The Weekend Post #15: Essie Absolutely Shore

I have been promising this post for a long while, so here it is – a picture of Essie Absolutely Shore on the nails. It’s the only polish that has adorned my nails over the past few weeks, I simply adore it. Less neon and bright than Essie Mint Candy Apple, but with similar greeny tones with an added hint of grey. Pastel enough to be considered a Spring nail polish, but subtle enough for my boring old tastes. Now don’t think that everything is fine and dandy with this polish, unfortunately it takes a longtime to apply, consuming four coats to get opaque coverage, hence why it’s featuring as a ‘Weekend Post’ – I need a fair amount of time to apply this, it certainly isn’t a slap-on and go colour. But it’s completely forgiven once it’s on the nail! For reference I use the OPI Nail Envy as a base coat and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, and I find it lasts about five days with minimal tip wear before I need to repaint them.

You can get Absolutely Shore for £7.75 from BeautyBay. I also hear on the grapevine that an Essie diffusion line will be making it’s way to larger Boots and Superdrug stores over the next few weeks. There will be around 70 of their best-selling shades available, priced at £7.99 and with a larger, easier to use brush. Essie are by far my favourite brand of nail polish so it’s great news that they will be easier for people to get their hands on. Who’s excited?