Essie 'Angora Cardie' is a polish I've been meaning to pick up for absolutely ages, but the onset of autumn gave me the last push to add to cart. It's described by the brand as a 'creamy deep, dusty rose' but there is also a hint of mauve and brown in the mix which make it an ideal seasonal shade.
This is the first of the 'diffusion' line that I've picked up (though not the first I've tried) and I love the new brush, which is wider and flatter than the old style, and the range of colours but I've now resigned myself to the fact that Essie polishes just don't work on my nails. You might be able to see some chipping on my index finger, which occurred after one day, and it only got worse from there. The tip wear by day three was the equivalent of day seven with any of my other polishes. I've tried Essie polishes, old and new, with a variety of base and top coat 'sandwiches' but they've been invariably poor performers and I'm not sure if they're just hugely overhyped or there is some mystical reason we don't get along.
I'll definitely be wearing Angora Cardie throughout autumn and winter (no doubt constantly cursing my resulting imperfect manicure) as it's such a beautiful colour. So if you have better luck with Essie than I do, it's definitely worth a look.
The diffusion line is available from Boots and Superdrug and are priced at £7.99.