February 23, 2012

Essie-Armed and Ready

Hey guys. Sorry it's been a little while. Been quite busy. School, as always, is kicking my butt. And I finally got a new computer. Woot! But I've been playing  around with it more than doing anything with my nails unfortunately. Hopefully that'll end soon. If only school could get itself in line. Oh well.
Armed and Ready is a polish I've been eyeing since seeing swatches of it in early January. I finally bit the bullet and just purchased this for full price at my local drugstore. It's a greenish/brownish/greyish creme with dark gold/copper shimmer. I can't even begin to describe how pretty this is. When the light hits it just right the shimmer really pops. I used two coats here and it needed both (first coat was streaky). A&R dried fast. Like, super "I just put on a quick dry top coat" fast. Well, maybe not that fast, but still fast enough where I didn't put on a top coat. Still don't have one on and after two days my polish haven't chipped yet (which is a minor miracle as y'all know).
I love this polish. Love it. Again, I got this from my local drugstore for the regular retail price, and I'm happy with it. I've sung the praises of the Essie drugstore formula before and I'll continue to. It's fantastic and I've never had this much success using their salon formula polishes (actually, has anyone noticed a difference between the salon Essie polishes and the drugstore version?) If you like these type colors I highly recommend getting it. Very nice. 


  1. This looks great on you! I need this color...its right up my alley!

    1. Aww, thank you! It's a great polish. Get it!