Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bridal Series: Essie Topless and Barefoot

I loveeee me some nudes!

Next up: Essie Topless and Barefoot, a pinkish nude. Opaque and a nice polish in all.

I got this polish in... April I think. Loved it! LOVEEEEEEDDDD it. It's such a pretty pink nude color and it matched really well with my skin tone. But now, It's gone all thick and gloopy. What is my nail polish's deal?? I haven't stored them in a different place than I normally would. I mean, they're in a stack n store in the corner of my room, no real direct sunlight, it's cool, no real humidity, what's the deal? Maybe I should stick my favorites in the fridge for a while... I really don't want to buy thinner, but I have a feeling that's exactly what I'll have to do.

Well, along with being gloopy, my polish bubbled...again. Man! I have to get on top of things. I used two coats as one was streaky. (I'll have to see if my Sand Tropez polish is the same as topless and barefoot, since I bought them at the same time) Well, this is two coats with a coat of seche clear (yes, I know this is a base coat, I used it as a top coat - I'm desperate, okay!)

Okay, here's Topless and Barefoot!

While taking pictures, I decided that two coats of polish wasn't enough! I tried some top coats! L to R: OPI Teenage Dream, Sephora by OPI Only Gold for Me Top Coat, Sally Hansen 05 Diamonds Top Coat, and CND Effects Gold Sparkling #570. 

I couldn't believe how much the CND Gold Sparkling top coat changed the color of the polish to the eye! It was crazy, it looked like it had yellow undertones vs pink! 

I'm glad we have another contender for Wedding day nails! Moving forward!



  1. ahhh, i've been wanting Topless & Barefoot! & thinner is a MUST for any nail polish lover's stash :) i cannot count how many bottles i've saved with just a few drops of it. it'll make life that much easier LOL.

  2. Oh my gosh! I cannot wait to finally pick some up! Thanks for the heads up!