Beauty Fave: Essie Truth or Flare

essie polish, essie truth or flare, blue nail polish, dusty blue nails essie polish, essie truth or flare, blue nail polish, dusty blue nails essie polish, essie truth or flare, blue nail polish, dusty blue nails, essie truth or flare dark skin Confession time: I am obsessed with this nail polish color. Last week I saw it on Lily’s blog and then on Tamira’s blog and I had to have it. Normally when I see something I like I add it to my wishlist (aka Pinterest) and then maybe I’ll buy it down the line, or maybe I won’t. This was different though- the very next day I went to three different drugstores until I tracked this polish down. I think it’s the prettiest shade of dusty blue and *I don’t have any other color like it (*justifications of a nail polish addict). I did really nice, thin layers and it took me three coats to get it look like it does in these pictures. I said it on my instagram, but I’ll say it here too- a new nail polish is my go-to solution for a quick pick-me-up. A fresh manicure is always an instant mood booster for me!

Tell me: What’s the last color you painted your nails with?

(nail polish- Essie Truth or Flare)


  • sartorialsidelines

    I really love that color as well – it’s been a awhile since I’ve tracked down a product like that but I’ve definitely done it!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

    • Nnenna

      Thank you Courtney! Glad to know I’m not the only one who’s done that! :)

  • Angel Y.

    Absolutely love this! I’ve gotten a similar color as well and I love it!

    • Nnenna

      Thank you Angel! What color did you get?

  • heather

    OOO i love this color! I totally agree, a new nail polish is always my go to for a pick me up…along with a new lipstick. I’m in no short supply of either one. LOL


    • Nnenna

      Thanks Heather! Nail polish and lip products are my favorite beauty products too! :)

  • Emily Spada

    Hmmm….I think I need to have this one too. I appreciate a blue like this. The last colors I had (and still have, though it’s currently chipping) were OPI Malaga Wine and OPI Metallic 4 Life on my ring finger.

    • Nnenna

      Oh, those are both such pretty colors (and I love the name “Malaga Wine” which reminds me of Spain :)

  • Jane

    i painted my nails in yellow but they are already chipping. but i love your color! so spring!

    • Nnenna

      Thank you Jane! Yellow sounds nice- I was looking for a pale yellow color myself :)

  • Natalie

    Essie is 100% my go-to for nail colors, and I’m loving this one!! Such a fan of pretty blues for spring and summer. It’s fun having some pop when I’m in office-wear during the day :)

    • Nnenna

      Thank you Natalie! Yes, I love having a pop of color on my nails too :)

  • Jourdin

    Love this color, but I just bought “find me an oasis” so I should probably calm down on the blue nail polish.

    • Nnenna

      Ahh, that color’s so pretty too! I say you can never have enough nail polish ;)

  • Jenmarie

    Ha! I definitely know the feeling of having to go out and buy something! The color is beautiful, glad you were able to find it :)

    • Nnenna

      Thank you Jenmarie :)

  • Katrina Sophia

    lush colour! the last colours I painted my nails were red with glitters for Christmas

    Katrina Sophia Blog

    • Nnenna

      Thank you! Red glitter is so festive and perfect for the holidays- I love it! :)

  • Rowena @ rolala loves

    Sometimes there are items that you just have to have :) It’s a great color for spring and looks really pretty on you.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • Nnenna

      Thanks so much Rowena! :)

  • nancy @ adore to adorn

    Such a fresh color indeed. I adore it!

    • Nnenna

      Thank you Nancy!

  • Alisha B.

    It was Essie “Bikini so teeny” I love this color too!

    • Nnenna

      Thank you! Essie has so much lovely colors, it’s hard not to buy all of them! :)

  • Lyddiegal

    I am so guilty of seeing things on bloggers then running out and buying them – this is a great color, and for a polish addict, I can see why it was so easy to pull the trigger.

    Chic on the Cheap

    • Nnenna

      Thank you Lydia! Yes, we bloggers are always encouraging each other to buy more things ;)

  • Alexandra – Glam O’Clock

    Hi! Thanks for your sweet comment on the blog! I spotted this nailpolish on Lily’s blog too! It suits you really well!!! Xo, Alexandra

    O’Clock | Beauty Fashion Wellness Lifestyle Blog

    • Nnenna

      Thank you so much Alexandra! :)

  • Nan // Simply Elegant

    I just spotted this picture on your instagram, by chance I used the exact same essie color last night while I painted my nails. And I loved it, I usually lean more to pinks, reds and purples, but I am loving this blue!

    • Nnenna

      Cool! I really do love this color. Blue is my favorite color and I don’t have any other polish like this one!