What's a girl to do when she needs to lay her hands on a couple of pound coins, but only has a nice crisp bank note in her purse? Get herself to the nearest Boots to buy an Essie nail polish with said bank note, of course! Voila - pound coins. Plus a little treat that wasn't really needed but is nice to have all the same - the shade Peak Show from Essie's Winter Collection.
It's an opaque pale pink shade - in fact, it's so pale that it might be more accurate to call it white with the faintest hint of pink. I was drawn to it because of how fresh it looks. After months of wearing deep, dark colours, that really appealed to me. That said, the complete Winter Collection was a real mixture of shades and I liked all of them, especially with their cute, skiing holiday inspired names. You can check out the whole range here.
It was Peak Show, however, that came home with me, and I wasted no time in getting it on my nails. I needed two to three thin coats to get it opaque and streak free, but the application was smooth enough. I'm wearing it over a base coat of Ciate Underwear and with Seche Vite over the top.
I applied the polish on Friday afternoon and the first tiny chips began to appear on Monday morning. For me, that's about as good as it can get in terms of longevity, so I'm happy!
Essie is probably my favourite nail polish brand at the moment. I think their shade range is outstanding and the quality of the formula is generally very good. I'm sure I'll get plenty of wear out of Peak Show, as it's one of those shades that just seems to be effortlessly chic and goes with everything.
Have you tried any of the polishes from Essie's Winter Collection? Which nail polish shades are you loving at the moment?