|Mochacino, Lady Like, Wrapped in Rubies. One coat of each.|
I consider myself a newbie when it comes to this brand mainly because these 3 nail polishes are actually my entire Essie collection. Any of you polish lovers out there are probably finding this a bit shocking since Essie is among the biggest nail polish brands out there. I knew about Essie for a while now, but the reason I hadn't acquired a bigger collection is due to the fact that I can't justify spending practically $10 on one polish. In most drugstores, I see the $8-$10 price tag slapped on the Essie stand, which is neither budget nor mistake friendly. Though I have to admit that ten dollars is not exactly a fortune nowadays, I still feel guilty spending that much on a nail polish especially since I'm not exactly sure what I'm getting seeing as most drugstores don't have testers. So before I buy an expensive nail polish, or any other beauty product for that matter, I will test it out in the store if possible and look up swatches/reviews. Before I bought each one of these Essie polishes, since I couldn't try them out for myself, I made sure to go on beauty blogs and read about them. No matter how big or small your wallet may be, there is no point in waisting ten dollars on a color you won't like or the consistency you won't be able to tolerate. Even though (at the moment) these are the only little Essies in my entire nail polish collection, I love them all equally and to pieces. I just want to point out as well how cute and appropriate their names are: Lady Like is..lady-like. Mochacino is the color of mocha even to the point where silver glitter in the polish represents sugar in the drink. Wrapped in Rubies sounds and looks chick not dimension that gold and red shimmer in the polish represents gold metal and rubies. I realize that nail polish names are not to everyones taste but for me personally they add a little something extra, only if they're good of course.
Here is what I've noticed about their overall quality after playing around with these polishes:
1. Unique/cute/classy/glam/chick colors
2. Though each of these polishes has a slightly different consistency, none of them are too goopy or too liquidy
3.Though Mochacino requires about 2 coats to truly be opaque, it's not streaky so after one coat it becomes a pretty tint
4. Both Wrapped in Rubies and Lady Like are opaque in one thick coat
5. Their drying time is pretty short (around 10 mins maybe)
6. These polishes tend to stay on my nails for about a week even without a top coat
7. Nicely designed packaging does not leak and looks pretty which is always a plus
8. And of course, cute color names :)
Do you have any favorite Essie polishes? I would love to try some new ones...
Hope you have a lovely day! :)