When I’m out browsing the shops, I have to actually shield my eyes sometimes from the makeup counters.
|Essie duo: Favourites to Fall For (Bahama Mama & Chinchilly)|
For me, this is the perfect Autumnal pair. A warm, juicy, deep plum shade ‘Bahama Mama’ and a grown-up, chic granite grey ‘Chinchilly’.
|Bahama Mma and Chinchilly (Chinchilly clearly drank too much before the photoshoot)|
I’ll save you the nail photos as mine are dreadful. They’ve split, broken, chipped. It is not a good sight.
I really love these colours. I know that I’ll get much more wear from Chinchilly, as I love grey nail colours – the perfect non-neutral neutral I reckon. Grey goes with pretty much everything.
The plum… well, I adore the shade. But because of my terrible nails, I’ll be waiting a month or so before sporting that. Maybe it’ll be my Christmas day colour!
These aren’t the cheapest polishes, but the duo sets are good value at (I think) around £12, whereas the individual bottles retail at £7.99 in Boots. I do have issues with Essie polishes chipping – but with a good base and top coat they tend to last 2 days on my nails.
I am a nail abuser though. I’m not ashamed to admit it. They get keyboard-hammered, used to open stuff, bitten (soz). I’m normal-ish. So no polish lasts more than 5 days on me anyway.
My point being, if the idea of paying £12 for 2 polishes makes you baulk, then have a look at Rimmel (the Kate Moss ones are great) or Barry M for some more purse-friendly options.
I feel bad now as I picked these up on Sunday in Boots (Leeds), but I can’t find them on their website anywhere. I hope they’re not limited edition and I’ve just dangled the carrot of desire in your face, only to snatch it away from you…
Anyway, I give these polishes the thumbs up.
|Bad iPhone Photo – Chinchilly|
What do you think of these shades? What are your favourite Autumn/Winter nail polishes?
As usual, this isn’t a sponsored post. I purchased these with my own cold hard cash!