Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Recent NOTD: Essie Your Hut or Mine

I pulled out Essie's Your Hut or Mine to use as a full mani because Polish Me Up recently called it "the perfect pink" and seeing her entry reminded me that I've been meaning to try this one from the 2011 Resort collection.

Application was dandy; I used two coats of Your Hut in addition to my usual treatment, base, and top coat. The color, a coral-leaning pink, flatters my skintone, and I have the feeling it would complement a lot of different complexions. The shimmer in it is on the subtle side, but not so subtle as to disappear, even in indirect room light. All in all, a very nice polish.









After five days, I felt I wanted to juice up my look a bit, so added one coat of Revlon Grapefruit Fizz. It didn't really change the color of Your Hut but wow, those mini-flakies definitely added some visual interest, glowing in pink and lilac and orange. If I'd taken the time to touch up my tipwear the result would have been even more pleasing to my eye. The scent in the Fizz was certainly noticeable (Mr. Karen identified it as "fruit" when I held my fingers under his nose) but faded after about a day.







In case I've somehow given you all the impression that my nails are always camera-ready, here's my right hand on the last day I wore this mani. Somehow, I managed to splash some orange polish onto it when I was painting a nail wheel. Okay, that sort of thing happens, but now I must confess that I went out in public sporting those spots, not just to work, but to a meeting with some financial planners. I rationalized this by telling myself the orange was close to pink and most likely no one would notice. What do you think—fashion faux pas or no big deal?

24 comments:

  1. Wow, I'd have to agree - that is the perfect pink! And the flakies make it look even more beautiful. As for the spots, well, I would probably notice it less than I would chipped, old, faded polish. I don't necessarily feel that chipped polish is bad (I wear mine out past that point during busy/lazy weeks), but it is something I will notice.

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  2. I also agree about the perfect pink thing. Beautiful!!

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  3. You are too funny. I've went to work with one handed painted and the other one not painted before hahah! I like it with the revlon frizz over it!

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  4. That is a pretty color with your skin tone. I've also wore some pretty strange nails to work. Usually my left looks 10x better than my right hand.

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  5. I say no big deal-if someone does notice the orange-tell them it's nail art! I love your nails-so pretty!

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  6. Very pretty pink! :) I don't think anyone would notice (unless they're nail polish crazed too!) because it's so close in color and relatively small spots.

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  7. I say nbd. At least the one looks like a heart!

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  8. That combo is pretty! I do not really like Essie Your Hut Or Mine, I am not sure why.

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  9. I like the color combo a lot .

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  10. That looks gorgeous on you and I love it with the fizz.

    I have gone out with spatters and spots and such. I just call it nail art lol

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  11. Pretty combo! Don't worry about the spot. Sometimes my hands are painted totally different colors when I go out.

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  12. haaaaaaaaaaaa "your hut or mine"
    i cant help but LMAO at that!

    the color is beautiful! & even the combo very nice!

    <3 BB

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  13. I love the fizz on top! That is supacool. And the spots are totally no big deal. They're probably not noticeable to muggles ;)

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  14. So gorgeous! I love it! I have Your Hut Or Mine too, and I really enjoyed wearing it.
    Love the layering with the Revlon polish too!

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  15. This pink almost reminds me of the catrice polish I had, such a pretty pretty pink! And i loveee the name:) The grape fizz over it is super pretty and flaky~ I doubt anyone but you noticed the spots, the only thing I hate about them is that they ruin the polish lol

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  16. I have YHOM too and I love it, the shimmer is really what makes it for me. Good idea with the layering!

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  17. Thats a very pretty pink! I love it with the Revlon color over it!!
    I think the orange spots in the corner are definitely a pass! I do that ALL the time with acrylic paints, actually anything really! lol:)

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  18. I think the polish really compliments your skintone. While it is nice by itself, I do prefer the layered mani!

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  19. I adore this pink I've been lemming it for a minute, and I just wanted to share I totally rock one hand painted like everyday I seem to never have time to do both lol!

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  20. Totally no biggie, just think of it as purposeful orange flair! That scented pink polish looks delicious, I've not seen it before but will keep my eyes peeled.

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  21. This color is so beautiful!

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  22. Not very noticeable the spots. The revlon colour did not came out here a shame is beautiful.

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