Tuesday 17 June 2014

New Nails: Essie Nudes

Essie Spin The Bottle* / Essie Topless & Barefoot*

When it comes to choosing a new nail polish I'm normally all over the neons, pastels & glitters. I like my nails to make a statement. For some reason I've been craving classy nude shades lately. Sometimes a bit of minimalism can do you good. My Essie obsession is still in full force so I added a couple of newbies to my collection. If you're after a nude polish there's no better brand than Essie. They have so many different shades to suit every skintone. I decided to get Spin The Bottle from the Hide & Go Chic Spring 2014 collection and Topless & Barefoot from the A French Affair Spring 2011 collection. I was kindly sent these by NailPolish.co.uk. As well as Essie they also stock a huge range of polishes from brands such as Barry M, China Glaze, Tanya Burr & Sally Hansen. They even have the infamous After School Boy Blazer just incase you're still searching for that perfect navy blue. Plus they offer free first class delivery in the UK on every order. The Essie polishes on their site come with the traditional brush rather than the wider one from the Essie diffusion line but that doesn't stop them from being just as awesome.

Although the two shades have a very similar appearance (especially in the bottle) they're actually quite different. Over the years I've heard so much about Topless & Barefoot from other bloggers. It's often raved about as the perfect nude polish. It's a soft & pretty beige pink. It might be slightly too pale for my skintone but I still think it's gorgeous nonetheless. In contrast I've noticed that many people were disappointed with the Spring 2014 collection & said that Spin The Bottle was sheer and streaky. I've got to disagree with them. Just like Topless & Barefoot it was perfectly opaque in two coats. Both of these are a welcome respite from the plethora of sheer nudes that plague nail polish stands. Spin The Bottle is an absolutely beautiful milky peach polish & I love how it looks on me. I know some people aren't fans of the 'mannequin hands' look but I really like how this shade blends in with my skin colour. It's slightly peachier and darker than Topless & Barefoot so I was surprised to find that I prefer this one. It's just so darn flattering. There's nothing quite so effortlessly chic as a nude nail polish & I'm utterly smitten with both of these shades. What's your favourite nude polish?

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  1. Agree with everything you wrote about Spin the bottle, I can't get enough of this shade. Pure perfection :)


  2. I love nude polish! Your photography is stunning too!

    Emma x

  3. I have topless and barefoot, which is a really nice light sandy nude but I love Spin the Bottle on your nails!


  4. These are so beautiful... will definitely be checking them out in store! :)

  5. They both look beautiful, there's something about nude nails that I really love perhaps even more than brights! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  6. I haven't tried either but my favourite nude shade is from OPI called Samoan Sand. I'll definitely have to take a look at these options too though! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  7. I'm always a bit hesitant about nudes because they're usually pretty sheer and I don't have the time to do more than two coats. But if Topless & Barefoot is opaque in two I'll definitely have to look for it my next drugstore run.


  8. Spin the bottle has to be my fave. I love nude nails. They look so chic!

    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x

  9. I think Essie have some of nicest colours, but the formula for me, isn’t the best! It chips so easily and wearing a decent top coat doesn't help all that much!


  10. I love nude polishes at the moment, these two are perfect!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

  11. Spin the Bottle looks such a lovely colour :)


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