Tinted moisturizers, barely there mascara, and minute spritzes of the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray; I like to say that I prefer things subtlety. Well, it should be no surprise to you that I've been downing my nails in a sheer coat, hosted by the one (and only) Essie Mademoiselle. Worn upon the nails of Essie's husband himself, if it's subtle enough for him, it's subtle enough for me.
I'm proud enough to say that this is the first Essie nail color that I've purchased. Yup - not stolen from the top shelf of my mom's cabinet (and I wonder where I get my sheer coat musings?), but purchased by yours truly. And, lastly, it's no wonder that I chose the shade with the French title...typical.
Two coats and your nails get a shed load of shine, and a pinky, slightly white, tint that still allows the au natural, contrast of the nail and tip come through. It may be sheer, but I just can't stop looking at my chic nails. During show and tell, I've gotten a few 'you're wearing nail polish?' remarks, but, like I said, chic.
Perfectionist? I admit, so there shall be no chips on sight among my claws. Nevertheless, I don't mine another coat. Normally, it takes about three to four days for my restraint to come to an end. Although it's not particularly fantastic, it's hard for me to resist another layer with a brush as fantastic as the one on this white glass bottle itself.
Good skin days? They're okay. But a good nail day is far more preferable, as I can get away with a sheer coat, hosted by Essie Mademoiselle. What shall complement my sheer, chic nails? A tinted moisturizer at a cafe perhaps?