Essie's Sexy Divide - weekly nail review

Two weeks without a manicure, oh the horror!  Seriously. I did my own in between the holiday break, but I've lost my steady hand and patience from when I maintained them myself.  College and having no money forces oneself to become thrifty, resourceful and creative.  When you come out on the other side, you become lazy and wasteful. Hence, my splurges on makeup and manicures - burning money FTW!

French Pink currently carries Essie's Fall 2011/12 collection, but it doesn't cast its usual gleam. This one can "Carry On" as well as a workroom filled with a dozen uninspired designers and one awfully sad Tim Gunn. In other words, skip it.  Which I did - instead, I grabbed for a random colour that seemed to be calling my name.  Essie's Sexy Divide it was.

Deep purple, shimmery with a touch of fall.

Essie Sexy Divide

Essie Sexy Divide

Nails and bottle

Nails and bottle

Sexy Divide

Sexy Divide

Close up

Essie's Sexy Divide leans a bit more red, definitely more eggplant with a little less merlot. If you're on the hunt for a deep / electric hue (a true purple), Butter London's HRH might be up your alley.

For those wondering why I have a bottle in hand this week... Erin of French Pink deemed the bottle as unfit for future applications, so I ended up being the lucky one to walk away with the remnants. Maybe next time I'll pick a colour based on how little polish is left.  Heck, it's worth a roll of the dice.