I own six bottles of nail polish, five of which are my favorites, ones I could not live without. Thus, I consider each one of these five my signature nail polish. In a mini sub-series throughout 2016, I will publish a post featuring each one. My favorites include a dark pink creme (flat), a dark pink shimmer, a red creme, a red shimmer, and a sheer neutral. Not a pastel kind of gal, I love rich, vibrant color. All of these are either OPI or essie. I appreciate things finished, so I enjoy having already decided on my 'go to' polishes. Of course, I may choose a different color at a salon for a change.
I start this Nail Polish series with my favorite lacquer, a dark pink creme by essie called Style Hunter. This shade is actually my favorite color, a dark pink one may call raspberry. It reminds me of the dark pink azaleas that are due to bloom around my April birthday. This reddish pink is stunningly beautiful. I remember discovering it at my regular salon, near my apartment. Style Hunter debuted in the Spring 2014 collection called Hide & Go Chic, but seems available now, so they must have added this to their permanent collection. Thank goodness! I recently ordered another bottle from Ulta replacing the old one I had bought sometime during 2014, maybe in the summer... Dutch Tulips by OPI seems to be Style Hunter's dupe. I believe it to be the same color, but from memory, I feel like the OPI lacquer is just a bit more dull than the bright essie color. Style Hunter is also a little more red than Watermelon by essie, which is my sixth polish, perfect for summer. I painted my fingernails my favorite color Wednesday evening and will probably remove it tonight.
Style Hunter by essie
Base coat, two coats of color, top coat.
Dry Fast Top Coat by Seche Vite