|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I finally got my hands on my #1 lemming. Essie Starry Starry Nights. I can't give an opinion on price and such as I only got the chance to have this from a very sweet friend and got it through trading but I will review it's wear and thoughts on today.
I am so surprised at how long it lasts on the nail. Essie polishes do not normally stay on as long as say my OPI's. It's been 5 days and I haven't even had a chip, my hands are pretty busy I have not babied it. I used my normal OPI base coat and my China Glaze Fast Forward top coat. So back when this was made it was done really well becuase it's still on and going strong. That is a good thing considering what people go through just to have it.
This polish is much more breath taking in the daylight or good lighting. Don't look at light box photos and think that's how it will be at all times. Sitting in my living room it's just a dark shade. If I am out in the sun or under some ceiling lights it starts to shine through. The layers of jelly and glitter do their thing.
The application is not easy. I would love to keep it to just two coats as I like the lighter shade but it's streaky. You can't go from one side and then back to the other or you will pull polish off with it. And it's got the old Essie thin brush. If you are patient and do 3 light coats it's just fine.
People will notice some bottles say NightS and some simply Night. Please don't pass up a bottle becuase of the S. It was released more then one time but both are the same polish, it's not a knock off. In fact reading on the web and here it seems Essie did make mistakes like this in other colors as well. I would hate for someone to miss their chance becuase of the discrepancy between Night and Nights. It's the same polish by Essie before they were bought out. Also if you call Essie, while they are really nice people, they won't have information on SSN becuase it was discontinued long before the company switched hands. It's their most called about color but there is nothing they can do. They won't re-release it and they don't have information except it's name.
I wanted this for years, I spent a lot of time and money just searching for this polish in every salon and beauty supply store I came across. I never found it. It was only through sheer luck and a super sweet friend that I got my hands on a new, never used bottle. Now that I have it, I plan on trying to re-create and then give the recipe out in as many places as possible. I know there are some out there but many say they do not own SSN and are taking a guess. I hope I can get as close as possible if not exact becuase if I could I would give a bottle of SSN to every girl who was wanting it like I did.
Which brings me to this... Is she as beautiful as people claim? Yes! Is it worth hurting yourself financially to finally have it? No. It's still just a bottle of paint and glitter. There are some amazing polishes out there, times have given us really beautiful stuff. Do not hurt yourself financially for it. This is coming from a Nail Junky who tried for 2 years for this polish. It's beautiful but it's not worth financial pain and the gouging going on. No polish is.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I didn't want to fall into the hype surrounding SSN... but ahhh then one glorious day! ... This polish is truly beautiful. I like to think of it as a "universe in a bottle". Before I thought of this as a back up to Chanel Ciel de Nuit, but now I'm not so sure anymore! This is as beautiful as its dupe. I do think they are dupes except that SSN has a darker jelly base. When I wear this, it last for DAYS!... and rightfully so because I do not want to waste its beauty!
If you can find it, grab it up for sure! There must be a few of these left collecting dust ... somewhere!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this as a gift YEARS ago, before I was real big into polish. I decided to try it tonight and OMG I have seen the light!!!
Yes, it takes 3 coats but it is so worth it! The midnight blue w/ sivler sparkles is 100% worth the work!!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was lucky enough to find a few bottles in a beauty supply store. It is worth the hype. It is a gorgeouse blue with shimmers that float to the top. I need four coats. This polish usually last me six days with no chips (yes I do my own housework) Dont give up, you just might find a bottle somewhere on a dusty shelf.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Hello GORGEOUS-NESS! Starry Starry Night is one of the more unique polishes in my stash! It's a stunning navy absolutely infused with silver micro-glitter. This polish will always be and has always been my New Years Eve pedi color (decked out w/ a couple crystal rhinestones)! This is also a wonderful tip color if you're craving vampy (but not black) and want something with spark, shine and originality! Applies wonderfully, and wears even better! This polish has been discontinued for a while which is tragic .. I've stockpiled this shade and have several bottles because I never want to be without it. Absolutely gorgeous and unlike anything I've ever seen!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I received this in a swap and absolutely adore this. It is a gorgeous blue nail polish with blue and silver microglitter. The blue is a dark blue, and a true blue at that, no green, no purple, just blue and it does look like the night sky.
