Last month, I found a delightful surprise on my doorstep, essie’s Winter 2012 Collection. There was lots of ooh-ing and ahh-ing on my part when I opened the package and saw the bold and sparkly colors. Essie Weingarten, Founder and Global Creative Director of essie says of the new collection: “I just love the elegant simplicity of a saturated, vibrant look. It’s so luxe and yet, so easy to put together. It’s one part Queen Elizabeth, two parts Duchess of Cambridge. They don’t mince words and never mince color. There’s no arguing with regal color, it’s just divinely right.”
Ever wondered about that whole crackle nail polish trend? Yea, me too. I think we may be on the tail-end of this trend, however, I do see new crackle color shades coming out (e.g., OPI’s limited edition Pink Shatter for Breast Cancer Awareness Month), so maybe the crackle nail polish trend still has some legs.
I bought the Sephora by OPI Blasted Nail Colour in Blasted Gold. I figured that the gold would work well with my warm skin tone. According to Sephora’s website, the polish gives a “blasted effect [of] opaque gold with fine iridescent glitter”. The way these products work is that you apply it as a top coat to your already applied and dried polish. I’ve tried wearing this blasted gold with other colors and in this post, I pair it with OPI’s Tease-y Does It, a deep purple with glittery flecks.