Sunday, 2 June 2013

I Heart Summer Series: My Favorite Summer Nail Polish: Essie Cute As A Button: Review


Essie Cute As a Button

Essie Cute As a Button Swatches

Essie Cute As a Button

Essie Cute As a Button Swatches

Essie Cute As a Button

Hello beauties! So it’s now June, which in my mind means only one thing – the beginning of the summer. I know that technically it’s not summer until the 21st. but I immediately get into summer mood when June hits my calendar and so I wanted to share my happiness and excitement with you all. I decided to create a little series here on the blog all about the summer. There will be all kind of summer related topics, from beauty and fashion to lifestyle and I will be uploading my ‘I Heart Summer Series’ post every Sunday! I really hope you’ll enjoy it and I think this is a fab way for us all to share our love for the summertime! <3

So in the first post of the series I decided to talk about my favorite summer nail polish and it’s Essie – Cute As A Button. I am someone who really loves to match my nails with the appropriate season trends and so for the summer I am all about the bright, vivid colors. Each year, in the beginning of May I like to go and try to find the perfect summer shade, which I fell like I will be wearing a lot during the hot season. When I saw Cute As A Button I immediately knew that this is shade to go for, it’s just gorgeous and screams ‘Summer’ to me! It is a little bit hard for me to describe the color but it’s a lovely mixture of pinkish orange-y coral. It actually changes its color depending on the lightning and you guys know how much I love such shades, they just never get boring! :) The nail polish has a lovely cream finish and doesn’t have any shimmer or glitter in it. Cute As A Button is definitely the ultimate summer shade for me this year because it’s not only pretty wearable and not ‘in your face’ but you can also wear it on your toes as well, which is great because I love to match my toesies and fingernails. When I wear this nail polish it makes me dream about beaches and cocktails and I even bought a matching bikini top in the same shade so that they can compliment each other! :)

As much as I love the shade itself, unfortunately I can’t say the same about the formula. The nail polish is really runny and watery, which I hate in nail polishes. It dries out pretty quickly, happily, so it’s not that big of a deal but it’s still annoying. Being on the watery side though results in not much opacity in the first coat so you’ll definitely need two or even three coats to get it fully opaque. As for the lasting power, Cute As a Button lasts on my nails for 3-4 days without chipping or tip wear. The polish has a gorgeous shiny, glossy finish and I don’t need to use topcoat to get it very shiny, which is definite plus! :)

Overall, I am really happy with this nail polish. It may not have the best formula but the color it so gorgeous and summery that I can’t say anything else but get it; I definitely recommend it. I got SO many compliments while wearing this shade and just looking at it makes me happy! <3 It will definitely be my go-to summer nail polish and the perfect choice for the fab beach parties hehe! (:

Do you like Cute As a Button? Would you purchase it? Please let me know what you think of my ‘I Heart Summer Series’! :)

Speaking of Summer you should go and check out my lovely Exclusive Advertiser Kristen’s Summer Essentials GIVEAWAY. They are so many amazing goodies that she’s giving away, so definitely have a look here!

Lots of love,
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  1. This has been on my wishlist for so long, it's such a nice summer-y colour! xo

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  2. love the colour, is so cute!

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  3. SO pretty! I love how you've taken these photos on a beach as well It looks so amazing :)

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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  4. This is a super cute polish! I really want to get my hands on it

    Seaside Beauty
    xxx

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  5. Love this post! So fresh!
    <3

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  6. I LOVE this colour, it's so girly and cute :-) White polka dots would be gorgeous on it aswell :-)
    - From Annie ToadRoad
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  7. You always take such beautiful photos! This color is so pretty, I love the creamy finishes of Essie polishes but I have never tried a pink from them before. I would put up with the off formula for this gorgeous shade :)

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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  8. i still need to buy this shade! it's been on my wishlist for ages

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  9. Love this colour, your nails look amazing and this is weird but are a perfect shape aha xo

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  10. This is such a pretty colour!

    Maxine, xx
    beautybeatsbooks.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love this color too! I haven't used it since last summer, so I can't remember the formula on mine! However, if you like the color a lot, you might try Essie Peach Daiquiri! It's just a tad bit brighter, but the formula may be better! :)

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  12. I loveee pink nails :D this shade is so pretty, absolutely been loving Essie polishes! Seems like there are tones of perfect shades for the summer :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  13. I have never tried essie, but it looks like it gives a great finish, love the colour too :)

    xx

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  14. Great idea for a series! Essie's formulas are hit and miss for me... some are great, others not so much but her colours are usually my faves so I continue to buy them!

    xo, alison*elle

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  15. Gorgeous photos and a lovely summery colour!

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    x

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  16. Love this color to bits! And I love the idea of matching it with your makeup; I think coral hues are so perfect for summer :)

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  17. I love the color and your pics are fab! I did an Essie review yesterday and I found the same, the formula just isn't great.

    Love the colors though! xx

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  18. Amazing photos! Looks like we both enjoyed the beach this weekend haha :)

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  19. Thats such a cute and pretty colour! Your pictures are really nice aswell!
    Sofia x

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  20. Cute as a button is such a lovely shade, it's been on my wishlist forever!

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  21. This is my absolute FAVOURITE summer shade! Love the photos you've taken for this post. So summery!

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  22. Oh really beautiful color of nail polish!

