The First Fall Nails

Essie Bordeaux

With cooler weather comes a return to dark nails for me. As much as I try not to let my colour choices be limited by the seasons, I’ve tried wearing deep reds and blues in July and I just wasn’t feeling it.

But once September rolls around, and especially after we get over those 25°C+ days, dark nails just feel right. Read more!

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Review: Formula X for Sephora Sticky Base Coat

Sephora Formula X Base Coat

Apparently, sticky base coats are where it’s at.

A few brands make them – there’s Orly Bonder (and the Quo/Orly collab version), CND Stickey – they seem to garner quite the cult following.

My Butter London base coat was on its last legs – it was getting hard to spread, and even polish thinner couldn’t save it. I had had quite a nice experience with Formula X’s “Curiosity” – it’s since become my go-to red. I was also interested in trying a sticky base coat, and Sephora’s is readily available to me, unlike Orly or CND. Read more!