Essie Nails Autumn 2012 & Dark Winter Hair

I had a manicure and pedicure in London today, at Neville’s Salon.

The colours that Essie has brought out for the autumn – or as phrased by Essie ‘their 2012 fall colours’ – feel perfect for this time of year.

The weather is changing – at my friend’s house tonight in Notting Hill – we have put the heating on for the first time in months.

I decided whilst in Neville’s today,  to change my hair back to brown from the sun kissed ombre that I have had for some time now!  These Essie nail polish shades work perfectly with that darker autumn look. They will be great shades for December too – they are rather festive!

I have ‘Recessionista’ on my fingernails, and ‘Stylenomics’ on my toenails. If I wasn’t currently working on a play set in the 1930’s I may well have had the shade ‘Stylenomics’ as my manicure colour! The colour in the picture above is a truer reflection of the shades than in the website pictures below.

Stylenomics is a deep grey, green – it looks almost black on the nail – a little reminiscent of OPI’s ‘Lincoln Park Afterdark’. In pictures on websites, this shade looks far, far greener, than it does when applied.

Recessionista is a muted dark grey purple, Essie describe it as magenta. It looks very similar to Essie’s colour Bahama Mama in the bottle – but is darker when applied – and has less of a red undertone. I was buying frozen yogurt tonight in Frue, by Notting Hill Gate tube station, and the lady serving me told me how much she liked the colour of my nails.

I was also tempted by the shade ‘Head Mistress’ – a raspberry red.

For me personally, some paler shades – especially browns – can be particularly unflattering against my skin tone. I steer away, but do think that they look fabulous on other people.






Skirting The Issue


Miss Fancy Pants




Don’t Sweater It



The polishes are priced at £8.50 – with free worldwide delivery


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3 Comments on Essie Nails Autumn 2012 & Dark Winter Hair

  1. Laura Finnegan
    September 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm (7 years ago)

    LOVE the hair and the Recessionista


  2. Kirsty
    October 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm (7 years ago)

    What do you do to take care of your feet as in moisturising etc. I’m still hunting for the perfect foot cream.


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