Friday, 11 January 2013

Essie - Smokin' Hot


Not blogged in forever, this I know. This is because I live in permanent darkness and I do not have a camera two rather vital things for any beauty blogger lest I be banished to the doldrums with the rest of the Iphotographers. (was going to say something but I'll take the 5th).

So, I have purchased about a hundred (not quite) blog worthy products from hair, to fragrance, interiors and make up so the urge to share just got too much. Hence the random blog post on a Friday night, to be perfectly honest I looked at what was on my table and this was one of my newest buys.  I was browsing the famous Ebay nail store where one would buy certain brand of nail polish in dollars for roughly half the price they are in the UK made famous years ago by Lollipop26. If you want to know hit me up yo *shakes head*

I was looking to repurchase Seche Vite which is a wonder top coat that smells like petrol and comes with a health warning on the side but it's just too good. It makes any polish look and feel like glass, I'm not going to certify it's longevity as I don't feel it's the best top coat for that but for shine and finish this is your best pal like.

I have an unhealthy amount of nail polish, it's been an obsession of mine since I was 8 or 9, possibly younger. I remember being told off in primary school for having my nails painted (and refusing to do gym when I'd just had my ears pierced! hehe) and buying copious of all hideous shades while on family holidays in Whitby.

What I'm trying to say is the last thing I need is another new nail polish but I just can't help it. I also received two huge Nails Inc sets for Christmas would you like to see? Anyway this store has hundreds of shades and brands don't know why I chose Essie, don't know why I chose Smokin' Hot. Pure impulse.

Smokin hot is a subtly multi-faceted mauve with what appears to be a brown base. On closer inspection it is an identical mix of in between or dupes of China Glaze Fois Gras and Chanel Paradoxal both of which I own so I definitely didn't need it.

I like it. Applies well. Dries fast with an nice 'thinish' application consistency. Wears well, roughly two days and a few chips appear.  All in all this is a nice polish completely unnecessary for me but oh well add it to the collection.

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