NOTD: Essie — Real Simple & some tame OPIs

I’m back from a 2-week hiatus, so here is my NOTD and a few more conservative nail options for those who like things more subdued.

A fellow nailie noted that the name of this polish is rather ironic, considering it took me about a million coats to get it to look presentable! Really it was 4, but that’s still an awful lot, and not simple at all.

Real Simple, which I think was probably created for the magazine of the same name that was launched several years back, is a sheer pale pink with a touch of cream. It looks a bit off on my yellow/warm skintone, so I’d only recommend this to those with neutral-to-cooler skin. Warmies with lighter or deeper colouring than mine could probably give it a shot, too. I’m not sure why you’d want to, though, as it streaks like a *&@^#. Rating: 2/5.

Here’s OPI Not So Bora Bora-ing Pink, an oldie but a goodie. This one’s firmly in the “granny” camp for me (no offense to grannies!) but it is quite pretty. The silver shimmer is subtle and very fine, and enhances this pink’s slightly mauve tone. I believe this shade is still in the OPI core Classics selection. Rating: 3/5.

OPI Whole Lotta Seoul has a great name but isn’t really my style. It’s a slightly frosty, warm rose-pink which was recently discontinued but still should not be terribly hard to find. Rating: 3/5.

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