Monday, June 21, 2010

Essie Demure Vixen

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.

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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.

Essie

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.

Essie

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.

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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.

11 comments:

  1. I quite like this color but I'm not sure if it'll look too good against my skin.

    Sounds like you had fun :)

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  2. That is such a lovely colour but you're right - it could use a bit more vixen.

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  3. I wish the flash of the purple showed up more, I would probably buy it if it did >:(

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  4. Such a pretty color! And I think it looks good on you:)

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  5. this is pretty. the purple flash makes it more fun to look at... too bad it's not more noticeable

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  6. Oh I ma seriously, drooling over this color! Gorgeous!

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  7. This color is really pretty..almost like a neutral color..me likey! =)

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  8. It does play its demure part, quite well.

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  9. Hey I just gave you a blog award because I love the color swatches that you do for us readers! =)..go to my page to receive it..

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  10. Gorgeous colour! I love the purple flash :) I think this would be so pretty all year round!

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  11. I love it, I think it really suits you. With its name I'd expect a different colour, but whatever, it's still lovely.

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