You may remember that I was really excited to find Essie She’s Picture Perfect in my Loose Button April 2012 Luxe Box.
Good grief, Charlie Brown! It only took me until September to get around to wearing it! *Tsk tsk*
No joke – ever since I got it, I placed it carefully beside my computer so that I wouldn’t forget to wear it. And many times when I was composing blog posts, I would randomly pick it up to admire.
After so many months, it finally hit me – why haven’t I worn it even though I love it so much in the bottle?
Lots of activity fired away in the ole synapses, and my brain started working. Note: Started! Hehe, so today, albeit late, is my review of this pretty polish.
Essie She’s Picture Perfect Pictures
Essie She’s Picture Perfect Ingredients
Essie She’s Picture Perfect Swatches
All swatches have:
- CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat
- 2 coats of Essie She’s Picture Perfect
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Iridescent lilac
- Name: Essie She’s Picture Perfect
- Collection: Essie Resort Collection 2012
- Colours Available in the Collection: She’s Picture Perfect, Sure Shot, No More Film & Pink-A-Boo
- Amount: 13.5 mL (0.46 fl. oz.) – Interesting…It’s the same Essie bottle, but instead of 15 mL, it’s labelled differently.
- What I Paid: This came as one of the samples in my Loose Button April 2012 Luxe Box. I paid $12 CAD for the entire box with 5 samples.
- Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada, Trans Design, Beauty Stop Online & Nailsupplies
Essie She’s Picture Perfect Review
Although saturated purples make me swoon, greyish purples like She’s Picture Perfect by Essie also get my attention. There’s something really ladylike about this type of colour, hehe, and I’m not really used to wearing ‘ladylike’ shades.
When I first laid eyes on this polish, I could already tell that I would love it. That’s probably because I find greyish purples extremely easy to wear. I have never found one that clashed with my skin tone yet, so this shade seems like a safe choice.
What I also like about it is that even though it’s purple, it’s still a little neutral, so you can wear it with a lot of different colours in your wardrobe.
Where I work, I can wear crazy colours and wild nail art even with a meeting with the big boss, but if you work in an office that’s more traditional, rest assured that this shade is work-appropriate. That being said, it’s far from boring because of the interesting shimmer it has, which I’ll talk about next.
She’s Picture Perfect by Essie has a magical micro-shimmer running throughout that’s pinkish purple. This looks like pixie dust thrown onto the polish to take it from flat to magical.
The shimmer is subtle. You can see it on your nails, but it comes alive more under the sunlight. Unfortunately, I only had a chance to photograph it with my camera’s flash and in dim natural light.
Application & Formula
I expected nothing less than perfection in terms of formula for Essie She’s Picture Perfect. Hehe, with a name like that, wouldn’t you?
So, I’m happy to report that it applied very easily and smoothly. The first coat was a little streaky, but with a second medium coat, everything evened out, and I didn’t feel any need to use a third coat since two coats provided complete opacity.
Final Verdict: 9/10
She’s Picture Perfect by Essie is everything I thought it would be. It’s classy, ladylike, and easy-to-work-with. Shades of purple like this have never let me down thus far, and that’s why I’m in love with them – ole dependable!
What’s the one shade that never disappoints you? Do you have to wear traditionally ‘work-appropriate’ polishes at your workplace?