Today I am back to my regular routine after spending last week on vacation in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Karen and I went to Washington to see our youngest nephew graduate from high school and meet our first grand niece, then we drove across the state with his parents to spend a few days at our ski condo in northern Idaho. For most of the time, my nails were polished with one of the shades from Essie's Summer 2010 collection, Demure vixen.
Essie's website describes this as an iridescent cocoa mauve. I say it's mostly mauve. I had the same reaction to this as to Revlon Gray Suede; on my skin tone, it can't quite decide whether to blend in or stand out, and I can't quite decide whether I like it.
I know I like the purple flash I see in the bottle; I wish more of that showed up on the nail in more lighting conditions.
This photo shows it in bright sun, and the shimmer is barely visible. I guess that's the demure part. If if were up to me, there'd be more vixen in this.
I will be picking winners for my Wet 'n' Wild giveaway later today; I got a bit behind on verifying the entries while I was away.