It’s downhill to the weekend now. I love Wednesdays. Also, good luck to all the kids going back to school today (and the parents and teachers too).
I recently picked up my first Essie polishes. I have never been a huge fan of the brand but not from personal experience. I have heard many people struggle with it and that it doesn’t last long on the nails. I’ve also heard that many of the colours need like a zillion coats to get good colour payoff or opaque. Considering the price of them, I wasn’t going to rush out to buy any. I can guarantee you that just because you paid so much for a polish, it isn’t necessarily the best or longest lasting polish. Like I said though, I had no personal experience with Essie. Recently when Essie was 3 for 2 at Clicks I took the chance to try a few. I knew if I was going to try them that one of them had to be Butler please. Another one I picked up was Ladylike, which is a beautiful nude creme. I then immediately had to use these 2 together. Let me show you what I did.
I started with 2 coats of Essie – Ladylike. Once that was completely dry I used Essie – Butler please and a big dotting tool to make random big dots near the tips. I then used a smaller dotting tool with Butler please and filled in the spaces around the big dots, concentrating only on the top half of my nail. Topcoated and done.
I actually really liked how it looked even if it was something really simple. I think these colours looks so good together. Let me show you the swatches.
Essie – Ladylike
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. It’s a nude creme. It was a nice formula and quite opaque. I didn’t have any streakiness. And I really like the colour.
Essie – Butler please
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. It’s a beautiful bright blue creme. Really nice formula and fabulous opacity. I knew I would love the colour – and I really do – but I was impressed with the application of this one.
My impressions so far of Essie? I didn’t wear it long enough to make any judgement about wear but these two are really nice opacity wise. Formula was also good, better on Butler please but still good. I didn’t care much for the brush. It isn’t bad but other brands have nicer brushes. I have no doubt that it is something you can get used to though.
What do you think? Are you an Essie fan? Do you have these colours? What is your favourite Essie polish? I’d like to hear your opinion before I buy more.
Thanks for reading,