Sunday, 28 October 2012

Essie polishes and a review

After a week of too much spending (I literally have no money now!) I thought I'd show some of the additions I made to my Essie nail polish collection  and also review a topcoat I bought on a whim which is brilliant!
I bought, Navigate her, Ballet Slippers, A Crewed interest and Mint Candy Apple.
So far I've only tried A Crewed interest-which I love, it's like a peachy neutral shade that brighten up my hands and Ballet slippers. I've tried MCA before- this is just a replacement!.I bought them (all apart from MCA) for a bargainous £1.99 each! From Fragrance Direct.
So I've tried A Crewed Interest with my new Top coat which I also bought from Fragrance Direct for £1.50, it's Sally Hansen's Advanced hard as Nails strengthening topcoat. I've not had much luck with Essie polishes as they always chip and last time I tried with a Sally Hansen topcoat (I think it was double duty?) it peeled of completely! But I'm loving this one, after 4 days of painting my nails and putting 2 coats of this on, there's minimal chipping (a small chip on my thumb if you can see?) *Winner* and all for £1.50 So here's my nails, please excuse the chewed look of my fingers!

Thanks for reading! How do you guys find Essie polishes? Do you find they chip straight away or have you find a miracle topcoat that doesn't break the bank?

57 comments :

  1. I like them but I definitely wouldn't pay full price for them. I need to find a really good high shine top coat-tried a NYC one and it made my polish peel off in massive chunks!
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    1. I agree, I think they are ridiculously over priced, I only buy mine when they're special offer like this or eBay.
      Daniella x

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  2. in love with the blue!got some gorgeous colours here.Shame Essie is so expensive usually !xx

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    1. Thanks, I love Mint candy apple too :) I know, they are too expensive
      Daniella x

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  3. fragrance direct is so good, theres so many bargains!Lovely colours especially the peachy colour!

    vanessa
    www.vanessaluy.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx
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    1. I know, such good deals on there! Thanks, think that and mca are my favourite
      Daniella x

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  4. ooh really like the green xx

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  5. ah these are such lovely shades :) really want to get some varnishes like that :)

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    1. Thanks! I'd defF recommend Fragrance Direct
      Daniella x

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  6. cute colors :)

    X Jenny
    Rocknrollerr.com

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  7. so many beautiful colours <3
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  8. love the essie colours you have selected above!! :) x

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  9. Never tried Essie but the nude colour's stunning. X

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    1. I love the colours they have but wish the formula was a bit better
      Daniella x

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  10. I really like Essie polishes, and I love the colours you have! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Thank you- I just wish they didn't chip as much
      Daniella x

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  11. Love these colours!!

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    Helen

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  12. I've never tried Essie yet but the colours here look fab, love the pastel peach one! x

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    1. Me too! I do like Essie for their colours- they have some great ones
      Daniella x

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  13. Loving Essie colours at the moment, really want to try the green, looks prefect for autumn x

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    1. Me too, I still need to try this one :)
      Daniella x

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  14. I like this post so much: these Essie nail polishes are wonderful!
    What about following each other? Cosa mi metto???
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  15. There lovely colours - especially 'mint candy apple'!
    I've never tried the Essie Nail Polishes - Will have to try for myself!
    I'm your latest follower. I just love how original your blog is :)
    Love
    Grace
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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like the blog :)
      MCA is one of my favourites, I'd recommend it
      Daniella x

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  16. I still haven't tried Essie, I really want Ballet Slippers! And this minky coloured one, I think it was called Chinchilly or something xxx

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    1. I like ballet slipper to make my nails look less gross :) yes I think it is called Chinchilly- a kind of grey one?
      Daniella x

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  17. Ooh I love those shades, I always struggle to find a topcoat that protects my nails from chipping at work though :(
    Charlotte

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    1. Me too, this one managed to hold out allright, hopefully it works just as well with other polishes
      Daniella x

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  18. Mint candy apple is my favourite. I want to buy the whole essie collection :)
    LaceyLoves

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    1. Me too- if only they weren't 100000000 pounds :)

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  19. That shade is soo pretty. I'll have to check this topcoat out, I love the Sally Hansen MegaShine topcoat for super shiny topcoats but it doesn't seem to prolong the wear of Essie unfortunately x

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    1. I have that one too- no it doesn't work that well at making them last does it, I hope this one works for you
      Daniella x

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  20. Really beautiful colors <3

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  21. like them all, think my fav would be the green!

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    1. I still need to try that one :)
      Daniella x

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  22. oh wow your nails look so beautiful! wish mine looked that good haha


    - ordaining serendipity

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    1. Thanks! Mine need a lot of tidying up after I've painted them though!
      Daniella x

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  23. I really like Essie colours, I think they have a great variety and wear fairly well. I always use a top coat, it really makes just such a difference!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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    1. I need to find a great top coat, that's the problem, this ones good but I'm sure there's better out there
      Daniella x

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  24. Beautiful colours - what a bargain! I only have a couple of Essie polishes but I'm really loving them :)

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    1. I know, shame it's not on any more at Fragrance direct, hopefully sometime soon :)
      Daniella x

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  25. Great review, I am in love with ballet slippers.

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    1. Thanks, I know it's my favourite, 'manicure' one
      Daniella x

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  26. these colours are such nice choices :) really liking essie polishes atm! x

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