February 15, 2013

Essie- Silken Cord [Swatch]


How was everyone's Valentine's Day?  Are you guys sick of reds and pinks yet? Well too bad, I'm not done with them until Saturday- Buahaha!

Today I have a nice, clean red to show you: Essie- Silken Cord.  I think this is the first Essie polish I've shown on Polish Hound, which is a shame because I do really like the brand!



Silken Cord is a gorgeous, bright, Chinese red jelly-creme hybrid.  It definitely has red-orange undertones, but is still a cool red, somehow, to my eye.  Hmm, I'll just let you decide from the pictures.

Artificial light, two coats:


Mixed artificial & natural daylight:


Window-filtered daylight:


Shiny, shiny.



Outside, shade:




Sun:


It looks much warmer in the sun, as most polish does.

Formula:  On the thick side, flows over nail easily, self-levels beautifully- very forgiving.  Not quite perfectly opaque in two coats, but no one else will spot the VNL other than me, so I wore it at two!

One thing to note is that it does want to stain your skin and cuticles when you go to remove it, so beware.

4 comments:

  1. This is my go-to red, I love it :) Your swatches are so beautiful x

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  2. I love this red, one of my favorites, and I have a bunch of reds ;)

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