In between wearing different shades of red for the Hunt, I've been leaning heavily on my selection of neutral polishes. As you know, I've had some recent 'edgy neutral' bombs, so I wanted to show you a great success! I got this little baby in a swap - the kind of swap where someone really nice contacts me so I really want to trade with them, so I try things from their list I normally wouldn't have purchased. I've had so many successes with this approach (like Chanel Noir Ceramic), and this is no different!
I normally wouldn't have purchased Essie Mink Muffs, because I've heard that its a red-toned taupe. That does not sound like a good recipe for my skin tone at all...
I was wrong. The proof is in the pudding, because I think it is making sweet sweet music with my skin tone!
This picture was taken after 3 days of wear. (A long story involving me almost dying in my car in the middle-of-nowhere Virginia is my excuse for not taking an earlier photo.)
The colour is just heaven - I'd call this a 'deep' taupe - that has less grey in it than Chanel Particuliere, but still enough to take the 'brown' edge off and prevent it from looking dangerously close to poo. I also see a touch of violet in it in certain lights and well, I just love it.
Even better - it lasted forever! Here it is after 6 days of wear:
The green tinge in this pic is from the trees above me. I was walking to the bus stop and realized it was day 6 and I had to take a picture! You can see my nail growing out, but not tipwear, no chips - nothing but shiny, glossy perfection. Colour plus wear has completely catapulted Mink Muffs from not even being on my radar to being Top 10 material!
Has a shade of polish ever taken you completely by surprise and become a favourite?
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