Monday Night Mani: Essie Cute as a Button

Essie’s Cute as a Button is one of my favourite nail polishes ever. I feel like its a more chilled out alternative to a neon pink. There’s something very Barbie about it and my time tonight (other than spending it preping masses of blog posts) has been spent painting my nails with this. It’s part of the diffusion line, so this beaut has the most amazing brush, it covers my whole nail in one sweep (please note, I have tiny hands) distributes evenly and leaves the ail so smooth. The formula is almost perfect, its not too thick and by no means sheer, and dries in record time – this for me is a winning factor when it comes to painting my nails. I’d say three coats is ideal for this, but it could easily be left at two for those with shorter nails, or those who aren’t bothered by being able to see where the white of the nail starts (it really bugs me!).

Between shaping and painting my nails, I quickly apply the Avene hand cream, I really fine a good hand cream preps the nails as well as making the cuticals a little softer, and justs makes the experience that little bit more enjoyable. Weird fact: this hand cream smells exactly like my best friends house!

What are your Essie recommendations? I’ve been both bought and recommended Tarte Deco for my toes, and I have big spender for when I’m feeling slightly bolder! I think my next purchases will have to be a very bright red and a very deep purple.


  1. Rebecca Grace
    30 Jul 2012 / 10:46 pm

    Absolutely shore is a beautiful pastel green colour if you haven't tried that one 🙂 Cute as a button is one my absolute favourites also such a pretty colour. xo

  2. x natasha x
    30 Jul 2012 / 10:56 pm

    i only have one essie polish (i really want more!) and it's called smooth sailing, its such a lovely blue colour!

  3. Anonymous
    31 Jul 2012 / 9:25 am

    For the bright red I can recommend YSL corail colisse (albeit not Essie), they have loads of really beautiful colours in the new range.

  4. Second Hand Rose
    06 Aug 2012 / 9:47 am

    The hand cream sounds great and I love the colour of the nail varnish, it's gorgeous! XxxX

  5. Claire
    07 Aug 2012 / 5:19 pm

    Cute as a button is definitely one of my personal favourites, I also really like Jamaica me crazy it's a very pretty colour 🙂

  6. missfoxylove
    12 Aug 2012 / 4:44 pm

    I really love that nailpolish colour!
    Just found your blog and instagram! Followed both YAY 🙂
    I started my beauty/fashion blog this month and already posted 8 times. 🙂
    Love, Lenna

  7. Charlotte
    25 Sep 2012 / 12:55 am

    I just bought this nail polish, my first ever Essie polish.. I cannot wait to wear this X