Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Essie "Buy Me a Cameo" Swatch + Review

 three coats, natural light

I picked up "Buy Me a Cameo" on a whim this past weekend. I've been eyeing this nail polish for a while now--my collection doesn't really have any natural colors in it. I'm more of a bright nail polish sort of person. But bright nail polish isn't always the most appropriate thing. The day I bought this polish I was reading a book and in the book a boy gives a girl a cameo necklace. And like the nail polish obsessed girl that I am, that got me thinking about this color. Before I knew it I was already at the cash register with the nail polish in my hands.

"Buy Me a Cameo" is a unique color. The only way I can think of describing it is as a metallic pink-nude. It is a super soft polish. I hardly notice it when I'm wearing it. And unless you look close, from a distance it looks like you are wearing a super, super shiny clear top coat. Sometimes it is nice to take a break from bold color. And Essie is the brand for natural or soft nail polish. I did have a bit of trouble applying it the first time [I had to reapply because I thought my nails were dry enough to take off my socks. They weren't.] I wore it. The formulation is very liquidy--which normally doesn't bother me--but if I applied the layers too thickly then the polish would dry with noticeable brush strokes rather than a smooth solid finish.

It didn't happen so much the second time I wore this nail polish but I think that is because I was conscious and made sure to do thin coats. I looked over some reviews and none of them mention this problem. Just be wary if you buy it.

What do you think of "Buy Me a Cameo"? Does anyone know what the name is about? Normally I can figure them out but this one is a head-scratcher. Leave a comment! Chat with me on twitter! Check out my second blog!


  1. i like the color! and the name is intriguing indeed! hmmm... maybe because cameos are kind of that color? ;)

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  2. Oh I LOVE this color on you! What a gorgeous neutral!
    xoxo Darby
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  3. I hate to apply 3 coats of nail polish, especially from an $8 bottle and even though this is a pretty color I totally skip it. :/

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