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Work Friendly Nails :)

Yay! I'm back with nail polishes!
I've been neglecting my polishes for a while, but recently they have sparked my interest again. So might as well continue on my goal to have a large database of nail polish swatches on my blog.

Today's color is an extremely work-friendly color. I think it's a very sophisticated and mature color that could never go wrong. It doesn't scream for attention, but it doesn't turn your fingers into mannequin fingers either.
It's essie's Lyford Lilac! :)

Isn't the color beauuuuuuuuuuutiful? :) I love toned down, not-so-over-the-top (I call them 'practical') colors, and this is one of those colors. The color is a pink/mauve/lilac color all mixed together. In really life (without the camera flash and in indoor setting) it looks like it has a bit of brownishness in it too.

Here's my opinion on the polish itself.

Application: A bit watery (like most essie polishes).
Intensity: A bit sheer (needs 2-3 coats for a completely opaque look)
Finish: Cream (no glitters)
Lasting Power: 2 - 4 days with top coat before chipping starts
Color: Exactly the same as in the bottle

Some people say that it's a dupe of OPI's Barefoot in Barcelona, luckily I have the nail polish, so I compared the two :) In my humble opinion, the two aren't really comparable. As you can see in the picture below, BIB is more on the dark reddish-brown color, and Lyford Lilac has much more of a light mauve/lilac tone to it.

I think they are completely different, but if you're looking for a color that's ballpark in that brown/mauve/dusty pink shade, I guess either polishes could be okay.

* swatch photos : 2 coats + top coat
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