Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Essie Neo Whimsical

 My local discounted beauty stall has finally stocked some new - well last seasons, polishes! I have a total of 6 Essie polishes so far, all purchased from discounted stalls. I personally cannot bear to part with £7+ of my money on a new nail polish, although some of Essie's polishes do have a really opaque formulation and I love their semi-rounded brush, that for a perfect shade that I would fall in love with, I could be persuaded into it.
One of two latest additions is Neo Whimsical. I decided on this colour, as I have the norm pinks, greens, sheer two-tones, etc., that I thought this would be something unusual and new to me. I still can't quite put my finger on the colour. As Miss Budget Beauty would say, its an off white. A white with a touch of colour - possibly pink or lilac? In the bottle, I thought it looked a little concrete/nude looking. I guess its one of those shades that depends on the lighting and the eye!
I took this shoddy flashed photo straight after painting my nails, so I could Instagram the shade (My username is @Luceeloves!). As usual, I have polish all over my fingers, but it works for me. It was at night when I painted these, with a flash, so they look quite white and washed out, but I think this polish would look really effective and unusual with a matte top coat!
 As soon as I applied this polish, I knew it would be a new firm favourite of mine. The shade is ideal for a polish, manicured look, for weddings, school, interviews (my case!), etc. I have quite fair skin, and this pairs lovely. I think a tan would also make the colour pop! I have applied two coats, which was perfect.
I picked this one up for a mere £1.99, but I can genuinely seeing me use this on so many occasions, I would have probably been prepared to pay the full price of £7+.
You can pick yourself one up for £7.90 at LookFantastic.
Have you tried this shade? What are your thoughts?
What is your favourite Essie shade?


  1. I got this from Fragrance Direct and it is a very nice colour x

    1. I am in love with it. It's not like anything I own! :)



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