Essie Warm & Toasty Turtleneck

I figured that today is the perfect day to finally review this beaut of a nail polish since it's been raining, it's cloudy and gloomy – a complete opposite of the sunny weather we've been enjoying these past few days. The reason why I've been waiting for weather to go bad is because this nail polish I've been itching to finally post up is a part of the (already) past Essie Shearling Darling Winter 2013. Collection. It's a part of my nail polish collection for quite a while and it truly is a shame that I haven't featured it before. The Essie's Shearling Darling Winter 2013. Collection features truly gorgeous shades as the classic mahogany red Shearling Darling, the snowy Mind Your Mittens and the sparkly Toggle To The Top. However, no matter how pretty those shades are I have my own favorite and that is Essie Warm & Toasty Turtleneck. Not quite the obvious wintry choice of color but oddly enough – it completely works. It's not as unique as you'd expect but it has a little somethin’ somethin’ that makes it stand apart from other similar shades.

Skuzila sam kako je danasnji dan idealan za recenziju ovog ljepotana bas iz razloga sto cijeli dan lije kisa, oblacno je i sivilo se nadvilo nad nama – potpuna suprotnost od onog lijepog, suncanog vremena u kojem smo uzivali proteklih dana. Razlog iz kojeg sam cekala da se vrijeme zamuti jeste sto takve prilike evociraju zimu koja je iza nas a ovaj lak koji cu da recenziram je dio (vec) prosle Essie Shearling Darling Zima 2013. kolekcije. Dijelom je moje licne kolekcije lakova za nokte vec neko duze vrijeme i zaista je steta sto ranije nisam pokazala svu njegovu ljepotu na blogu. Essie Shearling Darling Zima 2013. kolekcija je zaista jedna od ljepsih i u njoj ste mogle pronaci divne lakove poput klasicnog mahagonij crvendaca Shearling Darling, potom snijezno-ledenog Mind Your Mittens ali i svjetlucavog Toggle To The Top. No, bez obzira koliko lijepe i primamljive te nijanse bile, moj licni favorit iz te sezonske kolekcije je Essie Warm & Toasty Turtleneck. Prilicno je neobican odabir jer se ne uklapa u standardnu postavu onoga sto smatramo zimskim nijansama, no iz nekog neobjasnjivog razloga – savrseno funkcionise. Nije izrazito unikatna nijansa no ima u sebi ono nesto zbog cega se izdvaja iz mase slicnih lakova.

Essie describes it as a wisteria pink angora polish which is the epitome of snuggly seduction. I'd say that it's a dusky lilac/lavender hue with just a little gray. It also reminds me of a pastel purple but it's not as bright as it has a muted quality to it. It can also be described as a warm mauve – it all depends on how you'll perceive such a gorgeous shade. As I've mentioned, it was absolutely perfect for winter as it truly is stunning and flattering on almost all complexions. I will also continue to wear it into spring and I plan to revisit it when autumn arrives as well. The consistency is fabulous, I really am in love with the formula – buttery smooth, applies even, wonderfully pigmented and you only need to coats to achieve full-on opacity. It's also of a creme-glossy finish so no shimmer is included yet it has an elegant shine. And you really have to love the name – it does make me feel all snuggly, warm and cozy inside. A cup of cocoa in my hands with Warm & Toasty Turtleneck slicked on my talons is the perfect pair with a nice cableknit sweater: When the temperatures rise, I can picture it with a nice, light spring-y dress or a crisp, casual white shirt and some faded skinny jeans. The longevity is excellent – five to six days with no topcoat. Essie, you're a genius!


Essie je opisala ovu nijansu kao “wisteria” ruzicasti lak poput rolke od angore, aludirajuci na biljku penjacicu gliciniju. Ova penjacica cvjeta u proljece sa velikim, kaskadnim i mirisnim cvijetnim grozdovima. Zaista izgleda impresivno i ako je proguglate, biti ce vam jasno zasto je upotrijebljena kao referenca ovoj nijansi. Ja bih rekla da je ovo “prljavo” lila/lavandasta nijansa koja u sebi ima malcice sivog podtona. Podsjeca me na pastelno ljubicastu no nije jarka poput nekih pastelnih izvedbi, jednostavno ima nesto elegantno u vezi nje. Neki su mi je opisivali kao mauve toplijeg podtona sto znaci da sve ovisi od licne percepcije ove interesantne boje. Kako sam spomenula, idealna je bila tokom zimskih dana i cak bih se usudila reci da krasno pristaje skoro pa svim tonovima koze. Ja cu je nastaviti nositi i tokom proljeca te ponovo je vratiti u rotaciju kada stigne jesen. Konzistencija je fantasticna. Stvarno sam se zaljubila u formulaciju koja je puterasto glatka, nanosi se ravnomjerno, izuzetno je pigmentirana i samo su potrebna dva tanka sloja da bi se postigla potpuna prekrivnost. Takodjer je creme-sjajnog finisa i uopste ne sadrzi sljokice no reflektuje profinjen odsjaj na svjetlu. I zaista, naziv nijanse cini svoje – automatski me prebaci u stanje zimske ususkanosti. Zamisljam se umotana u toplo pletivo uz toplu solju kakaa u rucicama dok mi Warm & Toasty Turtleneck svjetluca na nokticima. Cim temperature porastu, mogu se zamisliti kako ga nosim uz lijep, lagan proljetni haljetak ili cisto bijelu causal kosuljicu i izblijedjeli dzins. Na trajnost nemam zamjerke – bez nadlaka izdrzi 5-6 dana bez ikakvog problema. Essie, ti si zaista genije!

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