I admit it. I am in a rut when it comes to polish for my nails. And I love it. It’s something about the look of pale colors on my hands and how they don’t show chips – a good manicure can last almost 10-12 days with a pale polish – any tiny chips around day 10 are camouflaged, in pink no less.
The love affair started with OPI’s Coney Island Cotton Pink, then OPI’s Bubble Bath, then I switched to Essie in hopes it would have better holding power. And it did. It’s been 6 years, and Essie and I still get along great. I alternated between Essie’s Ballet Slippers and Mademoiselle for a long time. Then it was just Mademoiselle because it was paler and even more fuss-free. Now I am on a Essie Sugar Daddy kick because I wanted more pink in my pale pink. When I greened my nailcare, I still kept Essie around, because soon after my greening, I found out that their polishes no longer contained formaldehyde, TBP or toluene. And I couldn’t find a green brand that had the same touch with pale pink.
I think I have a new pale pink on the horizon – I read about Essie’s Eternal Optimist, a pinky nude, while I waiting to get my nails done yesterday. It seems a little more intense a pink from the picture (see above). Essie describes it as a Spiced Tea Rose – lovely! It’s on its way to me as we speak. I know it’s a bit more opaque than my favorites, but I am hoping it’s still low-maintenance. If not, there is always Mademoiselle and Sugar Daddy.
Image from Essie’s website.
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