Many of you will know by now that 2012 marked the launch of Essie in Boots and Superdrug. I was thrilled when I heard this news (see here) and am glad they have made the range more accessible to us in the UK. I have a few of the old Essie polishes, but with their new diffusion line comes a new brush which makes applying the polish much easier!
I have three Essie shades to show you today, I hope you like the look of them as much as I do!
Sexy Divide – This is such a stunning nail polish and very easy to wear all year round in my opinion. It’s a deep purple shade which shimmers in the light and almost has a blue two-tone effect. The only polish I have like this in my collection is Barry M’s Vivid Purple, but it is no way near as beautiful as this!
Exotic Liras – This was so hard to get a photograph of as the colour is so gorgeous in real life, but photographs not at all like it’s actual potential. In a lot of photographs this looks red, but it is actually a deep fuchsia pink. I think this is a great way to add a bit of colour to your outfit in the summer whilst maintaining maturity and not looking too young and girly.
Bordeaux – I am not completely convinced about this nail polish. I love the colour, which I’d describe as a red wine, but it appears quite sheer on the nail and I’m not a fan – I like my nails to be completely covered by a colour but with this I can still vaguely make out the tips of my nails underneath. I think it also looks a little streaky in the photographs above.
I have a few more Essie swatches coming up soon so check back for those! The Essie polishes retail at £7.99 in Boots & Superdrug.
What is your favourite Essie shade? Do any of these catch your eye?