Friday, 6 July 2012

NOTW: Essie Sole Mate & Merino Cool

Hello lovelies! The end of my week has been pretty busy because I've been helping out at the local school's summer camp, so I've just got a quick post for you today. Tomorrow I promise more of what I've been up to this week!
These are the two Essie polishes that I gleefully snapped up in K-Mart in St Thomas. The dark purple is Sole Mate, and the light colour is Merino Cool.
The formula of these was a little disappointing, especially since I've heard such great things - but it wasn't anything that a top coat of Seche Vite couldn't fix! I think also because it's so hot in the islands, but the store is heavily airconditioned and the polish gets shipped from the US, it goes through so much travelling and temperature change it must have an effect on the formula of the polish.
I love both of the colours, they're so pretty in the light. In photos I know that Sole Mate looks really black, but it's more of a deep purple/red. Merino Cool also seems to look kind of grey, but it's more like a mauve colour.
Have you used Essie polish before? What do you think of these colours? ♥

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10 comments:

  1. Love these colors. When I put polish on in the summer when it's hot, it always goes on crappy.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one this happens to! Even my SV seems to be all gloopy and crap :( xxx

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  2. These two shades look great together!

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  3. I have Merino Cool but am yet to try it!

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    1. Oh you should! It's a gorgeous colour - though perhaps better for autumn? x
      Island Girl Insights ♥

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  4. I've still not tried these polishes!
    I love the colour of that mushroom coloured one :)

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    1. It's more of a lilac really, I know it looks mushroom in the photo. I still want to get Barry M Mushroom! :D You definitely have to try Essie they're so great x

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  5. Merino Cool is one of my "go to" colors! Love it

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    1. I definitely think it will be an autumn go to for me, so pretty! x

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