Bahama Mama

After having my eyes set on Chanel’s new limited edition burgundy nail polish in Provocation, from their new Twin-Sets collection, but being a little disappointed when I saw it in person this week (see my previous post if you don’t know what I’m talking about!) I decided to treat myself to an Essie nail polish that I’ve had my eyes on for a while. It’s a very similar shade to the Chanel, but a little nicer in my opinion, and quite a bit lighter on the wallet!

It’s Bahama Mama. A gorgeous deep red/purple burgundy shade that, in my opinion is just perfect for autumn, and the exact shade I had in mind when I was eyeing up the Chanel variant online.

This is only my fourth Essie polish, and I have to say they formulation is better than any of their other shades I own. It’s thick enough to give great opaque coverage in one coat, but not too thick. 

The wide brush makes it super quick and easy to apply and it has a smooth, glossy finish. You can leave it at one coat, but two deepens the gorgeous shade. Amazing. I have a feeling this will be my polish of choice for the season.

Essie polishes are available from larger Boots stores in the UK, or online here priced at £7.99.

What do you think? What’s your favourite Essie polish?