Be patient in the process of polishing cause its a pain in the butt! But totally worth it! Such a beautiful. Color.
This color is a commitment. It takes HOURS and HOURS to dry. But the results are gorgeous if you're up for the waiting period. The problem is also that it takes about 3 coats to hit the peak level of milkiness. But I just don't have that much time normally. It was still kind of tacky in its consistency 4 hours after application. I can't do that too often.
Took 5 coats to get it to even out, but it is well worth the time. Such a pretty and wearable white.
i bought this because i thought it would be more opaque than essie allure however i find the coverage the same the only difference is the undertones. marshmallow is cooler & more white whereas allure is warmer with slighly more yellow undertone. i dont understand how one can be an essie "3" coverage & the other a 5!!! makes no sense.
apart from that, the quality is good, stays for 5 days with a good topcoat (i use OPI start to finish) & the consistency is gel-like & really good.
i wouldnt recommend purchasing both colours though, choose either the warmer or cooler undertone.
Love!!! This is even better than Funny Bunny by OPI, IMO. It has replaced French Lingerie by Rimmel as my absolute favorite polish. A milky, sheer white, it build to a perfect finish in two coats, creates a beautiful french manicure if used on tips, and wears for at least a few days with no chipping. I change my polish frequently, and I have found myself leaving this on for 5-7 days at a time because I love it so much. It is classy, nude, and perfect for the office. It is NOT an opaque, "wite out" type of white shade, so if you are looking for that, choose Blanc by Essie instead.
For me, Marshmallow is perfect. I got it because I was looking for a good white for non-French manicure usage, and this one's more of a soft eggshell, not as stark or glaring as say, Essie's Blanc. It's modern and clean without being boring, and it dries (takes awhile) to a nice glossy, milky finish. I applied a very thin first coat, so I needed three coats to even it out, but you might be able to get away with two if you're careful. For those who require 100% opacity when it comes to polish, I wouldn't recommend Marshmallow as there's some visible nail line after three coats. Otherwise, this is an ideal white that works well for a classy French manicure, a jelly sandwich, or just by itself.
This was the most annoying polish to use, it was thick and streaky. It dried incredibly slow but the color itself was lovely I just wish it was better quality.
Ugh!! After reading some of these reviews and how some people liked it, i think i bought a defected bottle. I was looking for a creamy white color and marshmallow sounded like a beautiful summer color. white nailpolishes is so trendy right now and looks good on other people. After i bought this at cvs i went home to try it right away. right when i put it on, it came out really clear and really sheer. I put another coat and it wasnt getting as white as the color on the bottle. Three coats later, i gave up. I love essie nailpolishes, but this color, i regret buying.
This color is my holy grail for a fast polished mani - pedi. It's a very bright milky white color, it really suits variuos skin tones and with tannes skin is a must. I've used for a french manicure but I prefer a rosy tone as Ballet Slippers.
I bought this polish so I could do a half moon mani. The mani attempt didn't turn out well, but it wasn't the polishes' fault. I just need more practice and to bee less of a perfectionist.
As far as the polish goes I like that it doesn't look like white out, but it can be streaky if you don't apply it carefully. I don't hate this polish and I think I will give it a try on its own because I hate buying beauty products I don't use and it is better than a "white out" white polish.
I wasn't wowed by this polish, but I don't hate it. I would just say it is average. I am sure you can do a lot with this polish, but I don't foresee myself using it a lot. Overall I would give it more of a 3.5 rating.
Update: This is the 2nd most finicky polish I had ever used. It is goopy and streaky. I applied it to my nails all over and while the final color isn't bad I don't think I will be using this polish much. Such a disappointment because I usually really like Essie polish.