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Package Quality: 4.2
Essie Nail Gel: Midnight Cami 697g + Matching Lacquer: 697
essie Blues Nail Polish - Midnight Cami, Blue
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on 1/16/2017 12:52:00 AM
More reviews by outdoorsgal
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
This is a dark blue/black that looks black on my nails and that's not what I wanted. I was hoping for the blue to show up more but that's not so; I actually prefer Bell Bottom Blues because that polish looks like a blue/black on my nails. I agree with the other comments that Midnight Cami does stain the nails and can be a bit watery too. It's not one of Essie's best colours. I suggest Bell Bottom Blues or After School Boy Blazer for a blue/black polish.
on 7/26/2016 2:57:00 PM
More reviews by EozS
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I was disappointed by Midnight Cami. It looks so different on the nail. I was looking for a dark, shimmery blue/purple with lots of dimension. Instead, Midnight Cami looks basically like a regular black under regular lighting.It's a nice colour, applies well in two coats and holds up just fine... it's just not what I wanted. Also, it stains like a mofo.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 11/30/2015 11:30:00 AM
More reviews by mrahman110
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is a beautiful blue-black. But when you wear it it looks different from how it looks in the bottle. In the bottle it looks navy and shines a clear blue when it catches the light. I bought it thinking it would look similar when worn on my nails. But when you wear it, it's just a deep, blueish black. There's no multidimensional colour thing going on. The creamy formula goes on nicely but floods skin and cuticles; I spent ages cleaning around the side of my nails with a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover and it didn't really work. In the end I just had to pick off the extra bits of nail polish from my cuticles while standing in the shower, which I don't think is very good for your skin.Stains when removed from nails but it's alright if you use it with a base coat. Doesn't chip for a couple of days at least, no dreaded sheet marks in the morning (I use 2 coats, with OPI Start to Finish base coat and Seche Vite top coat). I have short nails and use my hands a lot, but this nail polish has held up well.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 4/9/2015 1:24:00 PM
More reviews by aquaprincess
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I love this polish and hate it at the same time. I love navy blues and this color is super pretty. The shimmer that runs through it makes it even prettier, but the formula just isn't the best. I find that I need to use 2 medium thick coats for it to apply nicely and it stains my nails like crazy! When I take this polish off, my fingers look like smurfs lol. Luckily I found online that scrubbing with a nail brush and whitening toothpaste takes the stain off and it works! Overall it's a pretty polish.
on 3/19/2015 5:37:00 AM
More reviews by angelque
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
I love essie and I wanted the blue balck polish so i wound the perfect colour is applys easy but it does stein even if you use base coat I am in love with this colour it only takes one coat for ful cover, removel is easy but after revoval I had toe use dark to hide the rest. but this colour I would definitely buy again it did not chip that fast just after 3 weeks I noticed that it started to chip I will recommend it to anybody looking for a blue black polish.
on 1/12/2015 2:13:00 PM
More reviews by MAChostage
Skin: Normal, Other, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I can't add anything else that hasn't already been said. This is a very beautiful blue. As for the staining, I feel like many others here who don't really mind it because the polish is so nice. Just have a buffer block on hand to help you out if you encounter staining on your nails.
on 7/23/2014 7:46:00 AM
More reviews by hannahros3
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Midnight cami is my go to colour! Looks great with my fair skin and amazing with my fake tans! I found a similar colour in shellac and wanted a normal polish of my own. Essie was not available where I lived until recently and I'm so glad! Dries quickly, no streaks and great shine! Only issue, as said by others, colour stains and runs to cuticles. I love the colour too much to care though! Will be repurchasing this colour and others in the future
on 5/29/2014 5:47:00 AM
More reviews by Cactus_Pear
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
this nailpolish is a PITA, because it stains your nails after removal, and if you don't take good care of your cuticles before putting it on, it stains your cuticles and is awful to work withHoweverIt's worth it to prep your nails beforehand, and carefully put midnight cami on, because it is GORGEOUS! this is the blue version of my all time fave np, OPI's lincoln park after dark. It is similar in the fact that it's a very vampy, almost black from far away, shade. I first discovered this in a nail salon. I got a mani and another customer remarked how classy/pretty the shade was.Midnight cami has a fine microshimmer that is really only visible in sunlight.Perfect dark dark blue vampy nailpolish. This is definitely one of Essie's must haves.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 1/12/2014 1:43:00 AM
More reviews by GacktCamui
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Medium
I have a love/hate relationship with this color. The deep midnight blue black with subtle shimmer is so beautiful. But the formula...! It's a pain. Which makes me not reach for it.It's thin and floods my cuticles and skin if I'm not careful. I really have to put in the effort to maneuver the product on my nails. On the other hand, it is a one-coater (though I always use two coats).It's also quite a stainer compared to other dark blues that I have. That doesn't bother me that much but thought I'd mention it.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 1/6/2014 1:37:00 AM
More reviews by bonniherself
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Grey, Wavy, Medium
I got this on recommendation because I wanted a deep blue with "hidden" shimmer, that is, the polish is dark but in certain lighting, shows a deep, lit-from-within flash of colour. And this polish definitely fits the bill on that count, although the shimmer is certainly quite hidden and rarely shows itself. This is very dark, almost black. A test of this polish on some white cardboard and some comparison to other dark blue polishes shows me that this one is definitely what I'd call "midnight blue" as opposed to navy or indigo (blurple). It's got a slightly cool edge to it. I can get away with one coat of this, pretty much, because it's got great coverage and depth of colour. I definitely would not wear this without a good base coat, however. It is very heavily pigmented and I expect it will stain, and while I haven't had problems with that, I wouldn't want to try it to find out. No problems with removal, happily (sometimes dark polishes can be a pain to remove, but this was entirely fine).
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