Essie Tart Deco

My nails just can’t seem to make up their mind this Summer. They’ve gone from ‘in yer face’ orange to barely-there beige, ice cream hues of mint to hints of pink – but now I’m back on the bright bandwagon with my newest Essie purchase, Tart Deco, which I spoke about in my last ‘The Weekend Post’ (see here)…

Now be prepared people cause to me this applies much brighter than it looks in the bottle. An almost neon peachy pink – and we all know how much I love my peachy pinks, yes? This was in no way a ‘must purchase’ shade for me, in fact if I hadn’t seen it looking pretty on many a beauty bloggers fingertips then I most certainly wouldn’t have it on my nails today, but you know what I actually really like it. Perhaps even more so as a pedicure colour, in fact right now I have a case of ‘new shoe’ syndrome. One of the best things about this colour is how well it applies – one thick layer probably could have done it, but I went for two to be in the safe side and the diffusion line brushes make it a very smooth application. I painted them on Sunday and four days later they’re not looking bad at all. Baring in mind I did apply a base and top coat there’s just some minor tip-wear occuring and I’m alright with that.

I know people will wonder what it’s like compared to Essie Cute as a Button, which is one that I’ve owned for ages but never used – slaps wrist. I’ll throw it on and report back but I have a hunch that Tart Deco is much peachier and Cute as a Button more pinkier. Has anyone else tried Tart Deco? The good news about this shade is that for once it’s a colour that’s available in the diffusion line so can be picked up from Boots or Superdrug for £7.99. Hooray!