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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

NOTD - Essie French Affair

The oracle has spoken. Well, kind of. Here is the NOTD as chosen by some of you.

I'm so happy to be showcasing my new & improved nails! If you want to know more see my post on the product which saved them. 

Anyway, onto the colour. This is Essie French Affair, a cool-toned, almost lilac creamy pink. It's very opaque and was actually a bit tricky to apply neatly but with a little clean-up operation using a fine eye-liner brush and some remover I think I did a half-decent job.

 This is two coats with Essie Good to Go top coat. In these lights it leans more baby pink than it actually is, but everyone knows that pinks/purples are especially hard to capture on camera. It's actually a much cooler, brighter and lilac-toned shade which tops off the fingers like those candy sweets which contain so much colour they turn kids hyper.

I haven't worn a colour like this in.... well, actually I don't think I've ever in my life worn something like this, but I really like it! It's fun, and fresh and makes me long for spring. Oh, and it's uber girly and after weeks of slobbing about in unflattering jeans and manky old walking shoes because it's too wet and cold to go about in anything else, I'm welcoming a return to hyper-femininity...

Would you have a French Affair? ;)


  1. Pretty colour! I haven't tried Essie but it looks lovely
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

  2. Carissa, definitely try Essie polishes, they're very good quality and the colours are always fabulous. They are a bit pricey in the UK and Europe though...


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