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769 products

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73% would repurchase

Recent Essie Reviews

Polishes -Essie -After School Boy Blazer

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An excellent Navy Blue from Essie. Color applies well despite the crappy Essie brush. I can get it almost opaque in one coat. Since it's nearly black I used two coats of base coat to keep it from staining, and my precaution paid off. I had been wanting this polish since it first came out and I'm glad that I finally got to try it. This will be great for the fall and winter.

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Polishes -Essie -Starter Wife

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This is warmer than Mademoiselle, but has a similar application and effect, which is to say smooth and clean looking. Minimal streaking with 3 coats. It’s very “mannequin hands” on my light-medium/neutral-yellow undertone in some lighting, but it can also appear like my polish has just yellowed. I can see it working for darker and warmer skin tones. As for me, I will stick to Mademoiselle!

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Polishes -Essie -For the Twill of It

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First off, I am a huge fan of duochrome nail polishes. Essie's For the Twill of It is one of my favorites. For the longest time, I put off buying this one due to the price. However, once I finally gave in and bought it, I keep finding myself coming back to it throughout the year. In outdoor lighting, I find that it looks mostly purple with a greenish-blue cast to it. Just when I think it couldn't get any prettier, I go to harsh fluorescent lighting and it is just as captivating but with more depth as the peacock feather shades look even darker and more complex. Truly oilslick and it is divine! Yet hard to explain. In my dim bedroom lighting, interestingly, it looks mostly like gun metal dark silver. I think shape shifter would have been a more appropriate name for this polish.
I basically can't stop staring at my nails at that point. The application is even and beautiful. It dries quickly and the brush is the perfect size to make this any easy one to apply. It takes about three coats to get it to be completely solid in color. After a little experimentation, I found that layering this shade over Sinful Color's Mauvelous, makes it last longer and doesn't seem to change the color of this. LOOOOOVE this one. Will buy again and again.

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Top/Base Coats -Essie -Good to Go Rapid Dry + Shine Top Coat

on 1/10/2018 8:35:00 PM

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Let's start with a disclaimer that none of Essie products ever worked for me. When I think of it I wonder why do I still keep trying more and more things from the brand.
Essie Good to Go dries slower than a Seche Vite, it takes about 15-20 minutes for the hands and about 40-50 minutes for the feet before I can put the shoes on. I'd be okay with that, but it makes any nail polish chip within 24 hours, sometimes with the parts of my nails. It seems to me that fair name for the product must be 'Good to Go and destroy your nails'.
Butter London, OPI, Gosh and Deborah Lippmann polishes are all chipped within 24 hours, even my toes that usually never chip had to be redone in a week. This top coat shrinks and peels off the tips of my nails within hours, capping the nail doesn't help. Strong adhesion of the polish to a base or the nail doesn't help either, I can have a big chunk of top coat with a smaller part of the polish and even a little part of the nail hanging all together and trying to separate from the rest. This top coat with its strong desire to shrink and peel off thas ruined my nails!
Disastrous product!


Polishes -Essie -Go With The Flowy

on 1/7/2018 6:13:00 AM

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Go With The Flowy appears in the bottle to be a neutral grey with subtle shimmer. On my skin tone (Nc15) it did pull a bit more blue, still grey but blue based rather than neutral, and the shimmer barely showed up, even under indoor lighting and bright sunlight. The colour itself was pretty though, but it was disappointed by the lack of shimmer. The formula was good, it applied easily without streaks or bald patches and was opaque in two coats. It dried easily and to a somewhat shiny finish, but this one definitely needs topcoat to make it very shiny. It wore well, lasting around 4 days when paired with base and top coat. I was very heavy on my hands when wearing this so I was pleased with the wear time. Overall it’s a pretty colour but I wouldn’t repurchase.

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