Monday, March 26, 2012

Essie's She's Picture Perfect

During a recent Target trip I stumbled across Essie's Resort 2012 collection.  I picked up No More Film and She's Picture Perfect because they were the only two that I wanted to try.  I wasn't that into the other colors.  I was excited about No More Film but decided to try She's Picture Perfect first since I wanted something more office appropriate.  

And I LOVE it!  Oh man.  This is the lavender polish that I've been searching for so long!  A bunch of Essie's past lavender polishes just didn't suit my skin coloring (e.g., Nice is Nice and Bangle Jangle).  This is different.  It's like a lavender equivalent of Chinchilly, one of my Essie faves.  She's Picture Perfect is a lavender/periwinkle shade with the teensiest bit of shimmer (more evident in the bottle, than on the nails).
I normally don't really like pastels but I've been loving Essie's pastels this year.  They're like neon pastels, if that's even a thing.  Much brighter and pigmented.  None of that old school dusty pale pastel here!  This almost pushes it into a little too much for work because it's so purple and bright, but I love it.  This is a pastel I can get behind!
Dang my cuticles are still ragged.  I have been neglecting my hands recently while I was on my mini polish break.
Seriously, this is the best lavender polish I've ever tried!  Now the consistency is pretty watery and can be tricky to deal with sometimes.  I had to redo two nails, but the others I was careful enough to do two thin layers to achieve opaqueness.  This is with two layers, a base coat, and a top coat.

Now I must attend to my oh so needy pug.  Whatchya looking at there lil pug?  Oh my nails?  Yes this polish is fabulous, don't you agree?!


  1. This reminded me of Essie "Play Date". It is a great lilac(?) color. I got so many compliments when wearing it. Perfect for spring!

  2. Oooh I will definitely have to check out Play Date soon!