30 Apr 2014

NOTD: Essie Angora Cardi

I purchase this nail polish months and months ago but haven't had the chance to pull it out over the Spring/Summer period. However now that Autumn (although it feels like Winter) has finally kicked in, I thought I would finally crack it open. 

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I'm not usually the type to pick and choose nail shades dependent on the season, but Essie's Angora Cardi just seems so much like a Autumn/Winter shade I just couldn't bring myself to wear it during the hotter seasons. I think it may be due to the fact that it's a very muted and somewhat dull, but I think that's what makes this polish special. Essie described Angora Cardi to be a 'creamy deep dusty rose', which is quite accurate when you look at it in artificial lighting. However, it does steer more in a purple/mauve shade during the daytime. 

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The formula was amazing (as always), there were no streaks at all, and only need two coats to reach full opacity. I had no problems with the colour fading or chipping throughout the entire week I had it on. This is definitely a love/hate nail polish - I remember the first time I tried this nail polish on I took it off immediate as I though it looked horrible against my skin tone and completely dull. But when I applied it the second time many months later, I completely fell in love with the shade. I guess the weather really does affect my nail polish shade choices..

I can definitely see myself getting a lot of use out of this polish this Autumn/Winter!

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What have you been wearing on your nails recently?


  1. I always love essie

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  2. Great shade!
    Love Essie polishes!

  3. This is a gorgeous shade, especially for winter/autumn! I think I may just need to go out and purchase this!

    Chantalle x

  4. LOVE Angora Cardi. I was the same with you where at first I didn't like it as much, and now I love it. It looks so good on you!

  5. OMG! I bought this months ago and haven't used it yet either! Hahaha terrible!

  6. Nice! I have a similar issue with one of my Nail Inc polishes, Bruton Street which is a dusty muted rose cream... I hardly ever wear it except for Autumn/Winter.


  7. Wow this is such a pretty shade! <3

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  8. This is lovely, I do favour these types of shades.
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  10. Love the color. I recently tried Gray by American Apparel and it looks great!


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