Monday, 26 November 2012

Essie Nail Polish

Essie Nail Polishes* - ASOS

I was sent some Essie nail polishes to review a while back, and considering I had never previously tried the brand before I relished the chance to try something new. I'm addicted to painting my nails and had heard great things about Essie so felt the need to add the brand to my ever-expanding collection! 

I apologise in advance for not swatching all of the colours above - if you're interested in seeing them in more details then let me know - this post is just a little review of the polishes in general, and is probably going to end up being a complete gush-athon over how much I adore Essie's nail polishes. Seriously, I do. Yes, I was sent these, but MY GOD, they're good. I actually think I prefer them to my ultimate faves, Models Own and Barry M. Why? Because they're so nice to apply - they come with a big brush which spreads the product evenly and is just a pleasure to use (I know that sounds ridiculously lame, BUT, you know when you get a cheapy nail polish and the brush is god awful?! This is the direct opposite of that. Heaven). They're also so opaque - you could probably get away with just one coat for the majority of these colours, although I do like to apply two. They dry quickly, and amazingly enough - they LAST. They last so well - I'm not entirely sure if they've involved pixie dust or some other magical element to make these polishes so damn  indestructible, but I've gone a good week and a half without getting any chipping using Essie. I'm so impressed with it. 

However, there is a little downside to these polishes. The price. You know me, I think a splurge is getting 2 for a fiver at Barry M. These are a bit more on the pricey side - I'm talking £8/£9 a pop (compare to £2.95 for Barry M or a fiver for Models Own). Okay, they're not extortionate, but when you love buying nail polish as much as I do it can start to add up a fair bit. They are readily available at Superdrug and ASOS though, so that's always a bonus. Would I go out and buy them? Definitely, as they're so worth the money. I just won't be getting one of every colour (unlike my Barry M collection, ahem!)

Have you tried Essie's polishes? What do you think?
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24 comments

  1. I agree I think they are a little pricey. I picked up three for £6.99 in Tk Maxx on a lucky spree but I didn't get on with one colour in particular as it leaked onto my skin. Doh. Not sure if that was my fault or the polish though.


    Tia xx
    www.bellezzababe.blogspot.com

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  2. Lovely post, I am looking to try some Essie polishes but wasn't sure what shades to try, any good ones in particular? xoxo

    www.beautyeverafter.net

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  3. I haven't tried any Essie polishes yet, the price of them always puts me off :/ They have every colour I could want though so I might just have to branch out soon haha|!

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I really want to try some Essie polishes, I think some of the colours are gorgeous, but they are definitely too pricey for me, I wouldn't spend over a fiver on a polish unless it was something amazing! xo

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  5. I've always wanted to try Essie polishes, have put some on my christmas list! Wonderful colours by the way. Xo

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  6. I only have one Essie polish but my oh my I loves it! I couldn't believe how chip resistant it was :) Love all the colours you have!
    Love Holly x

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  7. Cool stuff!

    munchmecat.blogspot.com

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  8. love the reds x

    http://tuttaafruttaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I have quite a few essie polishes and I love them, but I don't think theyre too much better than models own. I love them and I'll continue to buy them (only after a nice payday ha) but I stick to Barry M and Models Own mainly.

    www.littleprettytreasures.blogspot.com

    xx

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  10. Thats a whole lot of new polishes! A great selection of shades though :) xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Oooooohhh essie, we love them!
    Amazing pictures.

    Take a look:
    www.theredviolet.blogspot.com

    Wanna follow each other?

    Kiss, Selina & Olivia, The RedViolet

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  12. Essie polishes are my favourite brand at the minute for polishes, they really do last well! xx

    OCBeauty Blog x

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  13. an amazing range of colours xx

    ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I love Essie polishes :). I have a few and they are great. TK Maxx had some in (still did the other day) - it was either £9 or £15 for 3 of them (Limited colours though).

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  15. I've yet to try Essie polishes because I've yet to drag myself away from the Models Own stand! They're a little more expensive but I bet they make up for it in amazingness :) Think it might be time I strayed from my old faves and try something new...

    xx

    wearenouvellevague

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  16. I'm very much a Models Own & BarryM polish user but I may have to stray away momentarily just to try out Essie... :)

    http://verrism.blogspot.co.uk

    xo

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  17. ha, yeah i think a fiver for models own is a lot! so i have yet to try essie due to this reason! I jusy love the bottles though. xx

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  18. I love essie nail polish. After Sex and Marabou are my favourites x

    www.glamupeveryday.com

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  19. Recently converted to Essie, and have to say I'm impressed.
    Bordeaux has been on my fingers for weeks now. :)
    x

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  20. You so NEED to try Dielle Nail Polish. Its a new non-toxic nail lacquer brand. Soo nice to put on - very luxurious and such nice colours that last!! www.dielle.co.uk/

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  21. I Loving the colours - i might take a look next time i go shopping.

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  22. Great colours you've got there! I might have to get an ESSIE nail polish

    Lauren,
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

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  23. I have never tried Essie polishes but I love all of their colours. I read such good things about them too! But I know what you mean about price, £2.95 Barry M will always have a place in my heart!
    Jess x

    http://beautyfashionlifexo.wordpress.com/

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