One thing that I love to do is paint my nails. I find it really therapeutic to tidy my nails while I’m watching a film, and I believe that a person’s nails say a lot about them. For this reason, I was delighted when Essie decided to send me some of their new products to review.
I got an assortment of colours as well as their top coat and base coat. I made sure that I left each polish without chopping and changing (which was something of a challenge for me, ha ha!) and really stuck it out to see how well they’d last. The verdict? I was really impressed.
Before each manicure, I used Essie’s base coat. I noticed that it dried quickly which was great, but as it was a base coat I can’t honestly say that I noticed too much else about it.
Next, I used my Essie polish of choice. I noticed among the colours that you did need two coats to build a bottle-worthy colour, but the finished results were gorgeous. One thing that really struck me when using these polishes was the thickness of the applicator brush – for my smaller nails, application was as simple as one quick swoosh which was brilliant.
The top coat, however, was really impressive. I’d never actually tried a quick-dry top coat before (call me cautious but I always do mine before bed just to ensure that they’re totally dry and smudge proof by the morning). Essie’s top coat was really glossy and seemed to dry my nails in seconds. What’s more is that this combination gave me an average of 8 days before any chips surfaced! I was delighted with the results.
All in all I really loved using these Essie products but the prices were slightly steeper for me. If you’re on a budget, I would definitely recommend purchasing the top coat and then maybe choose a neutral colour that you know will go with everything… how about a classic red? That way you’ll get lots of use out of your colour and you don’t need to worry about any colour clashes with the manicure that isn’t budging!
A really great brand, I’ll definitely be buying some essentials from Essie again.
As seen on the Modern Girl’s Guide.
*Please note: this product was sent to me to review and I always provide honest feedback.