Everyone has commented on how gorgeous this is and I think it's the best nail polish I own and am desperately seeking a back-up.
It is loved by everyone too, everyone comments when I wear this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
After searching for this for a couple of years and not wanting to be gouged by ebay prices or by Essie.com (true story!) I finally received it as an EXTRA in a swap from a LOVELY mua-er. Despite my excitement, I never got around to trying it until this past weekend. It was my birthday weekend and I thought that this would be the perfect color- it was!
I used 3 coats of this... with almost every polish I use 3 coats because the lighting in my room where I paint is bad and I always notice sheer spots in other lighting so just to be safe I usually do 3. In fairness though, I don't think that the 3rd coat was extraneous. It applies slightly sheer, but nothing major or annoying.
The base color is a beautiful navy blue. Definitely not black looking at all like some other navy blues I have tried. And the silver glitter in this polish is AWESOME!!! It didn't look gawdy or flashy. In the sun it sparkled like nothing else! I agree with other reviewers about the fact that this does really give the effect of a starry night!
I wore this one for about 3 days and had no chips and minor minor barely there tipwear. I find that all Essies last this well on me, this one being no exception. I also feel the need to add that this removed with no problems at all! I usually dread DREAD removing polish, glitters especially and this one was fortunately not a work out at all in that department!
All in all, this is a WONDERFUL polish. If you can get your hands on it (without selling your soul) then go for it!
Also, as a side note, Maybelline Twinkle Twinkle is similar but not quite the same. This one is discontinued/htf as well but I just thought I'd put it out there!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is definitely one of the best and most complex shades ever made. Soooo beautiful but, as previous reviewers have noted, needs at least 3 coats but I've been starting to do that with alot of my polishes. A third coat just adds a little something extra to the color. From far away this just looks like a dark polish. Up close, it looks like a navy blue sky just full of stars, some further away, some closer. So lovely and this is very HTF but if you can get your hands on it, don't hesitate!!! It's a keeper for sure.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Iíve had this one in my stash for a while and after applying it last night I wondered why I waited so long to try it out. This is a fabulous color! The base is a dark navy blue creme (noticeably blue on the nail) loaded with tiny silver glitter and looks nice and vampy against my lighter skin. The glitter isnít chunky and it doesnít make the polish thick or gritty, but it adds fabulous depth as you build up the layers. There also isnít too much of it. Iíve used other glitter polishes and the glitter is so overwhelming you canít see any of the base color. This isnít the case with SSN. The blue is very visible and the glitter is small enough to only be there for effect.
Application is sheer but I agree with the previous reviewer who said the formula needs to be sheer in order for this to look right. I think this really needs to be built upon layer by layer for the effect to work. The first layer went on smoothly and the glitter was already noticeable. The second layer added more color/glitter and lightly covered the glitter already on the nail, while adding a second layer of glitter. This really gives it great depth and makes the first layer look like, wellÖa starry night with tons of stars, some close up, some far away. As you build the layers the glitter in the earlier layers darken while the ones closer to the top really twinkle. This is such an amazing effect. I only did 2 coats and while there seems to be full color coverage indoors, when I look at my nails in sunlight I can see small patches where just the tiniest hint of my natural nail is peeking through. Next time Iíll definitely do 3 coats just to make sure Iím fully covered. And I think that will build the effect up more. I used a basecoat of Nailtek, 2 layers of SSN, 1 of Revlon Colorstay TC and then a layer of SV. This gave it incredible shine and dried super fast. I have only had it on a few hours so I donít know about long-term wear but Iíve had good luck with the CS/SV combo in the past so hopefully this will hold up throughout my day.
I believe this one has been discontinued so if you have the opportunity to get your hands on it, you should! I highly recommend this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this polish-- I used it for a pedicure to try it out, and I wasn't disappointed. It's a lovely navy blue with silver glitter that shows up really well, and I got a nice amount of color with only two coats. My only reservation is the price-- since I had to order it from essie.com, I ended up paying almost 18.00 for it with shipping and taxes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is by far my favorite dupe for Chanel Night Sky / Ciel de Nuit.
