Saturday, 12 April 2014

Nail of the Day: Essie Smokin' Hot

Happy weekend, everyone! A few weeks ago I shared with you my stash of yet-unused nail polishes. Too many for my liking! So I've dedicated myself to showing love to my nails more often and here we have another Nail of the Day as a result! Today's nail polish pick is one that I saw on More Rebe, one of my favourite Toronto-based beauty blogs, and I instantly knew I needed it! 


Essie Smokin' Hot Nail Lacquer comes in the typical Essie rectangular glass bottle with a white cap:



Smokin' Hot is (appropriately) a smokey purple grey with a slightly shiny finish. In some lighting it looks like a simple deep grey, nearly black, and in others the purple hue is more apparent. None of my photos here capture the true purple tone of this shade, but hopefully you still get the general idea! 


I used two coats of the polish to achieve the opacity and finish seen in these photos. It applied evenly and smoothly and the wear time was impressive! Very minimal chipping after a whole week. Not bad at all!


While Smokin' Hot may not be your typical Spring shade, it's one that I'll be wearing all-year round because of the stunning, smoky colour and the amazing long-wear formula. It's a great alternative to a simple black polish and looks super flattering on the nails. It's a keeper!

Do you have any favourite nearly-black nail polishes? What are your favourite Essie nail polishes?

Have a wonderful weekend! xo

15 comments:

  1. That is a super cute colour, I love their pastel varnishes :)
    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Such a pretty colour! I haven't tried any from Essie yet, I definitely need to :) xx

    http://handpickedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This shade is so pretty, I love it! You can't go wrong with Essie, it's one of my favourite brands for nail polish

    Kimberley // Kimberley's Beauty Blog

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  4. nicee doll<3
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  5. Great colour!
    Perfect for any month of the year :)
    TarteTanya

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  6. That colour is great ♥ love it dear
    xx
    theanotherpartofme.blogspot.com

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  7. It's quite pretty, and you're right, it's not your typical Spring colour!

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  8. Smokin' Hot is one of my fa Essies! I wore it through the whole winter, the shade is gorgeous :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  9. lovely blog :)
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  10. what a lovely colour
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  11. Thats a great color for a night out

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  12. this is such a stunning color! Happy Monday. :)



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  13. Gray is one of my all time favourite polish shades (next to mint!). Essie does gray so well. Looks great!

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  14. This colour is gorgeous and very elegant!
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  15. Gosh I can feel myself getting addicted to Essie already :D This shade is awesome, already got my eye on a few but I'm adding this to the wishlist!

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