When it comes to ‘salon’ nail colours, Essie will always be my favourite. It totally pains me (in the ass) that you can’t buy the brand in Sorbet anymore – just that streaky, overpriced Morgan Taylor kak. Fortunately, you can still snap it up in Clicks and Dis-Chem which I suppose is okay ‘cos I feel like I spend half my life in those two stores anyway.
But ja. Let’s take a look shall we?
The above shot is a pretty accurate colour reflection, save for Hide & Go Chic. This shot makes it look like it’s a bright, sunny kinda blue but its actually a bit more medium-to-dark teal-looking, possibly the only colour that actually feels a bit more ‘autumn’ to me.
As for the two paler shades, we all know they’re going to fly off the shelves. Both are ideal for creating clean-looking, nude manis and maybe even a French one if you’re still livin’ it up in the 90s, possibly cruising around in a Ford Fiesta, blaring The Corrs ‘Talk on Corners’ album on repeat…
But ja, getting back to the kleure, let’s talk about the mooiest of them all – Fashion Playground. When I first saw it I was all ‘Oh really? Mint Candy Apple all over again, eh?’ and my feelings could best be described as ‘meh’. And then I slicked it on – a lot. It’s one of those shades that needs a good four coats to get where you want it to be but it’s totally worth the schlep – and then I was all ‘Ooooh! You and me are going to BBFs fo life, yo!’
Every time I wear this colour, it attracts compliments like bees to honey and gives me that whole ‘fresh, spring has totally sprung’ feeling – just two reasons to love it. Also, I like that all it needs is a slick of Rimmel’s Nail Nurse top coat and BOOM – it wears like iron.
Want, want, want? Like I said, you’ll find these babies in Clicks an Dis-Chem going for R110 a pop.