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Pink for me has always been a colour that has been strictly limited to pyjamas, blusher and toothpaste, but in recent weeks I’ve had a change of heart. It started with lips, as you well know – heck I even purchased the pinkest of all the pinks, NARS Schiap – and slowly but surely the penchant for pink has spread and for the past month or so it’s been a permanent fixture on my nail beds. Toes and fingers. I know, I know – what’s going on? There’s one colour in particular that has gripped my fuchsia feeling and today I thought I’d paint it into the spotlight and a shine a light on my other flushed favourites… 

Essie Style Hunter is the name, subtly bright but chic nails is be game. There’s something about this polish that is just juicy; summery but not ‘in yer face’ so. It goes on nicely in two coats, though you could get away with one and when you leave the liquid inside to rest you can see a gap form at the top, which for me – a notoriously fickle one when it comes to varnish – is a big deal. There aren’t many colours that sport that gap you know. 

To top this post off I’ve carted out some other loved pinks from my pack for a wee little show and tell. First we have Butter LONDON’s Nail Lacquer in Cake-Hole, which I just have to wheel out whenever I can purely because of the name. Then there’s the YSL La Laque Couture in Rose Futuriste, which actually has a surprisingly hardy formula and a good brush; in fact I’d tout it as one of my favourite high-end polishes (it definitely beats CHANEL’s attempts). Speaking of high-end the Tom Ford Nail Colour in Indiscretion is not only visually pleasing, but houses a punchy pink that takes a while to master with the spindly brush but it well worth the effort and finally we have Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Nail Polish in Beautiful Liar, which looks surprisingly like my favourite Essie, but comes off a little cooler on the tips. Right, let’s pack these away. I think that’s enough pink for one day

  • Anna Blush

    I love this pink/fuschia on my toes but I always find it too bold for my fingers. They look like such gorgeous shades though, perfect for sandals in Summer x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • Beccy

    The Butter shade is absolutely gorgeous – and what a name!

    http://www.bluebellandbumpkin.blogspot.com

  • http://theconsciencefund.com/ Divya

    Style Hunter looks stunning on your hands! very eye catching and the deepest rose pink! So pretty! I can look at it for as long as allowed! :P

    Le Blanc De Chanel Review | TheConscienceFund

  • Sylvia

    All of them are stunning. Essie Bachelorette is another good one!

    sylvialoveslipstick

  • Stephanie

    I really love pink nails in the sun!

    Stephanie

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251

    xxxx

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com/ Claire

    I have that YSL polish as well and like it a lot. essie style hunter looks really pretty actually

  • http://hannahbeths.wordpress.com/ Hannah

    All those colours are beautiful! And perfect for summer – shame it’s almost winter here in Australia. Great post :)

    Hannah xx
    http://hannahbeths.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.forksandbrushes.blogspot.co.uk/ Georgina de Pear
  • http://www.glamdevils.com/ Mira Devils

    Beautiful! I love pink. Essie Style Hunter is my favorite :)

    glamdevils

  • Sophie ♥

    Gorgeous colour! I love the look of Style Hunter and Schlap. Anna you’re such a bad-good influence!!

    Sophie x

  • http://whatjessdoesnext.blogspot.com.au Jess Seymour

    I love the name of the Butter London one… Cake-Hole! Brilliant! Gorgeous shades as well.

    http://whatjessdoesnext.blogspot.com.au

  • sarah

    sorry but what does the gap mean????

    • LMISMINSKY

      It means that when the polish is left to settle you can see that it’s been used. Most of the time the bottles still look full, even after use.

  • http://exploringwardrobes.blogspot.co.uk/ exploringwardrobes

    Love the Essie polishes, may have to try out a pink shade but we’re currently loving neutrals like ST Tropez!

    - Grace and Charlotte

    exploringwardrobes.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.thevegantaff.blogspot.com/ Kelly Palmer

    I love the look of the Butter London polish, I don’t think I have one like that. The one you’re sporting reminds me of Barry M’s Fuchsia, which is one of my favourites.
    http://www.thevegantaff.blogspot.com

  • http://jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk Jess French

    Love these shades of pink, especially the Butter London nail polish.

    Jess x

    http://www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

  • Avanti

    Love the Essie one! Need to get my hands on it or rather get it on my nails as soon as possible! Such a beautiful vibrant shade.

    Avanti
    xxx
    Avantigarde.wordpress.com

  • yourdailybreak

    love a good pink nail polish! Especially for spring/summer :) xox

  • http://littleac0rns.blogspot.co.uk Alix Geran

    Your nails are the perfect shape! And you suit pink so well.
    http://www.littleac0rns.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Love the look of Style Hunter, such a stunning colour! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | ASOS or Feelunique £25 Voucher Giveaway

  • http://ameliarosel.blogspot.co.uk/ AmeliaRoseL

    Pink nails are so nice for summer time, gorgeous picks.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

    x

  • http://www.swatchingoddity.com/ Yousra

    These colours are so fun — love it!

