Nails // Essie Buy Me a Cameo

Because I'm very organised (hah!), I bought some nail wheels or whatever those things are called to catalogue all my nail varnishes. When I was flicking through trying to choose my next colour, my eyes fell upon Essie Buy Me a Cameo, which was a gorgeous metallic rose gold. Unfortunately, it didn't quite turn out that colour on my actual nails.
Essie Buy Me a Cameo swatch review
Instead of the rose gold I was looking for, I ended up with a kind of beige-gold. It's still metallic and shiny, but it's very close to the colour of my fingers. The upside of this is that it's quite subtle, despite the shiny appearance, but I also find it a little dull. 

That's not the only problem I have with it. The consistency is quite thick and it's applied in blobs that are clearly visible, giving the effect of lots of thick layers, especially around the cuticles. The plus side is that it's very opaque but the benefit is kind of minimised by the untidy finish. 

I haven't written off a rose gold shade in future, but this isn't the one for me.

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  1. Aw man, that's so disappointing!
    I love metallic nails - so if you find any cute ones let me know <3
    ♥ Fran - xx

  2. This colour is beaut!

    Isobel x

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