Bahama Mama

by Hanne on August 27, 2012

I absolutely love the color of this nail polish from Essie - rich dark gorgeous plum, which is perfect for this time of the year.  I think it’s classy, elegant and I feel sophisticated when I wear it.

Two coats gives a fully opaque color, a bit darker than the color in the bottle

Two coats in different lighting

I like how it’s not a regular dark red color, it’s definitely a purple-magenta color that is a little bit different. This is a cream color and has no shimmer/glitter to it. I find Bahama Mama to be pretty sheer with the first coat, but by the second it is fully opaque.

What do you guys think? Have you tried this nailpolish (or similar ones) from Essie?

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Rachel August 27, 2012 at 11:40

This is on my toes right now, and it has to be one of my all time favourite Essie shades – my best friend used mine and now she is obsessed, went out to buy herself a bottle when it had barely dried!
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Hanne August 28, 2012 at 21:58

Hehehe good to hear I’m not the only one who is obsessed with this nail polish! :)

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Constanze August 27, 2012 at 13:26

Love love love this colour!!! ♥
xx
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Hanne August 28, 2012 at 21:59

Me too!! :D

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Lau August 27, 2012 at 13:37

It really is a very pretty colour. I’m more of a red girl, but I think I would totally like this purplish red, and I completely agree that these kind of colours look classy and elegant ^^
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Hanne August 28, 2012 at 21:59

Yes and I think this type of color is perfect for fall! :D

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thebeautyheroes August 27, 2012 at 17:43

Such a pretty colour especially with September around the corner x
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Hanne August 28, 2012 at 22:00

Yes, exactly what I thought too! :)

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Camille-A August 27, 2012 at 18:11

I love the brand Essie ! Your nailpolish is a pretty shade, perfect for fall !
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Hanne August 28, 2012 at 22:00

Exactly! ;)

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Emma B August 27, 2012 at 20:10

I have the “Sole mate” from essie!
Bahama Mama and Sole Mate are similar colors!
I love the essie nail polish!

bisous jolie Hanne!

Emma

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Hanne August 28, 2012 at 22:00

I’ll definitely check out “sole mate” :) I love Essie too!
Xx

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Marina(Makeup4all) August 28, 2012 at 09:39

Gorgeous, my kind of colour!
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Hanne August 28, 2012 at 22:01

:)

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Julie August 28, 2012 at 10:06

Hey !
I love this one, wonderful (y)
I have nearly the same color of red nail polish, a Bourjois named “escarpin” (what a beautiful name by the way). Dark red color is the sweetest red nails polish, I am convinced :)
However, how do you manage to remove this one, I feel terrible when I see my little beauty on the fingers/ skin after the solvent step..
I hope you’ll be here and take a few time to answer my question, because of my “accident”, I’ve only weared mine once ! Such a sad affair ;)
XXX
P.S Do not pay attention to spelling mistakes, I am French

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Hanne August 28, 2012 at 22:04

Hi there,
I haven’t tried nail polishes from Bourjois yet, maybe it’s about time I do! :) I love dark red polish too! I hope Marine’s answer helped you a bit ;) Xx

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Chloé August 28, 2012 at 12:19

The nail polish is so elegant,I love the colour and I will buy it as well :)
I hope you don’t mind if I ask:I saw your beautiful pictures on Instagram and wanted to know in which hotel you stayed in Chantilly exactly?I would also like to go there some day with my boyfriend,since it seems to be perfect for a weekend getaway :) Merci par avance!

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Hanne August 28, 2012 at 22:05

You definitely should try it! :)
The castle we stayed at is called Chateau de la tour and is located a few kilometers from the center of Chantilly. It’s really beautiful there and the food at the hotel’s restaurant is delicious! :)

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Marine August 28, 2012 at 14:05

Such a beautiful color !!
@Julie : après l’étape du dissolvant je prends un coton tige pour frotter les parties de l’ongle que je n’ai pas pu atteindre avec le coton. ça marche assez bien en général. Je termine avec un coton imbibé d’huile d’amande douce pour enlever les résidus de dissolvant…
Have nice day !

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Hanne August 28, 2012 at 22:07

Thank you sweetie! :)

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melanie August 28, 2012 at 15:02

ooohhhhh so pretty!

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Hanne August 28, 2012 at 22:07

Yes, isn’t it? :D

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Rock-Your-Beauty August 28, 2012 at 18:12

It’s typically the kind of colour that I love! Bisous
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Hanne August 28, 2012 at 22:07

You should definitely give it a try! ;)

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Marie Working Girl August 28, 2012 at 21:08

OK I NEED this nail polish!!! I love the color, I don”t have a color like this, so I need it :)

I’ve already bought 2 lipsticks and the Chanel Luminous Bronzing Powder in Sable Rose 917 because of you. I should not read your blog! lol ;)
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Viola September 2, 2012 at 10:14

I love this color, too! But I decided to buy Angora Cardi. Its a little bit more violet.
But perhaps I’ll buy Bahama Mama, too. Its a great color for autumn.
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Hanne September 2, 2012 at 18:32

I’ll check out Angora Cardi! :)

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