I get loads of compliments on this shade. I get perfect coverage and leveling in two coats. The bottles on essie's are so easy to open even after using it so many times. It's a great polish, dries in pretty standard time. I did rush so I did have minor bubbling.
I love this pink. It's my favorite girly pink. It is almost identical to OPI's Shorts story.. I have both:) !! I just got a pedicure done with it and I love it, it definitely brings out a tan without looking too pale! It's blue-toned so it's also perfect for me in the winter (when I am super pale)!! I recommend it, the lady at the spa asked what color it was, she liked it so much.
This color is practically a one-coater!!! It's a red shimmer with slightly pink and yellow shimmers in it. It is such a bright summery red! I recommend it!
This is what I wanted all my crazy in your face hot pinks to be. It looks like a dusty purple toned medium pink in the bottle. On the nails this is BARBIE pink. Two coats is perfectly opaque, it lasts a long time on your nails...it's great. I will repurchase this over and over. It's what I wanted zoya tobey,essie knockout pout and OPI don't know ...beets me to look like!
I love this color! It's very unique, the pictures don't do it justice! This glitter is amazing layered over your favorite nude or tan. For example it's great over OPI barefoot in barcelona! It can also be used alone with 2-3 coats for full glitter opaqueness. It does take longer to dry than other glitters but I love it. The glitters are fine, not chunky in the colors pink yellow and gold. It's truly amazing in person!
It has great staying power, and is incredibly non-streaky and not a frost. I love this metallic gold, it's not too yellow, not too dark. It's a champagne taupe pale gold. All this said, it's still somewhat translucent in two coats. It's like a gold version of OPI princesses rule!. I use this when I want subtle clean manicured blingy fingers and when I am in the mood for a non-opaque look.
OK! This is my HOLY GRAIL nail product. It's just ridiculous that I like it so much when I wasn't expecting a miracle like others have stated. So, my nails peel and chip and break are stained and are just in bad shape: enter this polish. So my nails are not INVINCIBLE now, they still peel sometimes, not so often, not so completely huge like they were. First of all, it's a creamy off white shade, it feels like it fills my ridges and looks like it even slightly helps to bring a slight more opaqueness to shades I use on top. I think this aspect has made my nails stop staining to an orange type shade. Secondly, my nail polishes last so much longer on my nails! Which is weird because I thought it might do the opposite and I was prepared for this because I just wanted to help my nails regardless of the lasting power of the polish. My nails are now in much better shape! I love it, WILL repurchase and recommend it to EVERYONE!
Polishes -Essie - Turquoise & Caicos (Resort 2010)
gabriellavascocastro 5/18/2012 1:17:00 PM
I love this aqua shade! It wears like iron!!! It's a jelly turquoise shade that's opaque in two coats. It hadn't chipped in a full week and I took it off so I don't even know how long it COULD last for. I always use a base and top coat, but I think because it's a jelly-ish shade it lasts for so long being "thinner" than other shades! I absolutely recommend and would repurchase this shade!
I looooove this shade, I heard a bachelorette wore this shade and had to have it! It's definitely almost white babe pink on the warm side of a cool pink (if you compare it to french affair this one is warm, but generally it's a cool pink)! It is opaque in 2 coats and lasts very well on my nails with a great base and top coat! Too many coats make it chip easier (as with any polish).
Polishes -Essie - Borrowed and Blue - Wedding Collection 2011
gabriellavascocastro 5/18/2012 1:13:00 PM
I loooooove this blue. It makes me look like I have some color, great way to start summer off. It is a cool toned, stark baby blue that is opaque in 2 coats. I love it! My boyfriend also loves this on me! I always get asked what it is when I wear it!
I love this shade, hope it becomes permanent. It's a perfect peachy pale color which makes me look tanned! Opaque in two coats, takes a while before chipping. It's a girly peachy shade that I recommend to you if your looking for pastel colors! My skin looks so great with this on!
The shade is extremely good quality, that's why I give it a 5. It doesn't chip easily, it's opaque completely in two coats (which is something to say for an essie), it's not gloopy etc.. it's pretty much really really great. The pink shimmers hardly show up on the nail.. only slightly. I guess this is what happens when you want to re-release colors with slight alterations! I just personally hate this color on my nails/skin. I love it though I would recommend it based on it's quality if you love the color.
This shade is a baby pink, cool toned but not overly so. It still has a hint of warmth which makes it easy to wear... well easier than some others. I have OPI mod about you which is my ultimate baby pink. Both shades go on in 2 coats, are completely opaque. Essie's rasie awareness is not so stark and is a shade or so darker than mod about you by OPI. So, if you are looking for baby pink, but on your skin tone you find you need less of a white starkness, raise awareness is perfect! I got a compliment on it two days ago! It's definitely pretty, and lasts a while before chipping!
I loooooove this red. It's a slightly jelly red, is the perfect toned red for me. It's bright not too brown not orangy.. it is a slightly magenta based red in my opinion. It wears well, doesn't chip easily. It's basically perfect. I get non stop compliments on this red!
Probably my least favorite essie. It is bright pink in the bottle, but I didn't expect it to be streaky and dry quite so matte. I always use base and topcoat though, but it was still an issue. One layer of top coat was no enough, it still looked like rubber. Also, this shade of pink was not flattering on my skin, it is probably too peach and not cool toned enough. I wouldn't recommend it, I will stick to OPI shorts story if I want a barbie pink.