Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Case Study

Raw Umber nail polish!  Genius!

Essie Case Study

The second polish from the fall Brand New Bag collection.  Formula was Essie-like.  Which is to say, perfect.  I am totally digging this color,  because while it's fairly common in tubes of paint, I really haven't seen much like it in nail polish.

But of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone.  After I got a bit of tip wear (from ironing!) I added on a layer of Urban Outfitters Dust:

Dust is a silver large and small glitter in a translucent blue base.  I really like the glitter, but I'm not so crazy about how the blue looks over the umber.  I'm interested to try this one over a pale grey or lavender.  The color is more pronounced on my ring finger because I did two coats of Dust there, trying to cover up the worst of the tip wear!


  1. I agree with KarenD, I love both ways too.

  2. Gail, it was hottish 'til today
    We have RAIN and it's only ~56 degrees F
    May be time to begin thinking about wearing my shawl.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Oh, Hey, before I go
    I ♥ your umber nail post.


  3. Love it! My screen is dying, and look rather similar to Sew Psyched. What do you think? I absolutely l.o.v.e. dust! I recently picked up Sally Hansen Twinkle, Twinkle and am looking forward to using it in a similar way.

  4. No, not similar to Sew Psyched at all! Definitely a cool medium brown. I loved Dust too, until it came time to take it off! Yeesh!


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