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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Maybelline Color Show Midnight Taupe

Maybelline Color Show Midnight Taupe

Maybelline Color Show Midnight Taupe

I don’t have many Maybelline polishes but after trying this one I think may be getting some more. This is a nail varnish that is quite hard to describe: I’d say it’s a purple-y taupe creme polish. It is unusual as it’s quite a flat colour, in terms of depth and dimension, but is still very shiny and interesting.

This manicure was 2 coats but the polish is quite thin on application so maybe try 3 if you want to get a more opaque finish. Be careful when applying the polish – as the formula is so runny it would be easy to flood your cuticles and ruin your mani.

This is topped with Seche Vite – as always.

You can buy it 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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Rimmel Apricot Punch Scented Polish

Rimmel Apricot Punch Scented Polish

Rimmel Apricot Punch Scented Polish

Half of this polish was gone but I don’t think I’ve ever swatched it which is surprising as it’s such a lovely colour PLUS it’s scented – and you know how I love a gimmick.

I think I may have got a dodgy bottle of this as it was really gloopy and thick which is unusual for Rimmel polishes. This was three coats and it took a lot of Seche Vite to get it to dry due to the gloopiness.

It is a good job it’s such a pretty colour – a peachy coral that is a great summer shade. And the smell is lovely! (Feb ’16 EDIT: It looks like Rimmel have discontinued this shade, but you can still get it HERE)

Lex

*I am on holiday and this post is scheduled.

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