Although I have recently gone off Neon’s I was drawn to Essie’s Bottle Service which is a beautiful fuchsia shade. I actually don’t have a whole load of Essie polishes but I would say in comparison to the ones I have it’s quite a thin consistency. However after the second coat is was opaque and streak free. It also has quite a shinny finish which I love but is something you don’t often get with Neon polishes.
Essie Go Ginza is part of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection and is a pale pink/lilac which surprised me by being quite easy to apply. It needed only the normal two coats and is the perfect colour to brighten up the grey weather!
By far my favourite colour of the summer and possibly of the year! You need this in your Essie collection but be quick as it is part of the summer collection. I picked mine up from Fragrance Direct that offer Essie Polishes for an absolute steal! Currently they only have one but it’s quite a nice colour and only £1.99- keep an eye out for more shades!
Another week another manicure Monday… I must admit I really look forward to these!
Today’s Manicure Monday is a little different as I was invited down to MichaelJohn Spa for a luxury manicure and how could I say no!? I went in on Friday and was so glad to get away from the horrible snow and be greeted by their friendly staff. I chose my Essie colour, Butler Please which is a beautiful electric blue.Although many of you may not agree I think it is one of those colours that goes with anything, as it is so bright it simply look like you have purposely clashed it. It needed two coats as well as a base and top coat (of course) but she was done I was left with a cup of tea and magazines to wait for it to dry.
I am always a little disappointed with colour choices in salons though as they always have very normal colours; pinks, reds, neutrals and only two bright colours but I am happy they had this!
(This colour also matches the pole on the Piccadilly line exactly, which amused me a little)
The salon is really nice and calming, everyone is very friendly (even the customers which you may not expect in Knightsbridge) and we had a little chat about eyelashes, the horrible weather and nail polish colours. The manicurist was also really nice she filed my nails and removed my cuticles perfectly before painting my nails. I was interested to find out what was the difference between the luxury manicure and normal manicure is; apparently it is simply that your hands are placed in hand heaters in the luxury manicure which I think is a little unneeded and not worth the extra £10.
(above photo looks a little lighter than it really is)
But overall I really enjoyed it and would love to go back to the salon for another treatment (or manicure) and would highly recommend it! I just love finding a salon that I feel real is really friendly and that makes me feel welcome. They even charged my phone!
This is actually only the second Essie polish I own but with everyone talking about them recently I have to pick this one up. There was a few colours I was tempted by and wasn’t sure if I should get this one or Sand Tropez. In the end I settled for this as its summer (well suppose to be) and last summer I got lots of wear out of Barry M Peach Melba which is a little similar (only much lighter).
Tart Deco is in my6 opinion quite a popular Essie Polish however on Makeup Alley it has quite a low rating. I personally really like this colour and have basically already decided it is going to be one of the few colours which I take on holiday with me. Tart Deco is a cream nail polish which is a orange toned coral shade. In the picture I am wearing two coats but the finished result is completely opaque. I found it was a great formula to work with and dried quite quickly with no streaks
I got my nail polish in a salon so have no idea if its part of the new diffusion line or not but this colour is available for £7.99 in the diffusion line which is available from Boots and Superdrugs
This is the perfect summer colour!
What is your perfect summer nail polish?