Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Essie No Boundaries / Review and Swatches

Essie No Boundaries

Essie No Boundaries

Essie No Boundaries

Essie No Boundaries Swatches

I know it’s waaay too early for this but I actually cannot wait for the spring to grace us with its presence! I miss the sunshine, the smell of blooming flowers and the lovely walks in the park without tons of layers on. Apart from that though, I really miss being able to rock brighter lip and nail polish colors. At this point I am almost fed up with the darker, vampy shades and I fancy a change. With that said, last week I went through my nail polish stash in the hopes of finding a color that is still winter-appropriate but at the same time has that tiny bit of spring vibe in it. And I found it –Essie No Boundaries!

No Boundaries is described as ‘juicy passionate plum’ and I absolutely adore it. It is not your typical hot pink shade and I like that the pink is a bit muted and not as vibrant, which makes it great for all seasons. No Boundaries has cool undertones in it and it is a beautiful cream with no glitter or shimmer in sight. What I’ve found about the shade, is that it tends to change its color depending on the lighting. On natural daylight it is more of a dusty rose color and when it’s darker the shade leans more towards light plum. Can you ever get bored of such unique shade? I definitely cannot.

Let’s put it that way – the formula of No Boundaries is not its strongest feature. It’s not terrible but runny nail polishes always bug me and with this one you really need to be extra careful, otherwise your cuticles won’t be happy with you, if you know what I mean. The tiny brush also doesn’t really help with the application but what can you do… Apart from that, the polish is not streaky and all you need is two thin layers to get it fully opaque. Thankfully, No Boundaries dries pretty quickly and it lasts on my nails for some good five days. Also, I absolutely love the gorgeous high-shine finish the polish gives to my tips – no need of top coat here. Lovely.

If you are like me and you kind of want to start using brighter shades again but you feel like it’s too soon – No Boundaries will come to the rescue. It is an ideal transition shade between winter and spring and let me tell you – its stunning deeper pink color will steal your heart and will postpone the craving for bolder, vivid nails. For now.

Have you tried No Boundaries? Which is your favorite winter-to-spring nail polish?

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26 comments

  1. This is a gorgeous colour. I find that Essie can be hit and miss with consistency, sometimes they need a few coats.

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic

    x

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  2. What a gorgeous shade, love it!

    Samantha xo
    sjmcdf

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  3. Love this colour, so summery and pretty! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  4. That's a very pretty shade :) I love Essie nail polishes

    anacelinelabod.blogspot.com

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  5. What a beautiful shade. I don't think it would fit my complexion but it is really stunning!
    Casualllyawkward

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  6. So pretty! If I didn't already have so many brighter pinks I think I would check this one out. I don't think it is too neon bright which is always nice too.

    k.f.c. =P

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  7. Oh my goodness, I think I might have to get this for springtime! It looks too perfect (:
    - Jem x
    | Une Belle Masquerade |

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  8. This really is so pretty :') love the brightness of it <3

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  9. This colour makes me so excited for spring/summer! Love how bright it is! :)

    xoxo

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  10. That shade is gorgeously shiny! I've never tried essie polishes, definitely need to jump on the bandwagon! Haha!

    Sharlotte // Sharlotte

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  11. I love this colour so much! Would look great with a tan!

    Tiny Alis

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  12. Love love love this colour. So fun and girly x

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  13. This is such a beautiful color! I really like it a lot. I want to add a pink to my nail polish but one that's not so bright and bubblegum pink. Is it bad that my lips and nails don't match the season? Lol. I mean with my lips I'll try to go vampy or go for a sheer or nude color but sometimes I like to mix it up, especially when I'm feeling sooo sick of winter. Putting on a bright, pink shade just kinda makes me feel less sad about the cold weather, aha. Anyways, lovely review. :)

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  14. Beautiful colour! I would definitely wear this :)

    Caitlin | Oceanic Stars

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  15. Lovely shade, I really need to get a muted pink, all the ones I have are either super bright or coral! :) x

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  16. Omg this a gorgeous colour! Adding it the must buy list right now!

    cassandramyee.blogspot.com

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  17. I haven't tried it. I think I've only tried one or two Essie polishes in my life.

    RIKKI
    // RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP

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  18. Such a lovely shade. Me too, i just cant wait for spring! Lovely post Andrea :)
    --Chaitra|Itspinkpot

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  19. It's never too early for a bright pink polish like this! ;)

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

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  20. This shade is absolutely gorgeous! Essie is a brand i have really started using during 2013 and i absolutely love them :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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