Tags: Essie, Nail Varnish
I couldn’t resist popping these in my basket recently when shopping for a few bits. I love Essie and all the colours in this mini set really appealed to me as they looked to have a pearl kind of a finish which I really like.
The theme of this little collection would seem to be safari given the terrible pun-tastic names and the colours certainly seem safari-esque.
Actually this collection, whilst I do love all the colours, one in particular, was a bit of a fail for me though. I’ve found the formula really hard to work with, pretty thick, much like applying a hite if you’re familiar with that. Patchy, and the second coat often pulls up the first coat. They take a bit of effort to get on nicely and by the time you’ve evened up the patches your layers are thick and take ages to dry, even with a quick dry top coat. And even with a base and top coat, these all chipped the next day. This isn’t what I’m used to from Essie at all! Disappointing. Anyway, lets have a look.
Reminds me of the OPI Stranger Tides, although not a dupe, it’s similar. A bit streaky, nice enough but not my favourite colour on me. Nearly lobster hands on me though…
Nice, reminds me a bit of Chanel’s Black Pearl. It’s a grey, black with hint of green. This was taken less the morning after I put it on, all I’d done was sleep and there are chips on the tips of the middle and index finger.
A gorgeous colour but an absolute nightmare to apply. Such hard work! I do love the colour but I can’t see me reaching for this just because I can’t be doing with the effort of putting it on.
Your Hut or Mine:
Oh I love this so much. Its a sort of corally, pinky, red, a bit muted, and its full of orange and fuschia shimmer. I couldn’t capture that amazing shimmer too well, but it’s so gorgeous. Just like all the others it chipped badly and quickly but I’m going to try some other base and top coats because I really want to wear this. I love it sooooo much!
So all in all disappointing in terms of wear and application for me, but I do really like the colours.