Nails // Essie Comfy in Cashmere and OPI Matte Top Coat

After 3 weeks of almond nails, I've decided that I absolutely love them. Yes, they're taking a bit of getting used to and yes, I keep ripping my clothes but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to take for such an elegant shape. I chose to stick with this shape and plumped for a grey shade on them this time. It's still a little bit too early for pastels!  Essie Comfy in Cashmere Swatch
Essie Comfy in Cashmere is a shade I haven't tried before but it looked similar to Chinchilly, which I absolutely loved, so thought I'd give this a go. This one is interesting because, although it's a grey-lilac on first glance, when you look closer it's actually made up of little iridescent blue sparkles. It's also different as it dries to a more matte finish than other varnishes I've tried before, although the glossy top coat disguised that effect.

However, when I got home, I decided to try something I've been excited about for ages- the OPI Matte Top Coat. I'm writing a full review in a couple of weeks but, suffice to say, I am in love! I absolutely adore the look it's given my nails- just like the cashmere in the name! 
Essie Comfy in Cashmere OPI Matte Top Coat Swatch
I'm pretty certain that I'm going to have matte nails for the rest of my life. 

Do you have a minute to talk about these rose gold rings too? They're from Buckley London and I am completely besotted by them! From the Shoreditch Collection, they're designed as stacker rings so you can either wear them separately, together or on different fingers like I've done here. I'm definitely a less-is-more person when it comes to jewellery so this simple button design is perfect for me. 

Something I'm really impressed with is how small the ring sizes are. I have disproportionately narrow fingers (my wedding ring is a size H!) so finding rings to fit is a real nightmare. The small size of these is a K and, if anything, they're actually a little too small, although the medium- an O- would be way to big so I'm happy to work with these on my smaller fingers, or use them as midi rings, as you can see here.

If you're looking for some understated, but super stylish, jewellery, I definitely recommend taking a look at Buckley London.

Buy Essie Comfy in Cashmere and OPI Matte Top Coat here

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  1. I love matte nails, and this shape looks amazing on you :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

  2. I want almond nails too but I'm not allowed fake/acrylic nails because of work *cries* and matte nails are the best!xx


  3. I'm so obsessed with your nails! It's edgy but classy at the same time, BEAUTIFUL.

  4. Your nails look absolutely stunning! I adore this colour x
    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

  5. Oh my good god these nails look so gorgeous! I think I'm going to have to join you on the matte nails for the rest of life-thing! ;) x

  6. Your nails are stunning! I want to get them done like this x

  7. I love matte nails! This is a gorgeous shade and I love it even more with the matte top coat :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  8. Oh wow your nails look amazing and now I want to buy this nail polish. I haven't tried a Essie nail polish in ages must go buy a few nail polishes

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

  9. I was just about to say how gorgeous this shade is, but looking closer, I think I might have this! Off to go and dig this out! Loving the almond nails!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

  10. The colour of your nails is gorgeous! :) x

  11. I do love a matte top coat. I think certain shades and types of nail art look much better matte than glossy. The only problem I have sometimes is making sure I get the top coat right up to the edge of the colour so I don't end up with any glossy bits still left around the edges x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  12. Oh my life - I pure gasped at the beauty of the colour / shape of your nails anyway and then that matte finish - can't cope!! Need some of that shiz in my life. I mean, I defo can't afford it, but maybe one day haha!

    N xxx

    Lovelaughslipstick x

  13. Your nail game is so on point! These are absolutely gorgeous, and so are all of the shades I see you post! You've motivated me to paint my nails now :) xx

    Charlotte | Just Charlotte


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