Friday, June 8, 2012

Essie Ole Caliente and some color blocking

Hello loves! I've been slacking again from my blogging duties but it has been a busy and stressful week for me so I apologize. I guess posting during the week is not really my thing, but I will do it more on weekends. Today's post is about a hot polish. The name they chose is perfect for this one because it's like fire on your nails. Enter Essie Ole Caliente! 

Where do I even start? This is from the Spring 2012 collection by Essie but it's not a spring color at all. It screams summer to me. It is so bright and vivid that my pictures don't do it justice. You will not be seeing any light box pictures of this one because they didn't come out true to color. The natural light ones are pretty accurate I would say.

in the sun
Ole Caliente is a hot coral creme. It's more of an orengey coral and on me it looks totally orange. I really like this polish but unfortunately I hate how it looks on my skin tone. I'm sure I'm gonna love it on the toes though. Application is ok and I used 2 coats to get it opaque. It dries really fast and to a glossy finish, so my pictures show it without any top coat. 

As I said, I didn't like how my hands looked with just this on so I wanted to do some nail art to make it work. Since it is such a bright color I immediately thought of color blocking. I used some striping tape I got off ebay as guides and painted with Astor Fashion Studio 070. It was my first time using striping tape and I needed a bit of practice. My right hand didn't turn out so great so I'm showing you my left hand. 

I would have liked for the blue polish to be a little more opaque because the coral was showing trough it in some places. I really liked this color combo but I think this manicure looked a lot better in my head than in reality. 

All in all, I have mixed feelings about this manicure. I do love this polish and I think I'm gonna wear it a lot on my toes this summer. I hope that getting a bit tanned will make it look better on my fingers too. 


  1. I like it Mihaela!! It's definitely different. Ole Caliente is so gorgeous!!

  2. Wow, what a beautiful colour on you Mihaela, think it looks lovely!

  3. Thank you Marisa! I'm glad you like it!

  4. Thanks love! Well it does look decent in the pictures but in reality not so much. My skin is too cool toned.


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