Hello Everyone! Todays Mani Monday theme is favourite nude. I must admit nude is not my favourite type of nail polish; I definitely love a little colour. However nude is a great option for those of you who have very professional jobs, or just prefer a subtler look.
The nude I chose to feature today is Essie’s Topless and Barefoot. This colour was released with Essie’s French Affair Collection for the Spring of 2011. I remember this colour being super popular and a must have from the collection. I remember I went out straight away and picked up a few colours from the collection. To this day those colours are my favourite options when it comes to neutrals.
Price and Availability
Essie’s Topless and Barefoot is a permanent shade, and retails for $6.95-$7.95 CAD.
When it comes to nude nail polish the formula can definitely be finicky. When creating the polish you have to be very careful with the amount of pigment you use, as it can easily be too much and not complement very many people’s skin tones. If you add to little pigment the polish can appear far too sheer, and look like nothing on your nails. I would say that this polish is a perfect balance. The tone of the shade is neutral enough to complement most people’s skin, not leaning too yellow or too pink. I have seen it work on skin tones from very light to darker skin tones as well.
The polish itself applies evenly and opaque in two coats, and is not a super thick or super thin formula. It lasts about 4-5 days on your nails with no chipping, and minimal tip wear.
Overall I love this polish, if I am the mood for a nude nail polish this is definitely the one I gravitate towards. It is very universal, a great formula, and overall extremely versatile. It can be worn on its own, layered under glitters, and the possibilities are endless. I would give this polish a rating of 5/5 for the fantastic formula, and extreme versatility of the polish.
Check out other blogs that participate in Mani Monday!
Lindsay – http://www.alwaysagirlygirl.blogspot.com
Kimberly – http://www.pop-couture.com
Marianne – http://nailpolishsleuth.blogspot.ca/
Erica – http://ezriblue.blogspot.com.au/
Genevieve – http://www.polishedgrad.com
Kathleen – http://www.daysies.me
Jaimie – http://addalittlepolish.com/
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