The other day I was just making a quick trip into my local Wal-Mart. I was just picking up the usual things like, shampoo & conditioner, body wash, etc. When I walked through the makeup section just to browse a little. Low and behold there stood an Essie display stocked full with polish. I was pretty excited and spent about 20 minutes deciding on which color to buy. I got down to three I loved and just bought them all. Those three being (Left to right) Turquoise & Caicos, It's Genius, and Dive Bar.
Since becoming engaged I've been trying to wear really neutral colors since bright, busy shades can be very distracting when you have a bunch of other stuff on your hands. So for the past couple of weeks I've had OPI's Barefoot in Barcelona on but I definitely needed a change. I rushed home to figure out which shade I wanted to wear. I started with Turquoise & Caicos, but it just didn't seem right for it still being winter. I was slightly reluctant to go straight for Dive Bar because of how dark it is. Ultimately I just went "what the hell" and put it on and pretty much fell in love. It does not come off too dark and just looks absolutely beautiful in the light. I was able to get a very un-blotchy look with just two coats. Then I used my favorite top coat, Revlon Extra Life.
Day Two, it looks excellent still and I even worked outside for two hours scooping snow and what not. The real test will be at work, where I am constantly typing and or using the cash register.