Couple weeks ago, I picked up Essence’s $1.49 nail color called “Nude it!” from Shoppers Drug Mart.
Yes, it’s only $1.49.
It’s quite a small bottle ( 5mL), but honestly it’s enough for me, because it takes me years to finish a bottle of color. I prefer wearing boring, light, nude/pink colors on my nails because I like subtlety. The quality of the nail polish is quite decent for its price. After an OPI top coat, it started chipping approximately 3-4 days after application. I like the payoff of the color, and two coats gave a nice shine to my nails. It also dried fairly quickly, which is always a bonus!
After wearing off my Essence color, I tried a brighter/louder color. I digged through my nail polish collection and found this purple color I bought last year that I never wore. This is GOSH’s Wild Lilac Nail Polish I bought from Shoppers Drug Mart as well.
Two coats of it and the color is beautiful. I’m still not sure if it matches my skintone, so I’ll wear it for a day and see how it looks outside in natural light.
It dried off very quickly, and it didn’t chip or get scarred while I was typing on my keyboard and I felt the keys scratch on my nails. So happy about that, and I’m not wearing a top coat either! I’m not too used to something so bold, but it’s summer and time to bring out the bright and fun colors!
One complaint: The brush is a bit too small. So I need to layer it evenly to cover my nails (especially my big thumbnail.)
I’m on the hunt for new colors now; such as mint green colors, and some pastel purples/pinks…and coral!
What color do you think is best? Nude and natural, or bold and purple?