Welcome back to What I’m Wearing Wednesday, the way we show off our mani and review it at the same time! We love our polish but sometimes just showing you a picture of the latest office mani isn’t enough! So in this feature we endeavour to give you a mini review of our current mani. Today I’m showing a long-standing favorite polish of mine, Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in the shade ‘GK Caviar’.
This was a promotional shade a few years ago but is still available for purchase from some vendors online. I bought this color in a fundraiser where a number of luxury beauty brands donated products and the profit was given to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia. What a great excuse to buy a polish!
The color itself is a gorgeous gunmetal grey that in some lights has a slight shimmer to it. It is a classic example of a dark that lengthens your nails. As you can see in the photos below I have relatively short square shaped nails but with this color they look much longer than they actually are (which I love). The formula is a creme that goes on almost perfectly in one coat. But… it looks just that bit better with a second coat. The photo below shows it without a top coat and you can see how gorgeous and naturally glossy it is!
This grey looks gorgeous with a classic glossy topcoat, but would also look amazing with a matte topcoat instead. That would probably be more suited to a Winter mani. I’m loving this color as a transition from Spring to Summer. If the color looks familiar to you we used it in a tutorial last week, so check that out for some inspiration of a way to use dark colors at this time of year!
Dry Time- Less than five minutes per coat and only 10 minutes to dry after applying a Seche Vite top coat.
Opaqueness- You could get away with one coat but the polish is perfect with two.
Chip Free– As I’m typing this I am on Day 4 with no chips but a little bit of wearing at the fingertips.
Overall, this polish is a winner and I really want to try other colors from the Pure Color Nail Lacquer line. If you like the look of this polish, you can buy it on Ebay for just $7.99! (It’s worth it, I promise!)
Until next time!