NOTD: Essie Demure Vixen

I’m a bit late to the party on this one as everyone has already moved on to the latest collection (I have ordered a set of 4 minis from eBay so will be catching up soon!) but this is the first time I have used this.

I wanted to love it, but feel a bit let down. It took a whopping 4 coats to get it like this – it’s very sheer. Even with 4 coats I can still see the nail line a bit. So that was a let down. The colour is also a bit more lilac on the nails than I expected when in natural light – with the shimmer being hard to spot in most types of lighting. It is one of those colours that changes in different light though.

You can see the shimmer in the image below.

I think had I tried this in summer or spring I would have been far more impressed. So my own fault for being so behind really!

I bought this from eBay for around £4-5 including postage. Can link the seller if anyone is interested?



  1. Anonymous
    November 2, 2010 / 3:56 pm

    I’ve wanted this for ages…that might be out of my system after seeing this though!

  2. The Little Welsh
    November 3, 2010 / 8:58 am

    Love this! I just discovered that John Lewis stocks Essie…such dangerous knowlegde…

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