It’s an Essie French Affair this spring, and this week’s mani features “Topless and Barefoot” from the collection. One of three neutrals in the collection, Topless and Barefoot is a sandy peach that is surprisingly bright for being a neutral. The peach really stands out against my skin tone and in indoor fluorescent lighting it doesn’t feel so neutral. That said, I do like this shade but I wish it were a little more sheer. It’s a pretty thick polish that absolutely needs more than one coat, so for me it sort of lost that “topless and barefoot” feel.
Overall, I think this collection has a few s(t)and-out shades. Sand Tropez is my kind of netural, and I can’t wait until spring weather to break out Coat Azure. What does everyone else think of Essie’s French Affair?