Sunday, July 3, 2011

NOTD: Haute As Hello

I had alot of comments on my nails last night via Instagram & Twitter so decided to share it here.

This is Essie in "Haute As Hello"
The colour is hard to describe, it is a creamy orange with a hint of pink, but I wouldn't call it a coral
I love the colours that Essie releases, I just wish I loved the formula and brush as much.
I bought the Summer 2010 Mini Collection to try and win myself over.

This polish dries to a satin finish rather than a shine, which is disappointing for a "Summer" inspired polish.

The colour

Everything else?
The formula is streaky and 2 coats looks uneven.
Three coats [and spare time] is definitely required for a decent application

I broke a golden rule with this one - Usually I photograph after 2 coats and before a top coat.
I couldn't do that with this polish, its a high maintenance little thing.
This is THREE coats, still no topcoat, however it photographs shiny.
It's not.

I haven't given up on Essie yet, I have another 3 polishes in this range and I am hoping they redeem this brand.

What has your experience been with Essie?

1 comment:

  1. that's a really pretty color!


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