Swatch: Essence Flashy Pumpkin

Hi everyone!

Today I have another Halloween-appropriate polish for you – Essence Flashy Pumpkin. I used this polish last week as the base for my bats and trees Halloween manicure. Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Essence Flashy PumpkinThis is 2 coats of Essence Flashy Pumpkin with a top coat. It does dry shiny on its own, I am just in the habit of using a top coat to help the polish dry faster and last longer. The polish is actually slightly brighter in person, and is a perfect bright Halloween orange. Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Essence Flashy PumpkinThe formula on this one is great – it still applied easily and smoothly even though it’s no longer a new bottle. Two coats for perfect opacity! For some reason it came out looking a little dusty on my swatch photos, but it is actually a pure, bright orange – check out the background on this nail art to get an idea of the brightness.

What do you think? Do you like wearing orange on your nails?

  • vonimoller

    That’s bright and hot

  • Annette

    Oh that’s looks ever so similar to Essie meet me at sunset which is my Halloween orange. I’m sorta getting used to wearing orange but its still more for nail art than choice. What about you?

    • paintedfingertips

      I don’t have many Essies, they’re a little out of my price range usually. For me wearing orange is also just for nail art purposes! I doubt I’ll wear it again until this time next year 🙂

  • Craftynail

    i love orange polish! mostly cremes though. shimmery warm oranges are just not my thing. but ‘where did suzi’s man-go’ is maybe my fave polish from 2014 !

    • paintedfingertips

      Honestly, oranges aren’t my favourite most of the time – I doubt I’d ever wear one on its own like this at any other time of year! I do like how it looks now that it’s on, but I’d just more likely grab a blue or purple 🙂