Hello lovelies! If you’ve been following my recent beauty posts then you know that pastels are having a moment on Life with Laila right now and today’s post is no different. “Ciao Effect” by Essie is one of the newest additions to my nail polish collection but definitely a new favorite of mine as well.
Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s difficult to find the perfect pastel that also has good opacity with just 1-2 coats. “Ciao Effect” by Essie is perfect compromise. While its light purple shade is a hint darker than what I usually consider a pastel, the fact that it has amazing opacity with just one coat gives it an A+ in my books. So if you’re fed up with using pastel polishes that require 4 coats (or more) that never end up drying, and leaving you with a goopy manicure, I highly recommend you try out “Ciao Effect” by Essie.
If you saw my post on “Planks A Lot” by OPI from a couple weeks ago, then you might notice that these two polishes are very similar in color. If you’re looking for a light purple nail polish then one of these two will do as they are more or less the same. Both of them have really good opacity and I recommend both of them!
Of course, with a name like “Ciao Effect” I had to shoot this nail polish in Milan, Italy when I was there for a fun day trip this past weekend. If you’re looking for a good shopping destination, then I recommend you give Milan a visit if you’re ever nearby. There are tons of shops, restaurants, and busy city life as well!
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