Essie Recessionista Review

Essie Recessionista

Essie Recessionista

When I saw the name of this polish I just knew I wanted it…no, needed it. Essie’s nail varnish names are always a bit tongue in cheek and this one is brilliant. Essie Recessionista is not a particularly unusual or stand-out shade but it’s still a very pretty burgundy creme polish that is a classic polish that would make a reliable go-to shade. This nail varnish will probably become a favourite polish of mine when it gets to autumn and winter (although at the moment I’m starting to doubt we’ll get a summer…). It is a shade that looks instantly grown up and put together, which is helpful for someone like me who lives in jeans!

Essie Recessionista had full coverage in 2 coats and was very shiny, even without Seche Vite (although these photos are shown with Seche Vite because I hate waiting for my nails to dry!)

You can buy Essie Recessionista HERE.

Lex

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Essie Neo Whimsical Review

Essie Neo Whimsical Review

Essie Neo Whimsical Review

Essie do pink polishes so well and this is a firm favourite in my collection: this is a very pale pastel pink with a hint of lilac. So pretty and perfect for spring-summer. It is such a flattering shade on anyone and, although it looks quite girly, it actually feels very fresh and modern.
These photos show 2 fairly generous coats of polish, topped with Essie Good To Go topcoat (which I am desperately trying to like as much as Seche Vite… but I just don’t! I’m sorry!)

You can buy this polish HERE.

Lex

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Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

This is only my second ever bottle of Sinful Colors polish and I’m glad I went for this striking red. ‘Ruby Ruby’ is a classic, pillar box red polish, with a great formula: this is two coats topped with Essie ‘Good To Go’ (Yes, I cheated on Seche Vite and I don’t like it as much. That’ll teach me!)

I can’t find this polish for sale in the UK at the moment which is a shame as it’s a really great polish and I’d love to try more.

I actually chose this polish for my wedding day manicure, which you can see HERE.

Lex

*I am on holiday and this post is scheduled.

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Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Red, black and white is just such a good combination. This manicure gives me so much pleasure. ‘Head Mistress’ is a beautiful dark raspberry creme polish from the Stylenomics collection. It’s not unusual or different to other polishes I own, but I have really fallen in love with it.

This is topped with L’Oreal’s ‘Confetti’ top coat: a clear polish with a mixture of large, medium and small black and white hex glitter with tiny holographic particles mixed into it. I got this for my birthday, I had wanted it for ages but it was sold out in every Boots I went to. So glad that I finally have it – it is lovely! The only thing I don’t like about it is that it dries matte (which some people might like about it) – I have other glitter polishes like this and don’t find them a problems as I top everything with Seche Vite anyway. BUT this is SO top coat thirsty. The above photos show this polish with 2 coats of Seche Vite. Two!! And it still looks a bit matte. I can forgive it though, as it’s so pretty.

You can buy essie Head Mistress HERE and the L’Oréal Confetti top coat HERE.

Lex

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

 

 

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Essie Fear & Desire Review

Essie Fear Desire Review

Essie Fear & Desire Review

Essie make such beautiful colours and their red/pink/coral offerings are some of their nicest. But I think this bright beauty may be one of my favourites of theirs. A bright, true orange polish from the 2012 ‘Bikini So Teeny’ collection.

This only needed 2 coats which I was surprised at, for some reason I thought it was going to be streaky and patchy. It does dry a bit darker on the nails than it looks in the bottle. This is going to be my summer colour, I can tell.

If you’re swooning over this polish as much as me, you can buy it HERE.

Lex

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