essie meets urban outfitters for a hipster christmas nail

Saturday, December 17, 2011
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Essie's Carry On (A/W 11) Urban Outfitters' Electra

Lily properly raves about Essie and ever since I tried one a little while back i've got a bit hooked on them. I think it's because i've found it gives a proper thick coating that doesn't seem to chip too easily - mine have worn on me for about 5 days before chipping which is fantastic. Now, I know everyone raves about Deborah Lippman's Happy Birthday and also The Muppets for OPI in Rainbow Connection (which are just basically the same thing bottled, btw) and I wanted a bit of glitter action myeslf so when shopping for various hipster tit bits - you know, skull candles and necklaces with casettes on etc - I found this gorgeous multi sized glitter offering from their in house polish range named W.I.P. (I've no idea what that stands for!) and immediately snapped it up. The (cute, natch) guy that served me at the till even commented on how sparkly it was and I was like 'yup, basically why i've bought it!' Let's take a closer look at it because it's not a nail range i'm hugely familiar with:

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I like this nail because of the richness of Carry On as a base it's not as harsh as a black base - it's kinda plummy and very mulled wine-esque. Electra as a topping is sparkly and multi coloured but it's not massively in your face like Rainbow Connection. I think it's glitzy enough but in a way it's almost childish? Because all the glitter colours are yellows, reds, greens etc and there's no spangly silvers, it feels kinda childish to me and thats why I called it a hipster glitter look! The plummy base and the tiny green sparkles also subconciously scream Christmas to me without being like RED! GREEN! SANTA! and all over the top. I'm really impressed with the quality of the glitter - but then it is a glitter polish so I think i'd need to try a full colour base to see how well the polish actually lasts without chipping etc.

I got my Essie from eBay for just £3 and the Urban Outfitters polish was £6 in store.

Have you ever tried Urban Outfitters polish before? What do you think of my nail look? Do you agree with me or am I taking naming nail art looks too far haha? 
Love, Zozo
x

Disclaimer: The Essie polish was purchased on eBay for a cut price bargain and the Urban Outfitters polish was purchased in store by me.

22 comments:

  1. wow, beautiful shade, looking gorgeous on your nails <3

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  2. I like the combo you chose. Personally, I wasn't all that excited for Rainbow Connection but this looks slightly toned down and something that I'd wear. (Cheaper too. :p)

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  3. This is a great combo! I actually prefer the UO glitter to Rainbow Connection as I hate all the silver in it! Will have to keep my eyes peeled next time i'm doing a bit of hipster shopping too! xx

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  4. I honestly didn't even know Urban Outfitters made nail polish! Looks like such a stunning glitter, perfect for Christmas festivities without being OTT.

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  5. This is a gorgeous combo! Kinda like an emo festive mani! Love it xx

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  6. I love the look of the glitter nail polish, the colours are wonderful!

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  7. I love this, i haven't worn glitter/sparkly nails in years, not since the 90's! x

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  8. I like this, it's cute. I seen that polish in Urban Outfitters yesterday, and didn't rate it. Wish I'd have got it now! x

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  9. Ooh your nails look lovely Zozo, I'm a sucker for glitter at the moment! Currently sporting Rimmel's Disco Mix over any nail colour just for something more accessible though (: I definitely agree with the hipster~ name as well, so Tumblr ;) xx

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  10. Love the two nail varnishes together! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  11. This looks gorge - you've inspired me to try my OPI rainbow connection over a black polish =)

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  12. they look so lovely together! xx

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  13. they look so pretty! might have to get that glittery one!

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    x

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  14. i nearly bought that urban outfitters polish the other day! might have to get it now.

    also, i just wanted to say that i've just discovered your blog and have had a good read through, i really like it! definitely going to be keeping up to date with your posts :)

    from helen @ thelovecatsINC

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  15. oh, my, days.

    I think you have literally just made my day. I was scrolling down to comment, and what greeted me?!

    ONLY ANDY SAMBERG!

    you are THE ONLY other person ive ever known that likes him! everyone thought i was really sad when I bought the yellow Andy tshirt from the awesome town video offline...ha to them!

    much love

    Sara

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  16. Urban Outfitters do nail varnish!? Well well well!
    That Essie stuff sounds awesome like!
    xxx

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  17. Love that glitter polish! It's a bit different to the others out there, I'll have to try it.

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  18. imma have my girlfriend rock this

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    http://www.textme4free.com/

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