Friday, November 20, 2009

NOTD: Essie Mink Muffs

After having Essie's Mint Candy Apple on my nails for week or so, I felt that I needed something a little less cheerful on my tips. Mink Muffs was one of the colors I ordered from when Mint Candy Apple was released (see photos @ this post). I've already tried MCA, loved it, and also loved Chinchilly.

Mink Muffs, from the Fall 2009 Collection, is described on the website as "Classy and refined, this smoky plush taupe is just as soft, silky, and chic as your favorite pair of mink muffs".

Ok, so I've never owned a pair of mink muffs (although those would be pretty sweet right now). Check out this pair from Etsy. But the description of a "smoky plush taupe" is pretty accurate. The polish went on really smoothly and it was very opaque after two coats. Although I do feel like it seems a bit darker on my nails than it does on the bottle. I do think this is a great alternative to the grey polish that I've enjoyed wearing lately. And of course I always top off whatever polish I'm wearing with Poshe quick dry top coat. This has been a godsend to me! I always do my nails at night, and am always impatient about waiting for them to dry before I go to bed, and always woke up the next morning with little marks on my nails. This top coat really works, I just have to wait a few minutes and then I'm good to go.

You can buy Mink Muffs at at this link!

I have the day off so I'm in cleaning/organizing/studying mode, which pretty much means I will be wearing sweatpants all day. I may decide to put on real clothes eventually, but we shall see. =) Happy Friday everyone!


  1. what a great colour!

  2. I've been wearing this this week too! I love it—though it was much harder for me to apply than my usual light shades and I had to get used to seeing it on my hands. Now after 5 days I'm totally used to it but I think I'll have to redo them this weekend as they are starting to look craggy.

  3. Just got my MCA today, wish I ordered Mink Muffs and Chinchilly.

  4. What a fun and elegant touch to a look. That would muff would make an fancy ensemble look positively regal!