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My 'Angora Cardi' mani

So I got a manicure done at The House of Rush recently with a very lovely manicurist whose name I hopelessly cannot remember.

Anyhoo not only was she amazing but she helped me choose a shade from an array of Essie nail polish heaven they have at the salon.

I wanted to go shimmery and Christmasy at first but then chose a toned down shade namely Angora Cardi.

It was a shade that Essie released in Autumn 2009 and is a cream finish. One coat gives a fairly opaque finish but I am wearing two coats here.

It's also overtly glossy on its own but to avoid any chipping, it has been topped up by the cult-favourite Seche Vite. This stuff is truly amazing! I was so impressed that I ordered it straight after getting home.

It's a dusky mauve with some brown injected to it. This increases the warmth in the shade in my opinion and makes it much more flattering on yellow-skinned, warm toned girls like me. It might look too brown on those too fair or on women of colour.

I have actually never been SO much in awe of a nail colour lately so I am pretty excited! I am currently hunting down a bargain for this on ebay which has also allured me into browsing more Essie polishes.

Any recomendations ladies? 

Its funny how after trying so many wacky shades of taupe, khaki and yellows, we come back to girly, neutral shades that have always been there and think, ''Where was this all this time?'.
Victoria said...

Gorgeous! This is one of my favourite polishes and a staple that I keep coming back to in winter.

Wonders of Beauty said...

Really love the colour! x

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

lovely shade Shifa, looking pretty on your nails <3

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Lovely shade <3

Gauri said...

The shade is gorgeous, ♥ this one!!!

louise said...

gorgeous colour! x




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Sheefa. 29. London. Spamming the web with ramblings on hair, eye shadow, skincare & cosmetic hoarding in general since 2008. Grab a cuppa and kick back!
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