I have such an affinity for rose-red polishes, and Long Stem Roses is no exception. It's a bright pink-based red loaded with fine silver shimmer. When I first saw this one in the bottle, I was afraid that the silver ribbons were going to translate into frostiness, but that is totally not the case. On the nail, the shimmer is very subtle. There is a tad bit of pearl to the finish, but it's very wearable.
The formula was perfect, and I was able to reach opacity in 2 coats. It does suck up topcoat a little bit, so you may need to apply an extra coat of topcoat (in my picture, I used 2 coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri).
Long Stem Roses had been in Essie's line up for awhile (it was one of my first Essie lemmings that I never actually filled until recently), but it looks like it's since been discontinued. However, it is still available online at Beauty Stop Online.
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