It is no secret that I am a big fan of Essie nail polish. My collection is growing month on month and the latest addition was a nude polish which is definitely not a usual pick for me. I had been inspired by some Pinterest pictures of gals rocking the nude nail look and took myself to Boots one lunchtime – working so close to Boots is dangerous!
When it comes to nail polish I generally go for a dark or a red of some shape, a nude hasn’t ever really been something that appeals to me. As I said, I was feeling inspired and wanted to take a look at the Essie stand to see if any of the nude shades jumped out at me. There were a few that I had seen on Pinterest that I wanted to see in real life and Ladylike polish was one of them. In the bottle and on the nails it is a really pretty, inoffensive colour. It isn’t a bold shade and doesn’t disrupt, on the nails it gives a manicured look without being too much. Ladylike is a neutral mauve shade with lilac base notes but they are definitely grown up notes. This isn’t a pastel lilac, it is grown up and ladylike! Who would have thought.
Underneath Ladylike I used the Grow Stronger base coat which makes for a smooth base to pop your polish on and after two coats of Ladylike I like to apply a coat of Good to Go top coat. This helps to prevent chipping and aids in polish looking fresh for longer.