I had been eyeing Essie’s “Lilacism” for quite some time and in my last trip to Ulta I finally picked it up. This light creme purple is just so classic and one of the few colors I feel like can still straddle the edge of being classic and modern at the same time. This is my first light purple, which is rather surprising because I have almost every color, and the reason I had to have this color is because it is just such a cult favorite. Every girl who raves about nail polish either picks this color or OPI’s “Done Out in Deco” as their favorite lavendar shades. The OPI is more muted, like a dusty lilac, while Essie is more vibrant.
Like I stated in my OPI Pirates Collection post, I can’t get into the Crackle craze. I have 2 different colors from 2 different brands and I still don’t LOVE these. I have “Lightning Bolt” on my toes right now and I’m not hating it as much as I hate it on my nails, but I’m still itching to take it off. I like the color combo, it was subtle and in my opinion very feminine, but I hated how my middle finger and index finger turned out. What most girls love about the crackle is that not every finger cracks the same, and thats half of what I hate about it. I don’t like how one or two nails will look exactly how I wanted the crackle to look, and then the rest don’t crack enough or the color is uneven or just looks sloppy.
Overall, I couldn’t even rock this for a full day, I had to take it off. From what I’m hearing from other nail polish junkies, the crackle is the coolest thing and they are grabbing up new shades like its canned food back on Dec 31, 1999. I’m not into it. But what do you guys think? Should I have left it on longer than a few hours? Am I crazy for not getting into this craze? And does anyone own/love lilacism?