To say that I’ve been M.I.A. would be an understatement…to say the least.
With the spring season officially starting, I’ve prompted myself to continue my beauty blogging! It’s literally the least I could do considering I’m still a full-time student…until August…fingers crossed!
A recent purchase inspired me to get back on the blogging bandwagon, and lo and behold it is a nail polish.
This is Essie’s Nothing Else Metals nail polish from the 2012 Mirror Metallics collection. And yes, I do realize I’m beyond late with this collection, but in my defense I did make a New Year’s resolution to limit my nail polish purchases. I could undoubtedly start my own salon with the number of polishes I’ve stocked up on.
Nevertheless, I couldn’t resist this shade…it was just one of those moments:
It is such a pretty lilac shade that could easily be worn to brighten up a monochromatic outfit or to complement a white summer dress for a sunny beach daytrip.
Here I’ve only applied one coat, and I must say this polish was far more opaque than I expected. It also dried quite quickly, which is perfect for my demanding “#collegelife.” The formula isn’t too thick or thin, which makes for a smooth application, but I do recommend a second coat as well as a clear topcoat for a more professional, long-lasting manicure look.
On another note, this shade is pretty refreshing when it seems like everyone else is walking around with a hot pink, tropical coral or seaside, baby-blue polish on their nails.
I definitely plan on stalking my local drugstores for other shades from this collection while they’re still available. Especially because the benefit of a “last season” item is that it’s often sold at half the regular retail price.
So, there it is; three months into the New Year I have already broken a resolution.
On the bright side, stay tuned for my next impulse beauty buy…and my beauty blog revival!
Question time: What’s on your nails today?
Until next time,