Hiya, just wanted to pop up a quickie Friday post for you. Ever since I read about the new Essie fall 2011 collection I have wanted to know ONE thing that I have not been able to find on any other of the wonderful nail polish and beauty blogs….that ONE thing is… How does Essie’s new Very Structured polish compare to OPI’s past holiday release, Ginger Bells? Well, having exhausted the search engine several times (seriously, I even needed to give it an oil change), I decided to go ahead and purchase it and see for myself.
Bottle-to-bottle you can already tell that Very Structured is deeper, and not quite as much orange as it is…terracotta? But the real test is how they look on the nail…
Definitely different! Although it would be cool to wear some sort of fall ombré mani and use both of these colors in it! Can’t complain about the formula of either of them. This is one coat of each (albeit, a thicker one) with no top coat. Also, disregard the piece of sparkle on my ring finger =P
In case you are wondering what’s on my index finger, that’s Butter London’s Fash Pack…which you will see in a post soon.
It doesn’t hurt owning both, because honestly these kinds of colors aren’t ones I see very often and are so much fun to wear from now until Thanksgiving. Very Structured is probably more wearable. These shades are both those “love it or hate it” types and usually for me that means I will love it. Last year when I wore Ginger Bells on my fingers a guy I work with actually wrinkled his nose at it. True story, lovelies. As far as my boy is concerned, he doesn’t usually pay that much attention to my nails, but he really likes all of these shades together. …
But. He said if he *had* to choose favorites, it would be Ginger Bells. Personally, I think he’s biased and likes it because it reminds him of his all-time favorite Starbucks drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Happy Weekend ladies and gents!