I've had a few exciting moments since I first started this blog and my Instagram; like the first time I was regrammed by @essiepolish, or when Essie Canada emailed me and asked me to take part in an online discussion. But possibly the most exciting thing that's happened was a couple months ago Essie Canada emailed and said they wanted to send me some nail polish....ummmm.....YESSSS! I could not contain my excitement! I totally wanted to try more Gel Couture colours and last week some nail mail with a bunch of bottles of Gel Couture arrived.
The first polish to catch my eye was this spicy tea rose shade called Pinned Up. I hadn't seen a single swatch of this one yet and I loved how it looked in the bottle.
Now after staring at this polish on my shelf for the last week and applying a full manicure of it, I really really dig it. It's still a bit of a Grandma colour, but in the best possible way. It's a dark nude with some dusty pink to it. I think this colour works for a variety of skin tones and would look absolutely incredible on a deep skin tone!
I have a sneaking suspicion this polish may be quite similar to Eternal Optimist from the regular Essie line, but I don't have that one to compare it to. I'm drawn to these dusty roses this Fall and had plans to pick that one up, so once I do I'll have a comparison for you (*Edited to add: I did pick up Eternal Optimist and compared them HERE)
What are your thoughts on this shade? Too old-fashioned for you? Or like, pretty Fall rosy nude shade?
P.S. I have always been absolutely honest with you about my opinions on Essie polishes. I'm a lover of the polish and started this blog to share all things Essie with my readers, both the good and the bad. I don't shy away from giving the lowdown and I still won't even though I was sent some bottles of polish for free. I will always be the real deal with you!