This shade is sneaky – it doesn’t look like anything special among the other brillant Essie winter shades. And it is easy to get distracted by the new Nail Polish Essie Luxeffects Glitter Top Coat collection. But I am glad a simple look was on my mind last night. I didn’t reach for that festive cherry red, “Size Matters”. I wasn’t tempted by layering glitter (hangover from struggling to get that last glitter manicure off). I went for the subdued (what I thought was) green.
Talk about a pleasant surprise! I was guessing this was going to be a evergreen shade, but on my nails it is a charcoal, green/teal. School of Hard Rocks is unique but relatively understated compared to all that glitter out there. My manicure is mysterious and attention-getting – I’ve had loads of compliments. But not overly done or in your face. I love it.