Saturday, August 31, 2013

Essie Armed and Ready

     Hello, my fellow lacquer lovers. I hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend. I'm one of the lucky ones who get to work all weekend. But, I wanted to get in a quick post for all of you.

     Today's NOTD post is Essie Armed and Ready from the Go Overboard Collection. I would describe this color as a dark brown toned grey with a coppery shimmer. The shimmer is very subtle almost hidden but when you get it into the sunlight it really sparkles.

Essie Armed and Ready. Go Overboard Collection
Incandescent light no flash
     This is 2 coats plus top coat. You can see little hints of the hidden shimmer on my middle and pointer fingers. The application was pretty much flawless. My first coat was slightly streaky but I was applying it pretty thin.

Essie Armed and Ready. Go Overboard Collection
Incandescent light with flash
     Here you can see all that pretty shimmer I mentioned earlier. I love the flashes of gold, green, copper and red. I wish I had been able to get a picture of this in the sunlight but work was particularly rough on my manicure today. Guess that means I'll just have to paint them again tonight =)


Essie Armed and Ready. Go Overboard Collection
Incandescent light

     I wanted to include this one last shot because I think it captures both sides of this polish. You have the shimmer and the dark creamy finish. Armed and ready is one of those colors that I wasn't sure I would like at first but I'm really glad I purchased.  It's very different from any other color I have in my collection and I love the hidden shimmer. I think it adds another dimension to the polish that you don't notice at first because it's hardly evident in the bottle.

     As always thank you for taking the time to read my post and I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. 


  1. Love the shimmer in it! Makes it so special :)

    1. Thats my favorite part too. Hidden shimmer polishes are now one of my favorite ones.


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