Nails of the Day – Essie Merino Cool

This is another of the Fall 2010 collection from Essie, one that I have been really impressed with. I have always liked Essie, but think that the brush could be thicker for easier application. The colour lasts well usually, but this shade lasts exceptionally well – polish for me lasts 3 days absolute max – last time I wore this I had it on for 5 days before I had to remove it! It glides on like a dream, fantastic coverage and gorgeous colour – a dusty lilac grey. Gorgeous.

Nails of the Day – Essie Sew Psyched

When I saw the press images for the Chanel Khaki Collection of polishes, I fell in love, but if I were to buy them all at £19 each, my purse would not be impressed. I saw that as part of the Fall 2010 Collection, Essie had a khaki colour similar to Chanel’s Khaki Vert for a fraction of the cost. I bought mine from an American seller on eBay and it arrived within a few days.

I am yet to see The Real Deal in real life so unsure as to how much of a dupe it is, but I’m really happy with this polish and it’s satisfied my craving. Of course now I need to find an alternative to the Khaki Rose – I’ve seen Models Own have released the Car Key Collection (how subtle!) so I may have to check that out. The Essie brush is annoyingly thin, but I can get over it for this – I love it.