I posted a swatch last week of Essie’s Dive Bar. I bought Trophy wife at the same time and in truth even I thought I was being a little ridiculous as they looked so similar but I assure you once applied.. they are not! Much as I love this colour in theory, on me it just doesn’t work. It’s too blue or too teal.. I don’t know. If I were tanned or of a darker complexion I think I’d love it but somewhere between the shade and the metallic finish it really doesn’t suite me. I used my trusty Rimmel matte top coat to frost the finish as you can see here and it was a little better but really.. I don’t think I’ll be reaching for this very often. It applies well and ticks all the other Essie boxes I just made a poor call when choosing from the stand. Dive Bar has that extra depth, maybe it’s the green? There’s just something more to it that I like more so if you were to find yourself in a Sophie’s Choice situation.. jus’ sayin’.
It’s so vibrant that I know there’ll be some of you that love it and in the photo’s I quite like it too but on my hands in winter.. just no.
Available from Boots & Superdrug stores nationwide for £7.99