A thread for the love of ESSIE !!

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How do you feel about Essie?
    Meh, nail polish is not exciting. : (7 votes)
    6 %
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. : (70 votes)
    63 %
    WTF is Essie? : (7 votes)
    6 %
    I prefer another brand, even though Mrs BuesleBee thinks that's nonsense. : (27 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 2
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I used to looove Essie before I got my LED lamp. Now I’m all about the gel polish, but I still stop and check out all the pretty Essie colors whenever I’m in a Target or Ulta! They will always hold a place in my heart. That lilac color is to die for, I’ve been searching for a color like that in gel with no luck. And I love how you happened upon “Just Got Engaged,” kind of freaky lol.

    Post # 4
    489 posts
    Helper bee

    MrsBuesleBee:  Broke out the Essie this morning! I was in the mood for a 40’s look today. It’s Forever Yummy 🙂 Sorry the pic is so dark. And I must get Wife Goes On! 

    Post # 7
    6785 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    Lilacism is my favorite! I don’t think I saved my pics with that color on though 🙁 

    This picutre I have on Bikini So Teeny (blue) with Marshmallow (white) and China Glaze’s snow globe on top.

    Post # 8
    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I have SUCH bad luck with Essie. I adore the color range they have, but it always ends up being a streaky mess that chips after 2 days no matter the color. I just assume they don’t work with my nails. boo! I love the good to go topcoat though. For colors, I usually stick with OPI or Zoya.

    Post # 9
    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    I feel like my essie manicures last longer than any other brand. (I can’t use OPI because their formula can be ruined when I put on sunscreen. weird, right?) 

    I used to buy essie exclusively, but I noticed that as long as I use their basecoat and topcoat, I can use other brands for color and achieve the same amount of durability. 

    Post # 10
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013


    I only own one Essie polish but I love it. It’s Turquoise and Caicos. It lasts so long!! I took down 4 rooms of wallpaper last weekend while wearing it and barely had any chips. The only thing I don’t really like about that particular color is that it’s not super opaque. 2 layers will do the job but I think it would look best with 3…just way too lazy to do 3 layers.

    Can anyone verify that some of the other colors are more opaque? Only requiring 1-2 coats?

    This is the only picture I have of it.

    Post # 11
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    MrsBuesleBee:  Yes, I love gel! I got my lamp & supplies at Sally’s. There are a lot of brands and colors, but not nearly as many as, say, Essie or OPI, which is my only complaint. My gel manicures typically last about 2 weeks before they start chipping/lifting or losing their shine.

    Post # 12
    12865 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    ooh, I just bought two bottles of Essie cause I saw them at TJmaxx for 3.99 or 4.99.  I have yet to try it though cause I dont normally do my nails.

    Post # 14
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    IzzyBear:  love that colour! I also only have one Essie (that looks like it’s reaching it’s final days) in a dark teal & it’s pretty opaque. Go Overboard. (Internet pic)


    Post # 15
    284 posts
    Helper bee

    I love the Essie colours but the formulas are so hit and miss 🙁

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