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Package Quality: 4.4
Essie Gel Angora Cardi 700g + Matching Lacquer 700
Essie - Angora Cardi 700, Nail Polishes
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on 10/30/2016 5:08:00 PM
More reviews by StarsnRocketsES
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Fine
A really nice darken pinkish mauve- like shade. It's really beautiful, only requires one coat to be fully covered. It does apply more thickly like an OPI NP than the typical runny Essie NP. I'm not sure if Essie has changed the formula but I like the old formula as I hate a thick NP that takes forever to dry. Get it and love it. Great color for Fall.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 9/28/2016 9:49:00 AM
More reviews by iaragon
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
It chips almost immediately, I went ahead and polished them all over again last night and I am at work today with chipped nails. I like the color, but not worth it
3 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 11/29/2015 7:02:00 AM
More reviews by kittenmint
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I had such high hopes for Essie Angora Cardi but I was left feeling rather underwhelmed. The colour in the bottle looks pretty, a deep dusky rose colour, but on my nails it pulls a bit darker and turns into a somewhat basic maroon-mauve colour, in some lights looking quite brown. It applied easily, opaque in one coat (though you should always wear two for extra strength) and dried quickly. The formula was very easy to work with. However, this polish seemed to chip very easily, much more than all of my other Essie polishes have. This was annoying and disappointing. The chipping issue, and the way the colour pulled on me, are my reasons for the low score.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 7/18/2015 6:42:00 AM
More reviews by mxllylouise
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I was obsessed with this shade for a long time because it's just such a beautiful plum colour. I have the same problem with this as I have with Geranium, it chips after a few days of application. However, the application itself is really great with amazing coverage and it's not too clumpy or runny. It's a lovely deep colour that really works well with my skin tone and so I love it.
on 5/25/2015 10:26:00 PM
More reviews by xosandy
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I was expecting a mauve color but upon application I was surprised to see a dark purple color. The color is still nice but just not what I was looking for. Unfortunate because the color in the bottle really is pretty. It chipped pretty quickly by day 3 which was a bit of a disappointment but the formula actually seemed great. Not too clumpy nor too runny so I don't really know what happened. An okay polish but I would not repurchase.
on 12/28/2014 5:27:00 PM
More reviews by furiana
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
This color chips quickly on me. It only lasts one or two days. However, the color is still one of my go-to's because it works beautifully with a Soft Summer palette.
on 12/20/2014 2:48:00 AM
More reviews by Ferrishyn
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
This is a beautiful deep rose color that leans more dusty purple. It's darker on the nail than in the bottle, so be aware. This isn't a unique color by any means, but it's very classy.Opaque in two coats and is very modern and grown up.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 10/27/2014 11:58:00 PM
More reviews by yjanney
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
This is a gorgeous fall color. It's a dark muted purplish-wine color that applies beautifully. I usually avoid darker shades because I'm a sloppy nail painter and lazy about touching up chips. However, this looks really pretty and was worth the extra effort!
on 11/13/2013 12:02:00 AM
More reviews by Menolikepolos
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium
About me: NW13-20 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), dark gray- blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW/DSPW.This color dried so much darker on my nails than it appears in the bottle. It appears like a neutral-cool dusty mauve-rose, but dries a very dusty deep brown mauve. I was hoping for a good fall neutral color, but this looks too brown and dark on my nails to be a good neutral for my skin tone. The more I get into make up and beauty, the picker I am about finding flattering colors. This did not fit the bill for me.As far as formulas go, this is very good. A nice cream formula from Essie, did not chip on me quickly. Wore well.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 1/21/2013 9:48:00 PM
More reviews by Reitelle
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Believe it or not, I bought this trying to find a higher quality dupe of the discount brand Pure Ice's color Rumors. I absolutely adore that color but the quality is such that it chips within hours on my fingers so it remains a toe polish. This color ends up being a quite a bit darker and more purple than Rumors. While it is not the color I wanted, it is a gorgeous color in its own right. The application was smooth, what I've come to expect with Essie polishes; it's definitely a great fall/winter color.
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