Essie Nail Lacquer in Russian Roulette Review and Swatches

Essie Nail Lacquer in Russian Roulette Swatch
Essie Nail Lacquer in Russian Roulette

This week's manicure is brought to you by the Walgreen's in Town Center Plaza, Leawood, Kansas! I'm a California girl, but I was in KS last weekend for my boyfriend's sister's wedding. I missed the manicure I was supposed to attend with the bridal party, so I ran into the nearest drugstore and grabbed a bottle of polish from one of my favorite brands, Essie.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Russian Roulette($8) is a bright red cream with orange undertones. It's not a spectacularly unique shade, but I thought it would go well with my retro-inspired dress from Stop Staring Clothing. My dress is slightly above-the-knee, but the website seems to only be selling this longer version currently. You get the idea:

Image from Stop Staring Clothing

I paired this dress with nude, peep-toe wedges to keep the look summery. I was in such a rush to get ready that I smeared polish on my hands, as evidenced in the picture. I also only painted my first three toenails since they were the only ones visible in the peep-toes!

After I cleaned up the mess I made of my hands, Essie Nail Lacquer in Russian Roulette finished off my look quite well. The shade is nothing earth-shattering, but it is a great, reliable retro red. I will definitely be pulling this one out whenever red nails are needed, or if I get a chance to wear my Stop Staring dress again!

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