    Swatching Oddity | Beauty Blog

  • http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/ Pink Elephant Blog

    I love a nice pink nail polish :) Great for summer!

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  • Lavinka

    Love ‘em. my newest member of the pink family is ysl’s fuchsia neo classic. It’s gorgeous. You should try it out.

  • Sarah S.

    I think you’re going to get unintended clicks for this title, LMAO!

  • Jessica Whitbread

    I love pink on my nails for the spring and summer months! These all look so pretty too!

    makeupbyjesswhitbread.blogspot.com

  • Holly Hutcheon

    Love the look of all of these polishes! Fab post!

    http://hollyhutcheonbeauty.wordpress.com/

  • http://lipstickloveheart.blogspot.com/ Luci L

    All these pinks look so lovely, definitely perfect for summer! I’ve been wearing Tom Ford Indiscretion lately and I love it! x
    lipstickloveheart.blogspot.com

  • Lauren S

    I love Butter polish it lasts so log and is really opaque ! This shade is perfect for the warm weather

    Lauren x

    Please nominate my blog for Best Lifestyle Blog and Newcomer here !

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • mikaylaa.s

    Love all of these pinks! I have Essie Watermelon and it’s a lovely pink shade as well! Definitely recommend!

    -Mikayla
    http://www.northernjoli.blogspot.com

  • Louise Corbally

    That Essie color is to die for OMG!!

    http://lcsbeauty.blogspot.ie/

  • Lauren Kealy

    I NEED to try some Ysl shades! great post. Off I go to paint my nails. :)

    lollylopsx.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

  • http://www.impressionblend.com/ Marianna Neal

    Love a good bright pink nail polish! I recently got Butter London’s Snog, which is in the same family – kind of a darker version of Cake Hole.

    Marianna
    http://www.impressionblend.com

  • Charlotte Copeland

    Aww this shade of pink always remind me of my nan! (don’t worry thats not an insult she was a very glamorous women) x

    http://www.blondecanvas.blogspot.co.uk

  • Grace Denny

    I love Butter London’s formula! It’s up there with Essie for me!!

    XO, G from grace’d

  • Patricia

    I love pink all year round. I was sporting a bright pink lip today thanks to your previous posts and no doubt I’ll be sporting pink nails now too! X

    http://www.peexo.blogspot.co.uk

  • Cassie

    I love this color! It’s beautiful yet still fun :)

    blushandfairydust.blogspot.com

  • Olivia

    Love the colours look great!

    http://thebeautybazaarx.blogspot.co.uk/

  • nueyork

    The Essie colour is gorgeous!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • Daniella

    fab post

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • http://dishthe.blogspot.jp/ Sarah

    I love them all! So happy with all the pink popping up. :)

    -Sarah
    http://dishthe.blogspot.com

  • http://lovefandj.blogspot.com LoveFJ Blogg

    Oh super cute colors! We have been looking for a good pink that was in this season! Love the Essie and Butter shades! They are must tries!

    http://lovefandj.blogspot.com/

  • Emily Golding

    I hope you’ll have a pink pedi too!

    Emily xx
    http://www.beautybyemily.co.uk

  • Kristy Swithenbank

    I’ve been going through a pink phase as well. Not just nails or makeup, but fashion as well.

  • Daisy797

    Essie Style Hunter on my toes :) For lips, Givenchy Le Rouge Fuchsia Irresistible is amazing! So comfortable yet long lasting.

  • Jadedy

    I like pink nail polish’s aswell and also I did a blog review on the opi nail polish in a pink color http://jadedyblog.blogspot.com.au/?zx=6bff7da60638ba53

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    I’m a sucker for bright pinks in any form, and these are some fab nail choices! I’m so lusting after Style Hunter :)

  • cactus24

    but which one are you wearing…..

  • Sybil Mae

    I love love love this colour! It is so pretty :)

    http://www.youtube.com/user/porridgenpickles89

  • http://www.simplymee89.blogspot.com Natasa T

    i love all these colors!! they are beautiful.

    http://www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

  • http://www.darlingdeedee.com thedarlingdee .

    Beautiful Liar is an amazing colour. I love pink on the nails, another killer post Anna.

    http://www.darlingdeedee.com

  • Sharry Heer

    gorgeous colors!

    Redlipsdepartment.blogspot.ca

  • http://cassandramyee.blogspot.co.nz cassandramyee

    I adore pink on the nails! I need that Essie colour!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

  • Sarah

    That Essie colour looks gorgeous!!

    BudgetBeautyBoutique.wordpress.co.uk

  • Allison

    I love Essie Watermellon for a great summer pink
    Allison from http://www.mercuteify.com