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Essie Room With a View

Essie Room With a View COVERWhen I was studying abroad in southern Italy I fell in love with Florence. I love everything about that city; the architecture, the food, the people. Even the shopping. Sometime not that long after I got back to the States I ran across E.M. Forester’s novel A Room With a View. I immediately fell in love with the characters and the fact that much of the story takes place in Florence didn’t hurt. Later, I learned there is also an Oscar winning film based on the book which is fantastic (this movie is currently on Netflix….just FYI).

Anyhow, that was all a long winded way of explaining how this polish ended up in my collection as it’s not exactly the type of polish I normally go for. But, with the deborah lippmann Whisper collection and nude/barely polished nails being all the rage right now I decided to revisit Room With a View.

Room With a View is a very pale peachy pink with subtle golden shimmer. I used three coats in my swatches and the finished look is a nice, understated, barely there color. The formula is a bit thin so careful application is a must.

While Room With a View is currently on trend it’s still  not my favorite look. But, I can appreciate understated nails. They certainly have their place. And if this is the kind of look you’re going for Room With a View is lovely; the shimmer really adds something a little extra to this polish.

Room With a View is pretty easy to find in drugstores and is also readily available on ebay.

As always, there are swatches under the jump.


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Essie Coat Couture

Essie Coat Couture COVER Because I have essie Belugaria PTSD when essie ventures into different polish finishes I get a little terrified. None the less I was excited about the 2015 Cashmere collection simply because it’s something different from essie. Coat Couture was the one polish from this collection I knew I had to have. Essie describes Coat Couture […] Continue reading →

Essie Suite Retreat

Essie Suite Retreat COVER Every year I look forward to the Essie resort collection. It’s always a bright spot in January which otherwise is a fairly slow nail polish month. But, I have to say, only Suite Retreat caught my eye from this year’s Resort collection. Suite Retreat is a medium blue leaning purple creme. The color is gorgeous […] Continue reading →

New Year’s Eve 2014 Manicure

New Year's Eve Manicure 2015 Cover It’s the last day of 2014! I can’t believe it. But that means one of my favorite holidays is here; New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day. This year I’m going to a Beatles New Year’s Eve event. I’m quite looking forward to it. But first, lets talk about my NYE manicure. Last year I […] Continue reading →

Essie Set in Stones

Essie Set in Stones COVER It’s hard for me to believe I didn’t pick up this polish until recently. Essie is repromoting Set in Stones as part of their LuxeEffects 2014 collection though it was originally released in 2011. Set in Stones contains various sized silver glitter suspended in a clear base. It is the silver version of Summit of Style […] Continue reading →

Essie Summit of Style

Essie Summit of Style COVER It’s that time of year. The 2014 essie Luxeffects collection has landed. There are 6 polishes included in the display but only 2 new polishes; Summit of Style and Rock at the Top. The others are, Set in Stone (Luxeffects 2011), No Place Like Chrome, Good as Gold, Penny Talk (Mirror Metallics 2012). Essentially what […] Continue reading →