Cute As A Button

I’m telling you, whoever heads up the Essie Nail Polish Naming Department is an absolute babe. Whenever I pick up a bottle to have a read of its official title I always end up nodding along in agreement or having a little chuckle: Ballet Slippers could not be more apt, Bikini So Teeny always comes to mind, Mint Candy Apple for such a bright shade is so well recognisable and Mink Muffs? Well that one always makes me eject a giggle. But perhaps the most aptly named of all is one that I rediscovered the other day. When riffling through my rather extensive Essie stash (see for yourself here), I came across the following and said out loud – ‘n’awwww cute’. Yes I talk to myself. All day long actually. It’s one of the quirks of working from home alone. I flipped over the bottle and there it was ‘Cute as a Button’

How could I forget about this? A bright pink with a coral dash that just says ‘I’m going on holiday/I’m not but I’d like to pretend that I am’. It does take a good three coats to build, but it’s worth the wait and once I had it on I couldn’t bear the thought of removing it. It looks kind of neon-ish sometimes and I like that chameleon quality, but the coral tone stops it from being too girlie and just charting it as an alternative bright for us gals that rock Nails Inc Porchester Square for eleven months of the year. It really is pretty cute.

  • nueyork

    I love the name of this one too and when I saw it it reminded me of Estée instantly! Essie’s names always make me smile too.

  • Willow Jolie

    I really love this shade too, however I’ve found myself getting bored of it after only two days of seeing it on my fingers, which is a shame as its such a beautiful one!

  • CassandraMyee

    This shade has been popping up everywhere lately, maybe it is a sign that I really need to go and buy it already!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • Sophia Charles

    Such a fun summer color! I love the name that Essie come up with!

    Sophia |

  • Multitasking Damsel

    your nails always look perfect, i just suck at giving myself a manicure!

    Multitasking Damsel Blog

  • Cloud Esmé

    I love Essie’s names, ‘Chinchilly’ is one that came to mind:) I think Cute as a Button takes the cake though!

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

  • Pauline

    arrrr! Lovely colour! I need to purchase a bottle as my manicure place uses only OPI…. For some reason, manicurists aren’t crazy about Essie polishes, I need to persuade them otherwise.

  • Alexandra – Glam O’Clock

    Lovely colour! I personally love “Peach Daiquiri” which is in the same range of shade. Xo, Alexandra

    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

  • Laurel Loves

    Lovely colour, its the type of coral pink I always gravitate towards. Love the names you mentioned :)

  • Geena

    I love all the Essie names! Unfortunately I find that their formula tends to thicken quicker than other brands so I opt for Sally Hansen instead.

  • Caroline Towers

    Love this colour, it’s perfect for summer! :-)

  • Sybil Mae

    Such a pretty colour, love it! :)

  • A Certain Romance

    Lovely colour…I was going to say ”cute”, but that’s definitely be a cute overload.

  • Jess French

    ohhhh I love this colour, so perfect for the summer.

    Jess x

  • Megan J

    Definitely cute! I’ve nearly picked this up so many times and you may have just decided it for me :) xx

    Megan /

  • Ciara Pollock

    It’s such a pretty colour!

    Ciara x | Ciara Pocket

  • Kate

    I love Cute as a button, I’ve gone through nearly a whole bottle of it!

    Kate xo //

  • Ellenor Marie

    This is such a lovely pink colour :)

  • Sparkling Diva Diaries

    This is such a cute color.Need to buy one soon.


  • Sophie

    I love essie cute as a button! x


  • Rachel Polansky

    this is one of my favor essie colors and so different from the blues/purples i normally choose

  • Alice Young

    I love this shade! I love the names of the Essie polishes, they are so clever!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • Pam Biggin

    Lovely colour :)

    Pam @

  • Clementine Buttercup

    I love that shade! I always get compliments when I wear it!

  • ying

    Such a pretty shade. I love essie polishes and their formulations. My favourite is Fiji which is a nice nude shade and so wearable for any occasions :)

    Thanks for sharing, I always rediscover my stashed away nail polish shades that i have long forgotten about and get excited all over again! Have a lovely day <3

    Y i n g ||
    X x X x X

  • Savannah Giersthove

    What a gorgeous shade x

  • Sophie L Farrell

    I love the names of the polishes, it can really sway your decision when buying them!


  • Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blog

    I want to know how people get that job!!! Same with naming paint colors. Talk about fun!

  • Paulaena Franco

    I thought OPI had some pretty clever names, but I think Essie definitely wins between the two! I only have one colour at the moment, but I think it’s time to pick up a few more :)

    Tweezers and Tongs

  • Leah Mancl

    Just picked up Porchester Square the other day in Sephora and now I know why you love it so much! The formula is a beaut and it’s a great nude. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Grace

    I’ve always heard people talk about essie nail polishes but haven’t tried one myself! But yeah the names are so cute, I love when products have cute names like that because when people ask me what is it, they’ll be like awww too 😉

  • Zoe Newlove

    I bought my very first Essie polish, and going from your blog, I chose Ballet Slippers :) xxx

  • Victoria Macgregor

    That pink shade is absolutely stunning 😀

    Love from France, Victoria

  • Kate Wilson
  • Joycelyn Steib

    Beautiful color!!!

  • Lauren S

    OOooh definite shade that I am interest in – love the blend of tones !

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Carina Stewart

    Such a lovely shade :) Nail polish names are one of my favourite things, love going through and reading them all!

    Carina |

  • Sara Fleming
  • Roshni Mistry

    I reviewed ‘Cute as a Button’ on my blog! LOVE this colour, the coral makes it interesting and not too cutesy

  • Chantal

    That looks like the perfect hot pink. I really like the look of that shade a lot :) x

  • Lauren Burkitt

    You’re just the cutest!

  • Ashley

    That such a gorgeous colour, it’s even better with a cute name! :p

    Ashley |

  • Jspot101

    ohhh love it! i’m going to try and find this colour!

  • Zoe

    love this shade so much! need to add to my essie collection


  • Ashley

    Umm, I need that on my toes right now! Hopefully they have it at the nail salon when I go get a pedicure tomorrow!

  • Telma

    I love love Essie and Bikini so Teeny is gorgeous. That shade screams

  • Sally Freeman