It’s back to basics this week! I gave my nails a little rest and haven’t painted them for the past couple of days, and I have to say that I couldn’t help but feel a bit “naked”. Yesterday I stopped by Target and picked up “Limo-scene” by Essie. I wanted to try something new, basic and a bit sheer. I already have Essie’s “Ballet slippers“, which is a similar shade, but oh well, you know me. Can never have enough nail polish.
Usually, I’m not a fan of sheer polishes, but I do tend to use them once in a while. “Limo-scene” is a a sheer, pastel pink and it’s ideal for French manicure. It’s classy, timeless, simple and very lady-like. The formula, I found, was a bit thin and streaky, but that’s usually the case with sheer colors (at least with Essie’s sheers). Two coats created a flawless “barely-there” look, but I went with three coats. One thing that I love about Essie’s polishes is the fact that regardless of how many coats I apply (usually 3 is my limit, still have to apply that top coat after that!) the formula is quick to dry, doesn’t smudge or get those little bumps on the surface. “Limo-scene” is a bit more pigmented than “Ballet-slippers” and I’m not just saying this to justify another nail polish purchase :) . If you don’t want to go as pigmented as “Fiji” but like the pink undertones and “Ballet slippers” is a bit too sheer, “Limo-scene” is a perfect mix between the two. You sort of get the best of both worlds here.
With that being said, I think I’m pretty much done with my local Target. It’s such a huge and very clean place with such nice and sweet employees, but the makeup, skincare and beauty aisles are always so freaking empty. Whenever there’s a new drugstore product that comes out, it disappears in seconds and I can never find what I want when I go there. Yesterday I also bought few skincare products from No.7, which I was so excited to try, I see my blogger friends from UK use No. 7 products all the time. Sadly I think the night cream I bought was expired (couldn’t find the date on the box, but it sort of crumbled after sitting on my face for a few minutes) :( Major sad face. I think it’s going to have to go back, unfortunately.
I was also thinking of doing a post (perhaps a video) of my entire nail polish collection with swatches. Obviously this would take sometime, but I think it would be a really fun one. Let me know what you think!