Hey y'all. Beauty to us beauty enthusiasts means a lot more than just an irrational passion for makeup, shopping, and playing dress up. Not only do we believe in natural beauty and accentuating that natural beauty, but also our inner beauty, sense of femininity, identity, and health. A women's beauty includes the effects of life upon her body, i.e., motherhood, and it is all tied together - body, mind, and soul.
Today, I have a pinky lavender manicure to share in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. I posted a dusty pinky mauve manicure last week, Sephora by OPI Casting Call, so hope y'all will take a look at that post as well. However, this post is not just about wearing a shade of pink in honor of these women, but it is a way of showing support, creating a sense of unity, and spreading awareness. Make sure to take action - make a donation, give a hug, stay-strong for the one affected in your life, or take care of your own health and not take the present for granted.
Essie's Under Where was released as part of the Resort Collection, which included the popular Sunday Funday. Not to worry folks, I have observed that polishes from this collection are still available in some stores and of course online. Essie's Under Where is another one of those Essie polishes with a no-fuss formula. I have used two coats in the pictures below along with my holy grail top coat, which is Essie's Good to Go. Essie polishes are reputed for an extremely broad color range; its small, cute, non-bulky bottles; and lastly, longevity. By the time I am on my fourth or fifth day, which is typical when I like to remove my polish, I only have minimal chipping on my index finger.
So, what makes this shade unique? Essie's Under Where is a less pink, warmer version of OPI's Lucky Lucky Lavender (OLLL). For me it was a great alternative to OLLL. I did not fair well with the OLLL's formula, nor was I fond of its cotton candy / bubble gum pink appearance on my skin tone. If you are my skin tone, Essie's Under Where is the perfect, warm-toned, pinky lavender. It makes your hands look "warm" rather than "gray", which tends to happen to darker skin tones wearing cool toned shades. The warmth in this shade makes this wearable whether it be Spring or Fall (Autumn).
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