Essie is the ultimate color authority and the go-to professional nail brand.
Peach Daquiri is my all time favorite "Red" for summer. It's the perfect combination of Peachy Red to create a hot but chic look. Adorable with dark jeans or a bikini. My ultimate go to color this summer. *Other favorites: A Splash of Grenadine & Turquoise and Caicos :)
The very first time I sampled this polish I was not pleased. Essie at CVS?? But I've seen ads for that in all my magazines... so I opened the polish and swiped on a layer. See, THIS is why I try them first, I thought with distaste. I hated it. It was sheer and I figured it would take a million coats to look decent. Well for get that....... UNTIL, I heard from Kristina H (fellow beauty) that it's the second layer that's magical. Oh, and magical it is! So I decided to give Essie one more chance and purchased a bottle in "sand tropez." I can't believe how opaque my color came out with just two applications! I love it. And the color selection is amazing! Just be sure to give your nails ppppleanty of time to dry. I noticed it took a bit longer than some of my other polishes and as a result, I have a few unsightly dings in my manicure : / Overal good product though. I can't wait to try the other colors!
"Sand Tropez" is an amazing nude polish for light/medium skin tones. It compliments the skin nicely without washing your hands out. The brush application is a bit tricky. You have to accomplish a "technique" for the polish to evenly coat the nail, otherwise you could go over the first coat a few times slowly (not too much or you'll get air bubbles!). The finish is amazing on its own, without a polished top coat. Not many nudes, or many polishes in general, can accomplish that finish! This color isn't listed among the other swatches. I'm not sure if this is a new release, but it is available anywhere they sell Essie (I purchased mine from Target) ! This was honestly my first nude polish and I'm so glad that I found my "HG" (holy grail, for those of you who do not know what it stands for) nude polish so quickly! I wear this color so often that I have to get a back up of it =) I believe every woman should own a nude polish. They elongate your fingers/toes and give off a polished refined look that I adore. Plus, nudes are especially hot & trendy in the warmer months, too! Nudes never go out of style =)
I have way too many of these. They dry perfect and they dry fast. I experience way less problems when I paint my nails with these polishes. They don't chip badly at all. They have no bubbles. There are lots of cool colours (although most of them are creme finish). The only problem I have experienced is that they separate and are hard to shake back up. Any nail polish will do this though, and its a very minor problem.
I am a nail polish junkie and Essie has one of the best color selections, no question. They are super feminine, just the right color you want, and classy. However, I wish the formulation was different! It takes 2 or more coats to be fully opaque and by then it is so thick! It feels like I put 5 coats of OPI on after 2 coats of Essie. Then it takes forever to dry. It lasts about as long as most polishes. I own many of these just for the beautiful colors but wish the formula was changed. A few of my favorite colors are Turquoise & Caicos, Ladylike, Eternal Optimist, Bahama Mama, and Tart Deco.
Essie is by far my favorite nail polish brand. I don't like spending 8 dollars a bottle however. I like to go to Marshall's for them, because they're only about 2 or 3 dollars a bottle there.
It takes 3-4 coats to get it opaque, no matter what color I have tried from essie I have gotten the same results. Just not a fan I will stick to my OPI
By far most, this is one of my fav nail polish brand. There are alot of colors to choose from.Unfortunately it's a bit costly.Over all it worth it though. It's very versatile and build-able since it provides sheer coverage (1st coat) Love the fact that it maintains shine throughout the day. The colors are beautiful.
I purchased my first Essie polish a month ago and I can't get enough of it. Lady Like from their fall '11 collection is the perfect mauve. One coat shows off a hint of lilac where as two coats make the polish more khaki. It's a long-lasting, smooth and creamy formula that is worth the buy.