Monday, May 23, 2011

Esse Nice is Nice ... and not Nice weather

UGH!!!! I hate New England. I've been dying to wear an untried holo, but I really want it to be sunny when I do. Yesterday was kinda chilly, but it was sunny. At some point during my 16.5 hour work day on Saturday, my thumb nail which was silk wrapped, broke through the silk wrap. So I need to repair it again. I just left my nails unpainted yesterday because of that. So today, I'm all excited to wake up and do my holo nails... and it's grey, cold, and rainy outside. According to the 5 day weather, rain today, rain tomorrow, rain Wednesday, and FINALLY a nice day Thursday, then right back to rain on Friday.

I picked up Nice is Nice at CVS for 50% off. I don't really own any light purple/lavender/lilac polishes, so I figured why not pick this one up? And if you hadn't already heard, 4 polishes from the French Affair collection are 50% off at CVS. That includes Sand Tropez, French Affair, Coat Azure, and obviously Nice is Nice. Topless & Barefoot and Kisses & Bises were NOT 50% off at my CVS. They were still full price.

Essie Nice is Nice French Affair Swatch

Essie Nice is Nice French Affair Swatch

Essie Nice is Nice French Affair Swatch

Essie Nice is Nice French Affair Swatch

Essie Nice is Nice French Affair Swatch

Essie Nice is Nice French Affair Swatch

2 coats Nice is Nice
1 coat Poshe

The formula was fine, a lovely creme that's opaque with 2 coats, no streaking or goopy-ness. I like Essie's brushes because they're smaller, though this one didn't seem as stiff as other Essie brushes.

So, this is not a particularly easy shade to photograph, but regardless, I'm not loving this color on me. I don't like the pinky undertones of lilac colored polishes like this one with my skintone. I have a pretty neutral skintone, but it tends to lean more olive/yellow, though I'm pretty pale (the second to last photo shows my olive/yellowness). I don't get why these colors don't work for me, but what are ya gonna do? So now I understand why I don't really own any light purples (except ELF Lilac). However, this means a challenge! Finding the perfect light purple/lavender and stay away from lilacs. Any suggestions?

2 comments:

  1. I really like this color (purple/lavenders in general) and even more I really love it on you. I think it looks lovely on your skin tone :D

    and boo to poo poo weather! I want to see that holo!!

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