Essie Lady Like

I think Essie are definitely my current favourite nail brand. There have been so many new colours from then that I’ve just loved and this is one of them.

It’s hardly surprising how much I love it though, after all – it is a slightly muted/smokey lilac colour, a type of shade I have a bit of an addiction to!

What I like about this is that it’s a nice nude, but the purple tones keep it a bit more modern. It’s flattering on my skin tone – it doesn’t have so much grey/ashy tones that it makes my hands look dead.

Also, the formulation for this was a total winner. It applied easily, two coats to get an even creamy colour, dried fairly quickly and so far… Has lasted 3 days with no chipping.

I do have to give some credit to my new base coat though- it’s from No7 (a bargain with the £5 off vouchers…) and seems to be doing a much better job than my previous one.

I think this will be a polish that I’d our in the ‘if in doubt’ category – meaning that it’s one of those shades I can apply when I can’t decide what to wear and it will look good with anything.

What are your ‘if in doubt’ polishes??

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  1. Carla
    October 2, 2011 / 6:59 pm

    This looks so pretty! I’m really into nudes at the moment might have to check this out 🙂

  2. October 5, 2011 / 10:37 am

    Essie is my favourite nail varnish brand at the moment- hard wearing and excellent colours. Power Clutch has been getting lots of complements.

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