Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Nails With Essie

 Hello hello! Ijust wanted to share with you my latest additions to my nail polish arsenal. These two polishes are part of Essie's new spring collection called Madison Ave-hue. 

So, I secretly kind of want all the colors in the collection, but, these are the two that really made me swoon

 Go Ginza is a pale, muted lilac color with no shimmer or sparkles. This applied quite smoothly and required two coats to make it opaque. This chipped in about two days without a topcoat. I absolutely needed this color, as I have a special place in my heart for lilac nail polishes (or lilac anything, really.) This actually looks a bit more white in the photo, but it looks more lilac (with a hint of pink) in real life, I swear. 

Maximillian Strasse Her is a very perplexing color to me. It is perplexing in the sense that I don't really know how to describe it. Is it green? Is it blue? Is it grey? Maybe it's all three? What drew me to this was the fact that it's so unique. I really don't have anything else quite like it in my collection. I have plenty of variations of green, blue, and grey, but none that really fuse the three together. Maybe I would call this a sage? This actually looks slightly darker, or maybe greyer in person and also took two coats to achieve opacity.

These colors are really lovely for spring. I love muted pastel-y colors, so these were right up my alley. I always love Essie polishes! They really make some of the best colors. Their formula is kind of hit or miss, with many of their nail polishes applying streaky and taking an eternity to dry. These, however, were not streaky, and they dried fairly quickly without smudging. I quite often have issues with Essie polishes smudging, because, even though they seem dry, they never are. These, however, did not give me any issues. Just pretty spring nails :) 

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  1. Lovely Spring shades! I'm loving Essie Fuji at the moment!

    Jen xx

    1. I have almost bought Figi about 30 times, but for some reason, I always say "oh maybe next time." I just need to get it already!

  2. I pretty much just love your blog and you are absolutely adorable. Love that essie color!



    1. Well aren't you sweet?! Thanks so much!


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