Aug 17, 2011

Fishnet stockings never looked so good


In the spirit of trying different brands of nail polish (and not just sticking to my beloved OPI), this month I wanted to try an Essie color. After some help from twitter, I took my suggestions and headed to Ulta.

However, all suggestions flew out the window when I saw this red. I was drawn to the color, and when I looked on the bottom, the name was Fishnet Stockings. Sold. (You know how I feel about clever names).

What I found though, is once the color really settled on my nails after a day it got darker which is an effect I loved. This was the first picture I took, right after I painted my nails with two coats of polish. (Excuse the awkwardness of it, I'm still adjusting to photographing my hands!)

(Why yes, I am a messy nail polish painter).

Bright and red, right? But then this is what it looked like after two days...


It's almost like a totally different color - and I love it! I got a little brightness but also a deep red out of it. Now, if all the Essie colors do this, I could see this being a problem, but for me this was simply an added bonus.

Have you ever had this happen with an Essie nail polish? Are you as amused as I am by clever names? What's your color of the month?

Happy hump day!

11 comments:

AshleyD said...

Oh, I like that color. It's perfect for fall. I haven't tried any Essie nail polish before, but I really, really want to!

Megan said...

My turquoise & caicos does the same thing... It's really bright, but then it darkens up a bit after a day or two.

Mandy said...

That is a great color! I love a good clever name and almost bought an Essie polish yesterday, but then I opened the bottle to look at the brush....and immediately put it back on the shelf. I'm completely spoiled by OPI's wide brush.

Erin said...

Love the color! I'm a complete sucker for a cleverly named polish. :)

Ashley said...

My Essie Van D'Go - it oxidized and was not as pretty after a couple days. It worked in your favor, though, with this color. It's pretty in both photos! :)

Nora said...

I have not tried Essie before. I'm still stuck on my cheap stuff from Walgreens. =)I do love creative nail polish names though!

Sarah said...

We should have a manicure party! I never paint my nails, although I have the best of intentions. I have a couple Essie polishes...but I have yet to use them. Shame!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

That's awesome how it changed colour! Love it!

You are inspiring me to paint my nails more. THen maybe I'd stop chewing them :)

Lisa (hello, suburbia) said...

I dig the deeper red. It would look lovely in the fall! A lot of OPI names crack me up!

Stephany said...

I love your dedication to nail polish. :) I've always bought the cheap stuff, personally. Everyone's tweets and posts about nail polish makes me want to get into this thing! Hehe.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I so thought you were going to say that you wore fishnet stockings and I was thinking - wow, hot gutsy! :) Looks wonderful. I have so few colors, as you know, and paint my nails like twice a year. ;P

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