Before the Essie diffusion line launched in to Boots and Superdrug a couple of years back, I wasn’t all that big on painting my nails – I usually had neatly painted nails, but I didn’t relish in a mani like I do now. The creation and release of these £7.99 polishes made my life so much easier, the shades are often on 3for2 and the colour range is diverse, gorgeous and varying with their many seasonal launches but it’s actually the brush that was the life-saver for me. I actually leant how to properly paint my nails and have them perfectly neat time after time – I use many other brands now but I do usually stick with my beloved Essie.
When I heard about this amazing limited edition Festive Fingertips beauty box (£24.99), I was straight on it. First of all, it contains shades that I don’t already have in my collection (bar the beautiful Beyond Cozy which I have in mini size from last year’s winter collection) and the shades are all very “me” for all year round wear – yep, I like to break the rules a little.
It’s also the perfect gift for someone who likes makeup but feels a little overwhelmed by it, and usually settles for concentrating on her nails instead (I have a few females in my family like this!) – it contains four shades, Sole Mate (a rich berry red), Fishnet Stockings (a classic but not too daring red), Eternal Optimist (a soft pink that I think of as a sophisticated take on a pastel shade) and lastly, Beyond Cozy – that eye-catching silver glitter there. The set also comes with nail painting instructions for the perfect manicure and a set of Essie Nail Wraps, I’ve been eyeing these up for some time now so I’m excited to give them a go. These are all packaged up in a really lovely gift box, too.
I would absolutely wear every shade here, I would probably wear Eternal Optimist with Beyond Cozy on my accent nail or wear Fishnet Stockings with Sole Mate on the tips. They’re all pretty on their own, too – I unfortunately had two separate finger related accidents lately so I’ve been bandaged up for a while, but now they’re healing I think I’ll apply one of the delicious reds!
Do you have someone you would by the Festive Fingertips beauty box for, or would you treat yourself to the lovely set?
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