Despite having more nail varnish than Edward Scissorhands could shake his blades at and an inability to choose a favourite from among the ranks of my collection, I’ve realised lately that I do actually have a true go-to polish. It’s the one that I immediately reach for when I need a quick splash of colour on my nails that’s going to be appropriate for any situation or occasion, when I want a polish that will go with anything I wear and flatter my skintone, and I can be sure that it will be opaque in two coats and look as good as new for a couple of days.
Oh, and it’s also one that I’m not immediately tempted to embellish with some nail art (which, I’m sure you’ll agree, is impressive given my weakness for scrawling all over freshly painted digits.)
This wonderful do-it-all polish is Essie Escapades (a now discontinued summer 2008 release), perfectly described by Essie themselves as a creamy coral-red, and most recently I paired it with a green dress and neon purple toenails for some wedding guest stylee colourblocking. It’s bright enough to satiate my love of statement nails without screaming look at me! and those coral leanings make it perfect for summer.
Do you have a go-to nail polish – and if so, what is it? Tell all in the comments!