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essie Nail Polish - For The Twill Of It
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on 1/11/2018 11:42:00 AM
More reviews by gypsyqueen1988
Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
First off, I am a huge fan of duochrome nail polishes. Essie's For the Twill of It is one of my favorites. For the longest time, I put off buying this one due to the price. However, once I finally gave in and bought it, I keep finding myself coming back to it throughout the year. In outdoor lighting, I find that it looks mostly purple with a greenish-blue cast to it. Just when I think it couldn't get any prettier, I go to harsh fluorescent lighting and it is just as captivating but with more depth as the peacock feather shades look even darker and more complex. Truly oilslick and it is divine! Yet hard to explain. In my dim bedroom lighting, interestingly, it looks mostly like gun metal dark silver. I think shape shifter would have been a more appropriate name for this polish. I basically can't stop staring at my nails at that point. The application is even and beautiful. It dries quickly and the brush is the perfect size to make this any easy one to apply. It takes about three coats to get it to be completely solid in color. After a little experimentation, I found that layering this shade over Sinful Color's Mauvelous, makes it last longer and doesn't seem to change the color of this. LOOOOOVE this one. Will buy again and again.
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on 4/24/2017 10:27:00 PM
More reviews by katmae24
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Love this duochrome but until Essie's prices come down, this will probably be my last Essie polish purchase. For the $9, I'm just not impressed with the brush or formula. I know I like Sally Hansen and Wet n Wild's formulas so much better for much less. I do like the unique colors Essie sometimes has (like this one) but there are dupes. I found the first coat of this shade to go on nice and light, but seemed to want to dry extremely quickly. So much that after one swipe, i almost couldnt paint over a prior area to get the side of the nail, it almost wanted to smudge the polish off. Very strange. Second coat made some areas of my nails look globby. I find that Essie's polishes are either thin/watery or strangely thick and globby. Really pretty color, but on my nails it almost pulls more gunmetal. I can still see the duo but I think the globbyish second coat made it pull too dark. Might be a one coat only polish for me.Essie's Twill Seeker in the gel couture line is similar to this (in swatches it looks really close) but now that I have this one, I prefer Twill Seeker. Its a more purple plum with a light green duo vs. this one pulls more gray. I may debate buying a SH plum color (Clean Slate) and paint one coat of this over to duplicate Twill Seeker without spending the $11+Again, probably my last Essie. I bought a SH nail polish at the same time as this one and the application and formula was 10x better for $3 less.
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on 2/18/2017 3:09:00 PM
More reviews by eyluldamla
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Such a gorgeous metallic duochrome!! I'm in love!
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 8/7/2016 6:00:00 PM
More reviews by garnetandpearl42
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Love this alien chic sparkly mud nail polish so much. It reminds me of outer space and also an oil slick and a mood ring.
on 11/23/2015 11:58:00 PM
More reviews by gnippy
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Beautiful duochrome polish with slight shimmer. The colors reflected include green, purple, brown and in some lights even black. I also see some red shimmer in certain lights. I think this is unique and a very good duochrome.It is a bit runny so you will need to be careful with your application. The texture is nice and smooth. My first coat was quite streaky but the second coat offered full coverage for me.At this point I am not sure about the wear but I will update after a couple of days. Typically I get good wear with Essie, but due to the holiday I will be doing more cooking including lots of chopping as well as some additional cleaning, so that will without a doubt change my wear experience.Nothing unique about the packaging on this one. Typical Essie square bottle with a standard nail polish brush. I got this at Marshall's for around $3.99 which is a good price for Essie. I would repurchase should I ever use the whole bottle. As I mentioned, I find this polish one of the better duochromes I have used, but I did reduce it by a lippie due to the runny formula.UPDATE 11/27/2015 - I got great wear from this polish. After having my hands in and out of water for hours, chopping, peeling, cooking & cleaning I had one chip on my right thumb. I patched that up and the rest of the mani is still going strong. Definitely good & impressive wear with this one.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 7/16/2015 1:36:00 AM
More reviews by antolin1
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse
This is a great metallic polish, with lavender and silverish green hues. It's really unique but also not too in your face, if that makes sense. This looks amazing on stiletto and coffin shaped nails (not too over-barring, just right), and ditto for the toes (gives a cute pop, esp. with open toe shoes or sandals). Actually this is one of the few metallics that look good on both short and long nails IMO. I do feel it takes a bit to build it up but hey, that's not a huge biggie, given the price. I have had a few CC polishes over the years very similar to this one at a much higher price point and in which are now all discontinued, so this is an excellent alternative to those for me.
on 3/9/2015 1:34:00 PM
More reviews by gothicgabby
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Other, Other, Other
One of my favorite fall/winter polishes!PROS:-color is a beautiful duo chrome purple/green/brown-easy to apply, not streaky at all-long wearing-dries quicklyCONS: -can chip, it's not life proof, but most nail polishes aren't
on 1/27/2015 2:34:00 PM
More reviews by paperdoll66
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Fine
This is a very pretty color. The application isn't too bad. It's a bit thin. I need three coats to make it completely opaque. Chipping isn't bad. It lasts about four days.
on 7/9/2014 5:10:00 PM
More reviews by juleee15h
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
- super cool colour, holographic- nice shaped brush- one coat is enough
on 1/13/2014 12:14:00 AM
More reviews by msdi2u
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Overall, Essie is NOT my favorite brand of nail polish. I have had horrible luck with most Essie polishes; they have been either too difficult to apply, or they are streaky, they bubble, or they drag. There are really only 2 that I liked (Made to Honor and Shine of the Times), until this one. "For the Twill of It" is one, exceptional nail polish! It caught my eye a couple of times on display in several places, and I finally caved and bought it. I am so glad I did! I wore this for 8 days without even the slightest chip or tip wear! I couldn't believe it! And the color just made me fall in love! In one light in was a beautiful, sparkling, sage green. If I turned my hand, it was a frosty steel gray. In other lighting, it looked like a satiny, silvered-plum color. Now THIS is a polish that I got many compliments on! So beautiful! I wish I took a picture to share, because I also added a white, glittery topcoat with mixed glitter pieces (bar, hexagonal, and tiny circles) only to the cuticle area (opposite end of the nail tips), and my nails looked like they were sporting a snowy scene on a cold, wintry day. I know "For the Twill of It" is similar to OPI's "Peace, Love, and OPI" and another polish by Julep (forgot the name), but I would definitely recommend this one because it is one Essie polish that proved to be worth every dollar I paid for it.
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