Monday, March 30, 2015
(magenta purple color, glossy finish)
Spring is basically here, so I had to dig into Essie's cheerful 2015 shades. This one's a winner. After the long, frigid winter we had in NYC, it makes you happy just looking at it.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Shades: Lucky & Margot
(grass green color with glitter finish & pure gold color with shimmer finish)
What better time than March to put the luck of the Irish on your fingertips? I think this pot of gold shade is a subtle tribute with a 4-leaf clover-colored accent nail. But the glitter was especially stubborn to remove.
Monday, February 2, 2015
(dusty grape color, iridescent shimmer finish)
I skipped the typical romantic pinks and sexy reds in favor of this lovely shade. It's chic enough for work, covers with just 2 coats and is always shiny without a topcoat. I'm in love.
Monday, December 29, 2014
(silver color, metallic finish)
This is a great New Years Eve shade -- perfectly shiny for dancing (or watching Downton Abbey) as the ball drops. And it doesn't chip! (Update: It stayed on for a full 10 days -- wow.)
Monday, December 1, 2014
Shade: Come to Bed Red
(cherry red color, glossy finish)
This is a classic red, perfect for all your holiday parties. Butter is great because it's really glossy straight out of the bottle, but use a top coat anyway. Santa doesn't like chipped nails.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Shade: Midnight Green
(forest green color, shimmer finish)
For the cost, Avon polishes are great. I love deep green as an alternative to my first love, navy blue. I do wish this one lasted longer -- I had to touch it up twice during the week.
Monday, October 27, 2014
(oxblood red shade, glossy finish)
Wicked was Essie's color of the month for October, so I fished this one out of the archives (see, it's so old, the logo isn't even white!). It looks brown-ish in this picture, but it's a deep shade of red, kind of like dried blood. Perfect for Halloween, no?
Friday, October 10, 2014
Shades: On a Silver Platter & No More Film
(silvery gold shade, blue and iridescent glitter with metallic finish & deep navy blue color, glossy finish
Did you know that today's a holiday? It's 10/10, the Perfect 10 Manicure Day! In honor, I'm posting one that combines all my favorite things: navy polish, something sparkly, and an accent nail.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Shade: Fashion's Finest
(teal green color, glossy gel finish)
I do love this shade for fall, but I have to say it doesn't have the staying power of a gel polish, even the at-home variety. It chipped after one day. Expensive and doesn't last? No bueno. Not worth it.