NOTD – Essie ‘Don’t Sweater It’


Having bitten my nails for years, I think I have finally stopped ( I have been bite-free for over a month and a half) and my nails are finally at a length where I can paint them! So, I’m pretty behind the times but Essie in ‘Don’t Sweater It’ is the first Essie nail polish I own.

I absolutely love it – the fomula, the colour, the brush, everything! Obviously I’m a nail painting novice and I think I managed to do a pretty neat job ( yes?) because the brush was just the right size for my nails. I applied three coats but this is only because after having done two I did the dishes so I wanted to freshen my nails up a bit before I look the pictures – I think a base coat and two coats of Essie would suffice otherwise. The colour is a mauvy, mushroomy, grey which for me is the perfect neutral autumnal colour for the nails. I think ‘Don’t Sweater It’ looks great paired with jewel colours such as deep purple and emerald green ( I wore a purple jumper today and I thought it looked so lovely with my nails!).

I will definitely be buying Essie polishes again – I already have my eye on ‘Head Mistress’ and ‘Recessionista’ from the same Fall 2012 collection. Essie nail polishes are available at priced at £8.50 and from Superdrug for £7.99 (after a quick look on the website, I don’t think they have the Fall collection though). Also, Feel Unique sell the Fall Collection however they only have the shade ‘Little Brown Dress’ in stock.

My internet is being horrendous at the moment and won’t let me link the stockists but I will do that tomorrow! Sorry!