I have weak fingernails and had been using drugstore "nail strengthener." I happened to see Emily's blog on the new nude shades being offered and decided to add color to my "nail strengthener" routine. Lo and behold, I don't need anything but Estee Lauder Nail Lacquer to both keep my nails from splitting and looking beautiful. "So Vain" is a gorgeous neutral color, and I splurged on "Bittersweet" and "Purple Passion" for a ring finger splash of color. The darker colors show some wear at the fingertips, but all that is required is a little touch-up. Now my nails don't split, and I have glossy, vibrant color that doesn't need changing until my nails grow out.
Highly recommend Blue Blood....very deep, rich blue. Quite sophisticated, but different from the traditional vamp hues, which are mostly purple based. Long lasting also.....with a top coat, this will remain chip-free for days - even after hand washing pots and pans.....and two large dogs.
Estee Lauder nail lacquers are the favorites in my collection, and I have tried a range of both discount and luxury brands. Long-wearing, glossy and easy to work with, in unique, trend- setting or traditional shades. but please Estee, do a better job of online sales- the colors need to be more accurately represented. Please label the online exclusives(Insatiable)! Please send samples to reputable nail bloggers before the launch of new shades! and please stop giving LE colors(Dressed to Kill, Black Turquoise and Purple Velvet) several names- it only confuses the Sales associates. Thanks.
Please don't ever discontinue this color. It's so flattering, I imagine, to all skintones (I'm fair). This is similar in color to one of my favorite salon nail polishes, but with a MUCH better, streak-free formula. I also feel good knowing it doesn't contain the harsh polish chemicals that are in question right now. Love, love this polish!!!
Estee Lauder's Pure Color nail collection is amazing. It wears so well! I can usually go two to three weeks without touch up and the colors are so unique. My absolute favorite color is the Black Turqoise. I can wear it for any season or event. I saw the new pastel colors they came up with in-store and I was a little hesitant. In the bottle they looked exactly the same color as Easter (if that makes any sense). I gave Dilettante a try anyways and it is such a gorgeous color!! I am so used to darker colors or bright reds and this pastel is such a great change. Not Easter-y at all. I will need to try the other ones as well!!
Best For: everything, pedicures, classy, rich colors
I wanted to see the colors in person before I chose which one to buy, they blew me away! The colors are so much more beautiful in person! The 'Black Turquoise' shown on the website doesn't do the true color of it justice, you have to see it in person, I fell in love! But, I chose the 'Black Plum' first. There are so many colors that I will have to have. Today I'm ordering the 'Enchanted Garnet'. After seeing this shade in person I knew I had to have it. I hope they decide to keep all of these colors rather than have some of them as a Limited Edition as they are too lovely to ....go away! Caviar will be next on my list, I'm laughing while writing this as I realize how many I will have to own. Colors are richly pigmented and I have never had any problems with chipping. If you are on the fence about any of these shades I highly suggest that you see them in person, I'm sure you will be as happily surprised as I was. I also have to mention the color 'Viper', it's a stunning green that isn't too green or gaudy, it's just simply perfection. Thank You Estee lauder for creating such spectacular shades!
Just got nail lacquer in nouveau riche. Beautiful color. Painted just the tips of my nails with it and then did a clear coat over entire nail. Turned out nice. Especially nice for a party, but can be worn anytime.
I got it in chaos and I'm not happy with it. It is lovely colour, but it lasts only a couple of hours, then it disappears from the ends of the nails and looks bad, so have to take it off. The brush and package is perfect. Hope you can make a formula that lasts at least one day!
I tried the polish because I was looking for a intense color. I bought Blue Blood and I love the vibrant dark color, almost looks black (which is what I was looking for). Normally I wear very neutral colors but, wanted something new and on trend .... this definitely fits the bill.