I have loved Essie polishes for a good few years now. I got into them when I did a semester abroad in Toronto in 2009. I think the first one I got was the infamous Mint Candy Apple. After watching a recent video from Lily Pebbles on 'Colour Alternatives for Essie Polishes’ I went out and bought some of the Essie polishes she recommended. I know – not really the purpose of the video but they were just so lovely!!
Swatches (2 coats) - 'Cute as a Button' & 'Splash of Grenadine'
The two that I picked up are colours for Summer. I got ‘Cute as a Button’ and ‘Splash of Grenadine'. Cute as a Button is a pinky-coral shade and Splash of Grenadine described as a magenta pink. Both are really vibrant and bright, so even on days like today when your dreaming of the sun, these shades can help remind you Summer is coming.
Nail varnish on my nails seems to chip after 1 days, even the polish I put on last night seems to have chipped. But both of these polishes lasted a full week on my nails with minimal chips. I put on two coats and a little bit of Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Top Coat and I was good to go. Also tip - if your in Dublin don't buy the Essie polishes in Boots, they're about €13 but get yourself to a MacCabes Pharmacy where they are €10 and also do student discounts!!
Have you tried any Essie polishes?? What was your favourite shade??