Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Topless and Barefoot by Essie

Whoa whoa whoa!  Does that sound risque or what?  But hey, let's cool our heels and get those seductive mental images out of our heads...we're talkin' nail polish here!

Can you believe I've had this nail polish for over a month and I've yet to try it until recently?!  It's a sign that I may have graduated from makeup aficionado to obsessive compulsive hoarder!  But here's the skinny on Topless and Barefoot: it's a soft, creamy nude shade which I find absolutely gorgeous, I really can't get enough of nude.  It's like, the new black, you know what I mean?  There's an understated elegance to it and it's a color that goes with just about anything.  When I can't decide what to wear...dress, shoes, lipstick, nails...nude is my default go-to color.  You can't go wrong with it.  I purchased my bottle of Essie Topless and Barefoot at Bonanza for less than $5 (shipping not included).  It's a pretty good deal as far as I can tell because it's sold at my local CVS for close to $9.

In the photo I'm actually wearing it with *gasp* a base coat AND top coat!  What a surprise.  Those of you that know me know that I've always been waaaaaaay too lazy for those extra steps and generally wear my polish "naked".  I DID cheat a little, though, by using a 2-in-1 base and topcoat formula by Sally Hansen called Double Duty:

I'm no nail polish connoisseur, so there's not much I can tell you except that it gives my polish a super-shiny finish!  I guess it's supposed to prevent chipping and makes your nails stronger, though it's only been 2 days so I can neither confirm or deny that.  Lol.


  1. lovely! i'm doing my nails right now, and will probably be posting my picture soon too :P


  2. Awesome! I'm looking forward to checking it out. Hey, your holiday makeup tutorial has been circulating on Pinterest as well. Very cool and congrats! :D

  3. it really is a super nice color, but here in Holland, you can only get essie very expensive, or online, with very high shipping costs.

  4. wow, $5?? that's amazing. Essie retails in Canada anywhere between $9 - $11 a bottle.

    Yet, Essie polishes take up a majority of my nail polish collection :x This is such a lovely color.

  5. lovely color :) and you have such pretty nails!!


  6. @Ishara: Wow! I have a hard time paying over $5 for my nail polish. Sorry it's so much more expensive where you are. :(

    @lawren: Yeah, isn't that wild? I LOVE Essie. Their bottles are so cute and tidy. I like to line them all up in a row and stare at them. Lol.

    @soldoutforever: Aw, thanks! I love this color too, I can't stop looking at it! :)

  7. Essie is my favorite too. I wish it was more affordable though. Whenever it goes on sale, it goes for around $7, so I usually wait until then.

    Hehe, I do the same :x

  8. Essie polished are my all time favorite polishes! I love the range of pinks they have!!! For top coat I always use seche vite. I dries my polish in under a minute usually, which is great for me because i tend to smudge the polish otherwise!

  9. @Jamie: Oh yes, I've heard so many good things about seche vite! Perfect for an impatient person like me! You've convinced me, I think I'll go out and buy a bottle today! :D