I’ve used and loved Essie nail polishes for years now, with Mint Candy Apple remaining one of firm favourites till today. When I heard that Essie were celebrating their 35th anniversary I was so intrigued to find out if they were doing anything to mark the special occasion, and of course they were. They have launched an Essie Retro Revival collection, a collection of some of their first shades that were inspired by the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, where the brand was born. There were two shades from this collection that really caught my eye, Sequin Sash and Birthday Suit and I really wanted to share them with you today before the limited edition collection sells out (I hear they’re flying off the shelf pretty fast!)
Although I love glitter polishes, they are a bit of a hassle and also a little too much for daily wear, I was able to pull full on glitter daily when I was a little younger. However when I saw Sequin Sash I knew I found the hybrid polish I’ve been looking for. Sequin Sash is described as a ‘sheer glittery bronze shade with silvery flecks,’ and I would say that is quite an accurate description. But I think the bronze shade is more of a tint than a colour but it is so flattering on the nails. This nail colour somehow manages to make glitter very elegant and I’ve really fallen in love with this shade so much. It’s sheer, I needed to use about 3 layers for the above picture, but it dries quickly and lasts over a week so I don’t mind doing that. I can’t explain just how elegant it looks on the nails. I have a very special event coming up soon in my personal life (that’s as much as I can give away right now!) and I have already decided this is the colour I will have on my nails. It is just beautiful and I think it will work really well as a topcoat for lots of different colours as well. This is currently available at Boots and Superdrug for £7.99.
The second shade that really caught my attention was Birthday Suit, which is described as ‘delicate nude’, which is a shade I really craved for my nail polish collection, a semi opaque shade that wasn’t overly noticeable but gave you that ‘finished’ look. I personally like the visible nail line look, some don’t, but I do especially with the more nude toned shades so for me this shade is perfect. I applied three coats on my nails, you could use more to build up opacity but if you really wanted opaque nude nails then I would just use an opaque shade instead of this one. This looks so pretty under Sequin Sash, a perfect base shade for any topcoat. This too retails at Boots and Superdrug for £7.99.
There are 6 shades in total in the Essie Retro Revival collection, I personally think I chose the best of the bunch, although Starry Starry Night (the glitter blue shade) looks more and more tempting each time I look at it.
This collection is available until mid April, so if any of the shades have caught your attention I would say to snap them up quickly. I think Sequin Sash is the winner for me from the Essie Retro Revival collection, there is something really unique about that shade and pictures do not do it justice. Let me know what shade you would pick up. Tanzina x