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.