Essie - Good as Gold


Essie recently released a metallic range of polishes and naturally, I made a bit of an impulse splurge at the drug store... and then promptly walked out feeling guilty and mad at myself for paying full price (imagine a Gollum vs. Sméagol moment in the parking lot of RiteAid. My precious!). Just buy your polish on Amazon, damnit, it's much cheaper!

Good as Gold is a pretty gold (duh) metallic, but I'm not sure it's right for my coloring. Despite some difficulties in achieving an even application, it wore well.. as per usual with Essie polishes. Unfortunately, I just never liked how it looked against my cool toned skin. I honestly wish there was some sort of invention or dial on our bodies where we could change our skin colors each day (and before you say it, I don't mean tanning beds!) because I'd honestly like to change up my skin color as much as I change my polish and my lipstick. Having said that, I think this would look BALLER on really dark or super tanned skin -- you win this time, ladies! Until I get a skin machine that will let me look like Grace Jones, I think I'm just going to keep this around as a tip color for more colored tip looks. In truth, I don't think I'll ever wear this alone on my nails again, so join me in remembrance of my $8. RIP $8. I should have listened to Sméagol.

[ in direct sunlight ]


  1. I actually think the gold is quite beautiful on against your skin! Perhaps to make it work for you, you can use it as a fun metallic tip with a dark green/black/burgundy (or "oxblood" if you're a hipster) - or like Anna's nails in this post:

  2. dude, you are the most hilarious person that I've ever subscribed :D I love your blog..and your style, too .)

  3. love this post chelsea hahahaha -

  4. Thanks for alerting me to the disparity between internet/RRP prices on nail varnish! Call me stupid but I had no idea. Now the idea of owning OPI 'Jade is the New Black' doesn't seem like quite such a stupid notion. I actually like the pale gold shade on you, I think it looks quite ethereal. A more orangey gold would be dreadful, I grant you, but I think that shade is really pretty. xxx