Since my beloved '365 Beige Style' from Rimmel Pro disappeared from the shelves and was replaced with the not-nearly-as-pretty '397 Beige Babe', I've been on the hunt for a good nude nail polish. Essie's 'Topless and Barefoot', my first purchase from the brand, is a little paler and pinkier but has been doing a great job at filling the Rimmel Pro shaped hole in my heart. When I can't decide what nail polish to choose (Oh, the trials of life, eh?) I find myself reapplying this one again and again.
I'm not completely in love with the formula (this is the old style, rather than the diffusion line, with the narrow brush) and I'm not sure I'll ever understand the hype around Essie, but it is smooth and opaque in two coats. I get a good 3 days wear from this before chipping, which is about equivalent to a Chanel polish, but it's such a gorgeous colour that I can forgive its foibles. It's the perfect polish for when you want hands that look well groomed and smart.
'Topless and Barefoot' is priced at £10 and available from Zuneta.