Friday, 15 July 2016

Five Summer Pastels to Try from Essie

From left to right: Coconut Cove, Chillato, Hubby for Dessert, Romper Room and Go Ginza.

As soon as the warmer months roll around, I find myself ditching the dark, vampy nail shades and reaching for my pastels. I think there's something really pretty about an off-white pastel nail. I tend to gravitate towards shades that are very light but still have a hint of colour to them. In my opinion, no one does pastels quite like Essie. I often find myself perusing the stand in the drugstore, marvelling at all the gorgeous hues. Since I'm such a sucker for pastel nails, I thought that today I'd round up five of my favourite picks from Essie!

Coconut Cove - Something I've grown to be really good at over the years is justifying completely unnecessary purchases. This isn't just a white nail polish, like my other white nail polishes. No, this has some pink to it, ergo it is completely different. Or maybe I was just standing in different lighting when I bought this. Either way, the name of this shade totally sold me so now I own another white nail polish. I really like the look of white nails, I think they look fresh and cool, so this is a staple shade for me.

Chillato - This is potentially one of the most unique nail shades I have in my collection, which is always a nice change from owning five of the same colour. The shade of this reminds me of summer, ice lollies and sun. It's a very yellow green, which doesn't sound pleasant at all, but it really does look gorgeous on the nails. This coupled with a bit of a tan is lovely for the warmer weather!

Hubby for Dessert - I don't even know how many blog posts I've mentioned this shade in at this point. I'm not sure what it is about this colour, but it's one that I reach for on days where I either don't know what colour to paint my nails or if I have something more formal the day after. It's a lilac-y blue, which definitely doesn't seem like the kind of shade you'd wear to something more proper, but it's one of those colours that just leaves your nails looking clean cut and polished.

Romper Room - This is another shade that I've used loads since I first picked it up. When you hold the bottle up to the light, you can actually see the little amount that's left of it. It's also one of those colours that makes your nails look classy, but with a girly twist. I'd say this is almost a white shade, with just a hint of pink to it. Super pretty and very versatile.

Go Ginza - I picked this up last week when I was in the drugstore and applied it that day for a night out. This is a really lovely, very pale lilac shade that almost leans pink in tone. I found myself repeatedly admiring my nails and as you'll know if you follow me on Instagram, I've been wearing this all week since. I actually painted my nails on Sunday evening and the polish is still intact and looking decent five days later! Needless to say, I'm chuffed!

If you're in the market for a new pastel nail polish, have a gander at these in the drugstore! Essie really has some fab shades available and I'm still finding new favourites in their range. Plus, if you're rocking a bit of a tan, a pastel nail will really emphasise it. What are some of your favourite Essie shades?

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  1. I love all of these shades. They are so pretty. Perfect for Spring and Summer. xx

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  2. I love opening essie's website just to see all those beautiful pastel color spread out before me. Hubby for Dessert sounds and looks great.

    Selene Addicted

  3. Hubby For Dessert is such a cute name and I love the baby blue shade!
    Kathy x

  4. All of these shades are so gorgeous! I love Barry M for pastel shades, the Quick Dry range has some gorgeous shades!

  5. Holy moly, so many gorgeous shades, I have Go Ginza & Romper Room and absolutely love them, though Hubby For Dessert and Chillato are calling my name :)
    xxx Claire


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