Middle Aged Beauty Queen

50 Shades of Sunday ~ Demure Vix by Essie

Posted on: September 9, 2012

For those of you new to my blog, welcome! This is a series I do every Sunday. It’s where I use a polish from my collection that I have never worn, for whatever reason. It’s a way for me to use my polish, not just look at it, but wear it. I hope this inspires you to take a look at your collection and maybe wear one you haven’t. You’d be surprised at the gem you might find!

Today I have on demure vix by Essie. I bought this polish months ago at Ross. It was $1.99, a price not to be passed on. I also bought some other Essie that day including sand tropez, nice is nice and coat azure. These were all from the Spring 2011 Essie collection.
I really like this color and I think it is on trend for this fall. Seems like this fall it is all about the nudes and deep maroon colors. This color is also very reminiscent of a new polish from Deborah Lippmann called Modern Love. The photo below is Modern Love.

demure vix is more purple but it has as much depth and dimension as Modern Love. I like them both. demure vix has a slight shimmer and a slight purple/rose duo-chrome, which adds to the interest.
What is it with Essie polish and their formula? Essie is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get!Thanks for the quote, Forest, This started out fine, then in the middle of painting a nail a huge drop would find its way down the brush and onto the nail. So then I would take off as much polish as possible and it was streaky like no other. It wasn’t a difficult task to paint my nails but I don’t like that globbing thing this polish does. I think goopy is almost better than this. Especially when I was on the last coat, I did not want any globs! I guess that is the charm of Essie?
demure vix in sunlight.


I would give this polish 4 out of 5 stars. 4 might be pushing it because of the gooping, maybe 3.5. You guys know what I’m saying. I do love the color, I love the price, just not the formula. All that being said I might just wear this one for a few days!

This is me and my “boyfriend” circa 1977-79. Can you see how skinny I was in my size zero jeans? I thought I was fat and my “boyfriend” would always tell me I should do sit ups and go jogging to get off the extra weight. My “boyfriend” would order for me in restaurants, he would get me the dieter’s plate with cottage cheese. When I look at this picture today I am SOOO glad I moved back to Idaho in 1979 and away from the crazy “boyfriend”. I also wonder what the “boyfriend” looks like today. Somehow I think he is pretty much bald and overweight.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

6 Responses to "50 Shades of Sunday ~ Demure Vix by Essie"

Is this Demure Vixen?I could not find it and gave up and bought Lady Like which is similar but has no shimmer:(


I just had to check out which polish you chose for Sunday! Pretty, pretty!


It is demure vix. Jilly took my bottle of Lady Like. I was going to send you a photo of the two, lady like is more beige, demure vix is more purple. Not alike at all. I got this at Ross and it is from 2 springs ago so it might be hard to find. It was part of the French collection, where all the names had a French connotation. Lady like is pretty, you will likeit.:))

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Thanks Diane! Xoxo

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Beautiful polishes. Yikes though about the “boyfriend”. Sounds like you dodged a bullet there.


Thanks Indie! Yes, bullet definetly dodged! Funny how you look back and so, so happy about that but at the time I was heart broken! Ha!

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