04 November, 2015

A classic Essie red: Fifth Avenue

The one thing I didn't mention in my last post was my manicure.  Dressing up as a 1940's dame for an evening meant that my mani had to be era appropriate too - and that means bright red - so I set about hunting/rummaging/ransacking through my collection and came up with Essie's Fifth Avenue as my perfect choice...

My mini sized bottle was one of a trio of Essie favourites in their Color Icons set that I snapped up a few months ago.  Fifth Avenue was "born in 2003" and has apparently thrived in Essie's lineup since! This polish is a classic orange-red cream with a high shine finish and the application has to be the best I've experienced with an Essie polish - perfectly smooth and not too thick (and goopy) or too thin (and watery) so it was very easy to control.  Though not really needed, I added my habitual quick drying top coat to get me out the door and on the way to the party with no mishaps.

All pictures taken in indirect daylight:

Until next time!


  1. I have this shade and love it, but Fifth Avenue has never looked so hot ! Looks absolutely stunning on you :)

    1. Awww thanks! It's because I'm so damn pale - just about everything pops on me! lol

  2. Classic is the perfect word for this shade, looking absolutely elegant on you :)

  3. Gorgeous red! I like this sort of red that has some warmth to it. :)

  4. This and a Dior have the best formula hands down of any polishes I own. It applies itself, I swear. And the colour? A-mazing. The only drawback is that it stains :(. Your great swatches drew my eye.


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