It’s very hard to believe one can go wrong with Essie. The colours are fun, original and have a modern edge to them making it absolutely impossible to resist standing in front of an Essie’s counter for hours. (Not to mention the names are fun to read!)

For a long while I was drawn to the subtle colours Essie was providing i.e. those insipid, girly tones that make any outfit seem just a tad more elegant. One of my personal favourites is “fiji” which has made it to my nails time and time again. That being said, I felt it was time to step it up a notch and try a colour that is more… Out there?

Due to my light bronze skin (being of South American decent) I usually favour the coral colours. They tend to compliment my golden undertones. That being said “cute as a button” was an absolute winner. Easy application and lasting about a week without chipping (assuming you have applied a top coat), this new fun colour made it to my nails time and time again while I was on holiday at the coast.

Despite not looking in the least bit like a hippie (in the midst of the coffee bay sun tanners), I couldn’t resist looking down at my strawberry toes. This is a must have if you’re looking for a way to make your look more exciting. My only concern is that the colour does not match everything one and I don’t feel I will wear it to my next meeting. But I’ll be sure to reapply it as soon as the boring aspects of life have subdued.