When I went to the Professional beauty show last week I couldn't resist browsing the nail stalls as my polish obsession is out of control! I knew I didn't need any more colours but as I approached the Essie stand I fell in love with this gorgeous pastel lilac shade. I own nail polishes from many brands but have never tried Essie and with discounted prices I picked up this colour and another which I will review for you soon. For me this is the perfect Springtime colour!
There's almost a holographic pink element to the polish which doesn't pick up well on camera and this image looks more blue than lilac but it an elegant, pretty pastel shade. This cost me half the retail price but they are available online for £8.99. This isn't the most affordable nail brand around at the moment but the packaging, style and product make it worth that money for me.
Taken with flash
In this photo you can see a little better the hint of pink running through this shade. Please excuse my unsightly nails in this photo, this was taken a few days after application and I forgot to use a top coat so two photo shoots and frantic make up rummaging later, the colour began to chip off. However the product lasted pretty well all things considered. There are some beautiful colours available from this brand and they are particularly good at creating nudes and pastels so if you are interested in buying some essential Spring/Summer shades then consider purchasing from Essie because I have been impressed with the depth of colour and variety of pretty shades in this range.
(Available at www.feelunique.com)
What nail colour are you wearing now that the sun is finally out?