Essie Nail Colour in Where's My Chauffeur?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Okay, if you're a regular reader of this here blog, you'd know that I have a strong affinity for turquoise/aqua/blue nail polishes. I wasn't originally going to post about this one because it's from Essie's Winter 2012 collection, and we're already into the Spring and Resort stuff, but I couldn't help myself. I actually bought this a while ago, but didn't get around to wearing it until recently, and when I finally saw it on, I was like, "This is way too gorgeous not to post about." So, here I am, posting about it. 

Where's My Chauffeur? is a medium brightened robin's egg blue with aqua undertones in a cream finish. It has a fluid consistency without being too thick or too runny. It goes on smoothly and evenly, without any pulling, bubbling, or streaking. It has high pigmentation and will reach opacity in two medium coats. It is darker and more aqua than OCC's Pool Boy, brighter and more blue than China Glaze's For Audrey, and much less green than Dior's Saint-Tropez. I have always been on the lookout for the perfect Tiffany blue nail polish, and I seriously think I've found it in Where's My Chauffeur?. I don't think the photo above even does the colour justice; this is a serious stunner (and don't fret, you can still buy it here). What confuses me is its release in a winter collection — I respect that Essie wanted to do something unexpected for holiday rather than the typical shimmery, glittery shades (and there's nothing wrong with that, it's just predictable, you know?), but this colour is so summery, so reminiscent of Blue Curacao cocktails on a beach with the clearest turquoise waters, that I just feel like it's really oxymoronic in a winter collection. But, perhaps that was the point.
4 comments on "Essie Nail Colour in Where's My Chauffeur?"
  1. How the hell did I miss this shade??? That nail polish rut was insane. I need this!

    1. LOL! You really do need this shade! As someone who has WAY too many aqua/turquoise/blue nail polishes, I actually found this one to be quite unique. It's a straight-up robin's egg blue; it doesn't lean too green or too turquoise or too blue. SO GORGEOUS.

  2. Up until last year, I was sure that aqua shades looked terrible on my skintone. Since, I've picked up three aqua shades in varying degrees (For Audrey included) and surprized myself by loving them all. So, I'm thinking I probably need this...just to be sure. Right? Right.

    1. Girl, you NEED this colour. Seriously. You won't regret it. Promise.


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