NOTD: Essie Sand Tropez

Day 7!

Today’s NOTD is my very first and only Essie nail polish so far to grace my collection.

After using this for a few weeks I can guarantee it won’t be the last and many more will be joining it!

I bought this as I’d heard rave reviews on it from the blogosphere.

It’s the one and only Sand Tropez.

Initially when I got to the shop (called Ulta, another American store very similar to Sephora) and found the polish I couldn’t really believe that it was anything special and doubted my choice…

But I used the tester to try it on one of my own nails which happened to be in another pinky nude at the time.

It was a perfect comparison, this was an amazing colour that actually suited my skin as I never thought that it would.

Normally pinky nudes are all that will suit my skin tone but this was one of those perfect beige creamy nudes that seem to complement almost every tone.

I also love the name of this, I would love to live in St Tropez, both the place and the product so this was destined to be mine really!

You can see the colour on my nails above.

This was after two coats and it seems to last quite a bit longer than others (like 4 days?) before chipping which seeing as I work in a lab and am constantly bashing things with them is pretty good for me.

The only downside to this polish is that on some nails it did need 3 coats where it was a little streaky.

The nail polish doesn’t seem to be a streaky product but occasionally there will be a gap on a nail that will need an extra coat which is a little annoying as they are a more expensive nail product that you wouldn’t have thought would have a streaky formula!

However this has most definitely not put me off it and I still wear it all the time, I’m a big fan of nudes and greiges and fully intend on stocking up my collection with them asap!

What do you think of Sand Tropez? What’s your favourite Essie colour?

I might have to add it to my list!

Hope you check back tomorrow, we’ve got a super exciting nail art inspired by the Olympics which we’re hoping is different but just as good as everyone else’s ideas as there already some gorgeous ones online!

L xxx


  1. Chelle
    July 28, 2012 / 3:49 pm

    Very pretty nude colour!Chelle x

  2. Forever Miss Vanity
    July 29, 2012 / 7:55 pm

    I love nude nail colours – very pretty. Love the background to your blog too!

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