This is a weird one to me :P I'm sure everyone has a different take on what they see to be "feminine". I don't really have my own definition of it. I've never seen a manicure and thought "jaysus that looks awful masculine" :P
I think this looks pretty delicate and feminine. Essence Cookies and Cream is part of the Nude Glam collection. This is the older bottle but they have released them in the new bottle too so you can definitely pick them up still. I used this as the basis for challenge number one. I have on three coats but it looked gorgeous with two.
Application was perfect. Essence always dry really quickly so I use them in nail art a fair bit. This looks far better with my skintone in natural light. It gets dark in Ireland around 4pm now so it's very hard to get pictures done in time. I tend to paint my nails around 8pm most nights just because it reduces the risk of smudging them in the shower or doing the dishes etc.
I think there are 7 different polishes in the nude glam collection. I have 5 of them and I am hoping to pick up another one soon. The last 2 polishes are the exact same colour but one has a shimmer in it which I'm not fussed about.
The only downside is the new bottle :P I love the brush (it's the same one as catrice so it works well for me) but the bottle is just not attractive to me at all. They cost €1.79 each which is a fair price! They are brilliant quality and rarely chip on me after a week of wear.