In addition, Starry Starry Night has more of a purple-blue blueness than Night Sky, which is almost a grayer blue.
I love this color, the silver glitter and blue combo is classicly wonderful, and as always, Essie's quality is superior and the polish does not chip after one day.
LOVE this color and I think everyone should have a bottle in their collection.
PS- It is discontinued, but currently still available direct from Essie.com in their Buy-Bye Colors collection for $10. Less than you will pay on eBay for sure!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this off ebay sometime ago and just shoved it in the back of my stash. Well, what a little gem it is! Two coats is streak free with deep navy and silver sparkle. Buy it if you can still find it and you're not afraid of blue!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I received this bottle as a gift from an amazing MUAer after lusting for it for months and months! To be sure, it's much more sheer than I imagined it to be, but worth the 4 coats you'll surely find it takes you to acheive the look you want. After those 4 coats I have the perfect cool midnight blue with layers of sliver glitter. I happen to like the fact that the polish is so sheer because it gives the glitter a very interesting look. Let me try to explain. The first coat is a very sheer navy with sparse silver glitter. The second coat is a little darker, still a little streaky and then you've got silver glitter on the new coat and the silver glitter below that is lightly coated with blue. After four coats you have silver glitter that is embedded at different depths in the polish giving you the illusion of real stars in the night sky how they are scattered unevenly and are different as far as light intensity. You wouldn't be able to acheive this with a more opaque polish as all the glitter would be sitting on top looking the same. I hope this made sense.
I truly think that this polish is not only worth four coats, I think they made it this sheer for this reason on purpose. To create the 3D illusion of stars in a beautiful clear night sky.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I'm in love with the look of this polish, for tips as well as toes... but that's once I have 3 coats on. I've docked it to 3 lippies because I'd agree with previous reviews - it's really streaky until the third ooat and it just doesn't look right until then. But then it's great! I can see little twinkles through the blue, and then when the light hits it... even more so. Really adorable, just like stars in a summer night sky. So yes I would happily get another bottle, but it may drive me mad getting it on. ;)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm on the fence about Starry Starry Nights. I was looking for a navy blue polish and it looks like that in the bottle. It also has silver sparkles in the bottle too. The application is streaky and uneven, had a water consistency. I needed 3 coats to smooth it out. What disappoints me is that the silver sparkles don't really show up, I'll have to look at my toes under the light to see them. And the blue is not as deep, more like a sapphire blue rather than navy blue. I'm not sure if I'll keep or not, for now I said no but I'll come back to edit if I change my mind.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
A really nice shade of navy blue with silver glitter. I like the color, but felt that the formula wasn't good. It applied thin and streaky, taking 3 coats. It looks nice on my cool-tone PPP nails, but overall wasn't as special as I hoped. The name, however, is fabulous. A better formula would have earned this polish a solid 4. You can achieve a similar look using OPI Glacier Bay Blues topped with OPI Midnight Blue Glitter.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
This is a very interesting polish. True evening sky navy blue with fairly large silver glitter. Many times glitter polishes dry somewhat matte, not this one, it's got a great shine. As with most glitter polishes the staying power is great. I had it on my toes for 3 weeks without a single chip or a bit of wear. Application was great, only 2 coats required for full, deep coverage. I also found that it seemed to remove easier than many glitter's do.
I don't care that much for Essie's packaging, but I can overlook that for a great polish.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Starry Starry Night is a very cool color (not as in warm-cool but as in.. you know...cool!) It is a semi-sheer navy with silver glitter - it does look like stars in a night sky. It is opaque with three coats, but with less than three it sort of makes my nails look like I whacked them with a hammer. It is definitely a toe color for me - this is too wild for my tips. Which is why I had to say I probably wouldn't buy this color again. I just don't see myself reaching for it very often. If you can get past the "different-ness" of this color, and you like sparkles, this may be the color for you - it is very pretty.