My nail polish collection has grown quite rapidly over the past 18 months, to the point I have to clear out some old ones soon! I discovered Essie around 2 years ago, and I was instantly impressed as I had tried several brands and they all chipped so quickly or the colours weren’t very vivid. I bought a base coat and top coat on my first purchase as I had heard so many good things about them making your nails strong and polish chip-free for weeks: it did just that! I was amazed that I finally had long nails again, and the fact I didn’t have to paint them every other day.
I find Essie nail polishes have a really nice opacity, and they apply well on my nails without very little mess (and trust me, I normally get the polish all over my skin too!) I have tried several nail polish brands, high-end and drug store, and I found even the most expensive polishes (I’m talking £20+) were very disappointing, they chipped within 24 hours of application and they were very streaky, meaning several coats to make them a solid colour.
As you can see, my base coat and top coat have been very well-loved – also the shade ‘Russian ‘Roulette’. I find reds such a classic colour to wear and stand out with any outfit, it’s definitely my go-to nail colour. I always tend to like darker coloured nails, as I’m yet to find a good nude colour that suits my skin tone being so pale!
As my collection grows, I will share any shades I fall in love with. If you can recommend any Essie nail polishes, please let me know in the comments!
You can buy them here:
Essie Help Me Grow Base Coat: £8.99 Boots
Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat: £8.99 Boots
Essie Russian Roulette Nail Polish: £7.99 Boots
Essie Bahama Mama Nail Polish: £7.99 Boots
Essie Watermelon Nail Polish: £7.99 Boots
Essie Chinchilly Nail Polish: £7.99 Boots
Essie Angora Cardi Nail Polish: £7.99 Boots