Transitional Nails

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When it comes to choosing nail varnish for a summer holiday, I tend to stick to brights - hot pink, coral or orange being my favourite shades. This year, however, I didn't go away till late September, and I found myself in a much more transitional frame of mind.

NOTD - Essie nail varnish in In Stitches

All the nail colours I've been drooling over on social media recently seem to be by Essie, so that's the brand I went for when treating myself to a new polish for my holiday. This shade's called In Stitches, and I love it. It's a super flattering brownish pink - just colourful enough for the Spanish sunshine, and pretty perfect for Autumn back home too. 

NOTD - Essie nail varnish in In Stitches

Application is great, as is the staying power. If there was a world record for chipping nail varnish in the fastest possible time, I'd probably be a contender, but this seems to have lasted very well, especially considering that I didn't bother to take a base or top coat away with me.

NOTD - Essie nail varnish in In Stitches

In other nail-related news, I've been experimenting with long, almond-shaped talons, which is highly unusual for me. I like the look, but it's kind of difficult to type and apply cream eye shadow with my fingers now, so we'll see how long they last!

It's been a while since I last had an Essie polish and I'd forgotten how much I like them! So I'm in the market now for a few more. Any recommendations? Let me know your favourite Essie shades.

Kate x
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  1. Great shade Kate and I love the shape of your nails too! I tend to prefer mine really short and neater :) I'm going to pick up some new Autumn nail polishes soon as mine are running low - will defo be checking our Essie :)

    Hanh / hanhabelle

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    1. I normally prefer mine short too - I don't know what's come over me! x

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  2. Beautiful colour for this time of year! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Thank you! I'm obsessed with it at the moment. x

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  3. I love this colour! It's so pretty! :) xx

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  4. I saw your picture on IG and had to know what was on your nails :) Now, I do! Thanks for sharing! This is the perfect shade for the Autumn. Most of my Essie shades are proper summer shades. I would love to add more neutrals and dark ones to my collection. One that I love all year round though is Splash of Grenadine (I don't actually own it, but I have an exact dupe:) Xx

    Ally | www.glamoclock.com - Shortlisted for #CosmoBlogAwards vote here

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    1. That one sounds lovely, I will have to look out for it! x

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  5. That shade suits you sooooo well! I can never pull this shade off, anything that is brownish or orangey instantly makes my skin looks dirty. :-( And I hope you have better luck than me with the almond shape nails, I tried it once and poked my eyes while applying eyeshadow...needless to say I never try it again. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Haha! They're definitely not practical, that's for sure! X

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  6. Beautiful color Kate! Love the shape of your nails!

    Love Priya

    MyFashionFixes

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  7. This colour is absolutely stunning and like you say, perfect for transitioning into Autumn. I love darker colours in A/W but this is perfect for in between xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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  8. Great colour Kate! Especially for this time of year! You couldn't have made a better choice!

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  9. Such a pretty shade :)
    Love your long nails too
    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  10. I love Essie but haven't worn any in ages as I bought a SensatioNail kit. I need to invest in some new shades and that one is beautiful!
    Have a lovely weekend:)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  11. Beautiful shades, perfect for autumn also.

    Ana
    http://anarazon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Haha, I like mine short & squarish LOL... Nice colour you've got there, Kate :) xx

    Hana | Bold Expression

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