The Nail Files: Essie Body Language

Essie Body Language is as unique as they come if you're after something totally different to adorn your nails with this winter. It's not a typical nude polish, a creme finish, it's an off white/beige with a creamy hint of grey - which actually looks pale lavender/grey under certain lights but a veeeery pale grey with a splash of cream under others! Actually it kinda reminds me of clay.

Today, I had no less than four comments all enquiring what I was sporting on my nails. I love the clean, chic sharp look it gives to my nails but I can appreciate that many may and will find this a difficult shade to pull off. At first glance it has a tendency to mirror Tippex!

Two coats generally gives it an opaque finish, although this sometimes looks treaky and so a third may be needed. It goes on smoothly to begin with, but I sometimes experience it dragging at the tips. Such a sharp shade, requires precise application as messy mistakes show up very easily, so bear this in mind if you're in a hurry.



I haven't worn this for ages and to be honest, I think it may be a while before it resurfaces again. This has only been on for two days and has already chipped despite having a topcoat (not Seche Vite) applied. Because of its unique shade, it can look very grubby, very quickly I had to repaint my nails for this blog post. By the time you read this, I'll probably have already taken it off altogether. It's a little too high maintenance for me.

11 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

xDiamondsandPearlsx said...

GORGEOUS! Must purchase asap :)

The doll on fashion said...

It does look great on you but I think im too pale to pull that lighter shade off. I can imagine it would get grubby looking easily. x

The doll on fashion

Kirsty T said...

Love the colour! Shame about it not being long lasting as it is gorgeous

LatBeautyAddict said...

Its looks a little to pale for my liking - also not up for high maintenance polishes.

Shame.

Lx

Imo said...

This looks so nice on your skin tone, it looks slightly peachy in this picture

Sharon said...

very pretty nails ,love e colour

tina_mbc said...

I 've been looking for a good nude shade for a while now and this one is very promising!
Hope I can pull it off given my skintone (and from what I can see with the grey in it, it could be tricky)!

xx

Kelsey said...

hey I found your blog through spektra and I'm so glad I did! You write so well and I love all the posts I've checked out so far.

G. said...

Awww, I'm sorry to hear this is a high-maintenance shade! It looks gorgeous on you though. :)

Skin Scrubs said...

This does go really well with your skin tone and I bet it would look great as a pedi with some cute flip flops, it's shame that it doesn't last that long.

Wots her name again? said...

Thats a lovely colour but as i have a rinse in my hair it would probably make the nail colour darker

 

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