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  23. I have this color as well! A summer fave of mine as well:)

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  24. This is definitely a summery colour. Love it :) x
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  25. Love this shade xx

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  26. Love this shade, Essie is by far my favourite brand x

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  27. This nail polish is so pretty and the name is so cute! I love your photos.
    -Charlotte
    http://www.incharlottesshoes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Loove this colour it is so pretty and does scream summer :)

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  29. amazing pictures!!!

    the colour of this nail polish looks gorgeous - shame about the consistency!

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  30. Great choice ;) your photos are stunning and I love the starfish in them haha! xx

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  31. Ah, beach photos! I love the shade of this polish and I'd totally get it if the formula wasn't runny. I'm not a fan of those sort of formulas either, but it's gorgeous nonetheless!

    -Jessica
    The Mod Mermaid

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  32. I'm the same, 1st of June is Summer :) Love the shade and pictures..first bit of sand I've seen in ages, want to go to the beach now :)

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  33. I love Cute as A Button I bought it a couple of weeks ago and I also get a lot of compliments on it!! It's the perfect color shade!! I also love Sand Tropez from Essie during the summer
    xx

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  34. I just bought this nail polish a few weeks ago! Ready to use it for summer!

    I just love your pictures, especially with the beach, starfish and the sand. Gorgeous!

    Simple Charm Beauty

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  35. This color is so beautiful – I love the name, too! It is such a lovely shade for summer. These pictures are gorgeous.

    xo, Meera | www.momentswithmeera.com

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  36. wohoo.. love your photos so much <3
    I love the pink color too.. ^^

    Thanks for sharing,. Have a nice day :)

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  37. That color is adorable! And so are these pictures!! LOVE the starfish :)

    Erica
    sweet-endeavors.blogspot.com

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  38. Such a pretty colour! i have been looking everywhere for it.

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogspot.com

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  39. Sally Hansen's Coral Reef is a similar color and its a lot cheaper. :)

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  40. i am so doing this color!!! and your blog is so cute! what camera do u use?

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    xx
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  41. oh great colour! love it

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  42. You just take the most gorgeous photos ever! This is a really lovely colour and I want a starfish x

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  43. lovely color! ^^

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  44. That's a pretty color, and I love the starfish photos! I've also heard that the Essies are very watery though--hate that in a polish. :/

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  45. Love that color!! Very pretty!!

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    HUGS
    jen

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  46. Hi Rosy thanks for visiting my blog. I came to visit yours. Your blog is lovely! And you're quite a celebrity already ;)

    Love the nail polish, and hey, you're lucky to be able to go to the beach and take picture!

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  47. great idea for a series of posts. Love summery posts! And this is perfect post to start! I love the colour, really 'cute' name too. I have a similar colour in Models own but u can never have enough bright pinks can you?
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  48. You pictures are always amazing but these ones are just perfect! I look forward to reading more I Heart Summer posts :)

    Tania x
    thetaniadiaries.blogspot.com

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  49. I havent tried this colour but you did a great job photographing it!

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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  50. Gorgeous shade! I'll be looking for this next time I go to the shops!

    Ria x
    naturiabeauty.com

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  51. What a lovely color Andrea, you pics make me want to go to the closest beach xx


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  52. that is a gorgeous color I have so many coral shades but don't have one with those super pink undertones. will def. have to get one of these! thanks for sharing the nail look! it's def. the perfect summer shade. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  53. Beautiful pictures! I saw this polish in the store and now I'm regretting not buying it, I'll have to get it next time :)
    xoxo
    -B ♡
    http://msberrystylish.blogspot.com/

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  54. LOve Essie and this color is so rich, nice review!
    Simona
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  55. love the name and the color :)

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  57. This is a gorgeous colour for summer, will try it for my holiday :)
    Thanks :D
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    xx

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  58. That's such a beautiful shade on your nails D: I'm highly tempted to run out and get it now!
    <3 Pauline, Addicted to Makeup

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  59. what a gorgeous shade of pink! it looks so fab on your nails!
    thanks for sharing.

    xoxo

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  60. Oh wow this is such a stunning colour :D I love summery nail polishes :) It's a bit of a shame the formula isn't great though. I can't really justify the Essie price tags :(
    Love Holly x

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  61. Evil you, guess what I bought today!
    xx

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  62. Beautiful colour xx

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  63. Such gorgeous photography in this post!! Also this is 100% the next essie colour I'm picking up now :) xxx

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  64. that is a great color! totally fitting for the summer months
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  65. I've got that one too, it's so pretty! I can't keep my eyes off it when I'm wearing it!

    VErena xx

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  66. That is a gorgeous nail polish! - NEED

    Amy x

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  67. Gorgeous colour! I really adore your images! xx

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  68. Cool! I just reviewed a nail polish with a similar shade. Too bad about the watery part though. And is that a real starfish? So cute!
    (^^,)

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  69. How shining nail polish it is. I am just looking for a nail care color for my evening party. I think this one can be stunning fitting the same color series styled evening dress.

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  75. Wow this is the perfect prettiest coral colour xx

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  76. Runny and watery? Eww. I don't like that in nail polishes either. Just when I had started to like the color. I guess I could always use a white polish under it, or something pearly looking and then paint the polish you have here as a thin top coat.

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  77. How shining nail polish it is. I am just looking for a nail care color for my evening party. I think this one can be stunning fitting the same color series styled evening dress.

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