Saturday, 25 August 2012

Essie Good as Gold

Another Essie polish!  I'd been looking at this every time I was in Boots and eventually bought it.  I really really really like this, and I wore it about 75% of the time when I was on holiday. It looks good with a tan (sadly fading now) and it's so easy to wear.  The colour is a light pale metallic gold rather than a yellowy gold.  I prefer a lighter gold to be honest.

The finish on it is really metallic and pretty streak free if you're careful.  This polish is probably one of the most Minx-like that I've seen, still not as metallic as that though. I found it chips quite quickly on fingers but not as badly on toes, if it does chip one coat over the top covers it up so it's low maintenance-ish.  It dries really quickly and applies pretty well in just one coat but I have 3 - it will show up any imperfections in your nails, as you can see from my nails I probably should have used a ridge filling basecoat underneath to even out the application even more.

Removal is really straightforward, don't rub onto your skin when you're removing though as you'll end up with it all over fingers and look a bit Tinman-esque (yeah, I know he's silver, not gold), you know how some red polishes do that and you end up with a pink tinge to your fingers?

My nails are getting pretty long now, to the point where they're getting in the way of things like typing and stuff, can't decide whether to just adapt and get gel polish to keep them strong and long or be sensible and just chop them to a more manageable length.  Don't think I want them short just yet!


  1. Loving this blingtastic colour I must try it some time,I've got sparkly yellow on today! Sharon xx

  2. Wow that's a lovely colour :) xx

  3. Love the colour!



  4. Wow that looks so like minx! I don't think I've ever spotted this on the essie stand before I'll definitely look out for it next time I'm in boots x

  5. Woah, that's such a nice colour! It really suits your skintone :)

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  6. This shade is beautiful. I'm so jealous of your long nails, mine break so easily so I have to keep them short. x

    1. I ended up cutting them as a few on my right hand broke and it looked silly. The ones I had to cut and file were so strong though, it was ridiculous. I don't know why they've gone so strong, normally they're quite prone to peeiling and breaking.

  7. Your nails are just amaaaazing! x


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