly Glosser top coat which has been my top coat of choice for many years now, I have re purchased it so many times and love it. 

 Essie Summer 2016 Lounge Lover www.mammafulzo.com

 Essie Summer 2016 Lounge Lover www.mammafulzo.com

 Essie Summer 2016 Lounge Lover www.mammafulzo.com

Lounge Lover is a gorgeous coral shade and is perfect for the summer months, it is beautiful and I love it, I received a lot of compliments when I wore it for the first time and one lady asked me if my nails were gel nails because of the shine and how opaque the finish was which I think is a great compliment. 

The polish was easy to apply but I was very surprised to find the brush wasn't the usual wide Essie brush and instead was a standard nail polish brush and was how the old school Essie brushes used to be, this wasn't a problem at all but something I think is worth mentioning as the brushes on Essie polishes are usually the wide brush. The polish applies well, and dried in a average drying time and then removed with ease with my Superdrug acetone free nail polish remover. 

I was super happy with my nails, they looked lovely and summery and they lasted really well, I absolutely love the shade of Lounge Lover, it is so beautiful and I know I will be wearing it a lot over the summer, it lasted really well and the polish wore for 6 days before chipping and me needing to remove it. I do think my Orly Glosser top coat contributes to the longevity of my nail polishes but Essie polishes do tend to last well on my nails anyway. I haven't worn the polish on my toes yet but I imagine it will look just as lovely on my toes as it does on my finger nails.

If you like coral nails you will no doubt love Lounge Lover, if you do like the look of it and would like to try it for yourself, you can find it on the Superdrug website HERE for £7.99 or on the Boots website HERE for £7.99, Essie polishes currently buy 1 get 2nd half price.

Have you seen the Essie Summer 2016 collection? Which shade is your favourite?

Thank you for reading, much love as always 

Zoe x

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