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
To buy – http://www.beautybay.com/essiefall2012
To ‘try on’ – http://www.beautybay.com/essietry2012