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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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LA Girl Rock Star Punk

LA Girl Rock Star Punk COVER This is another polish from my magical bag of polish I got from Katie when I went to visit her in Richmond. I’ve never used any products from LA Girl so I had no idea what to expect. I did know Punk looked absolutely gorgeous in the bottle and I was really excited to try […] Continue reading →

Pure Ice Color Tints

Pure Ice color tints With their New Year New Hue collection Pure Ice has come out with some really interesting and unique polishes. I’m seriously obsessed with Poppin Bottles; a glitter top coat from the collection. Today I’m going to share the color tints from the New Year New Hue collection. There are 3; Rosy Glow, Blue Hue and […] Continue reading →

Pure Ice Poppin Bottles

Pure Ice Poppin Bottles label Today I am going to share with you a seriously awesome glitter top coat. A seriously awesome glitter top coat that costs $1.97. Pure Ice sent me their New Year New Hue collection and Poppin Bottles immediately went on my nails. It looked like this fantastic silver glitter situation in the bottle. Turns out, it is […] Continue reading →

Valentine’s Day Manicure 2015

Valentine's Day Manicure COVER Happy Valentine’s Day! I know not everyone likes Valentine’s Day but I, for one, am a fan of a holiday that celebrates love. And chocolate. Even though chocolate isn’t the point but any holiday is better with chocolate. Anyway. While this manicure is red and pink I still think the fact that the base is […] Continue reading →

nails inc. Baker Street

nails inc. Baker Street COVER Baker Street put nails inc. as a brand on the map. At least for me. A long time lemming, Baker Street finally landed in my stash when I ordered the Cracker Collection from HauteLook. I am happy to report it did not disappoint. Baker Street is a bright, cobalt blue creme and it is absolutely perfect. […] Continue reading →

Barielle Gray Sky

Barielle Gray Sky COVER The sky in Charlotte has been gray for days. DAYS I tell you! And even though gray skies in general are dreary and sad this nail polish is anything but! Gray Sky is from the Barielle Spring 2015 Gentle Breeze collection. It is a lovely dove gray with a pearl finish and a fantastic formula. […] Continue reading →