Sparkled Beauty

I Live to Shine


NOTD: Essie Demure Vixen

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

Hi everyone, this week seems to be so slow, and the weather has been either cold or rainy. I am under the cloud for a while now, it sucks.

On a happier note, I had Essie Demure Vixen on. If you remember, I got it for cheap from a nail supply store in California back in June. I had high expectation for it.

It is very pretty in the bottle, with the purple sheen glowing through the glass. However, that didn't transfer to the nails (see the pic), and my camera can't capture it either.

So I ran to the melmers, looking for a sheer polish in the same colour family, and I found Pure Ice Busted.

Now the purple showed up well, after 2 coats of Busted. It's funny that at this angle, the purple sheen in the bottle shone through very pretty too. If Demure Vixen could do the job by itself, it would be a perfect shade, unless you are after the pure base colour it has.

For next time though, I would only add 1 coat of Busted instead of 2, just to that the purple doesn't overpower the base. Under certain lighting, my nails looked all purple which wasn't the look I wanted.

Here are the close-ups.

On the left is with flash, on the right is indirect natural light. What do you think? I really love this combo, will wear it again.


  1. I'm a sucker for pretty lilacs, I really like it :]
    Ahhh yes it's been cold and rain across Canada lately :( It even snowed in Alberta last night and it's white outside today. I guess winter is coming soon..

  2. Katrina, thanks :)

    Tammy, the purple family grows on me too. October snow huh? Crazy!