Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Red Re-visited - Essie Limited Addiction

After my Hunt for Red last year, I was pretty burned out on reds. However, during my red hiatus, I've felt as though perhaps I dismissed a couple red options too quickly, and that they deserved a second look. The first red I wanted to re-visit - Essie Limited Addiction.

I can't even tell you how many people have raved about this colour! Not the least of which is Piff - who puts it in her 2010 Top 20! (She may not be in love with it, but I think it looks darn good on flinty here was well!) This colour seems to have converted so many people who weren't even red fans to begin with, so I definitely had to give this another whirl.

Verdict? Definite keeper. It's still darker than my 'ideal' classic bright red, but its simply gorgeous in most lights and I really enjoyed wearing it. Like all reds, there are just some lights it looks dark ugly in - like the heavy fluorescent light in my looks like dried up rotten ketchup in there! Somehow I'm learning that there is no way around this unfortunate problem. All colours change in different kinds of light - duh right? But for some reason I can tolerate and enjoy this change in all colour families besides red. I think I might just need therapy. But Limited Addiction is now a member of my permanent stash!

Have you ever kicked something out of your collection only to fall in love with it later?


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Sia said...

This is the PERFECT red! x

grace said...

yup, i totally kicked pure ice purple reign out of my helmer and then i decided i had to re-wear a lot of what i wanted to purge before i actually purged them... and i loved it!!! i think my application the first time wasn't great, so i kind of missed the beauty of it.

Grace said...

This one was love at first sight for me, actually! I'm glad you've come around on it.

Varnish Vixen said...

I was also really interested in it after Piff posted on I feel like I HAVE to check it out! Guess I know what I'm doing on my lunch break come Tuesday! :)

Courtney said...

*swoon* Essie Limited Addiction is my HG red and definitely a top 10 for me. It's just sooo beautiful! Glad to hear you gave it another chance! :-D

kittytokaren said...

@Sia - Thank you! I think its not *quite* perfect, but very close!

@grace - That's a great idea! I should give my swap stash one last try out in case I find a hidden gem!

@Grace - Yes, I definitely have! :)

@Varnish Vixen - Hahah nice!! Let us know what you think of it!

@Courtney - Oh wow so you're another LA lover! I am in great company :)


Shieldmaiden96 said...

I hate to think about this now that I'm a holo crazed lunatic but I had THREE SH Nail Prisms and I THREW THEM AWAY. This is before I really got into NP and started cultivating a collection. I think I got frustrated with how chippy they were. Back then I didn't know that a decent top coat may have addressed the problem.

kittytokaren said...

@Shieldmaiden96 - Ahhhh I hate to think about the polishes I chucked out when I was young!! How painful!! But thanks for sharing. :)


Lucy said...

Love this shade of red. When my nails get a trifle longer I'll be slapping some reds on. I got rid of loads of polish because a "friend" told me only teenagers wore the colors I liked. This was years ago when the Revlon Streetwear polish came out. I loved Toad, Drab and Blood. They were my three favorites. Also loads of OPI's! What an idiot. I miss those three Streetwears so much. I'm always looking for a dupe for those three. Now in my old age I will wear what I damn well please.

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