Post # 1
Let us have a place to love and share all things Essie. I am a loyalist to the brand- I absolutely love their palette and the quality of the polish and I think there are a few other ladies around here in the same boat. A new bottle is my happiness on a stressful day, so much joy for $8 !!
So share your favorites! Ill start.
This is my go to summer color this year. I love how tan it makes me look! Its called “Go Ghinza”, (similar to “Lilacism” but less grey). I was wearing it when he proposed! (no coincidence I assure you)
This I put on for my first weekend with the ring, I thought it looked “wifey” which go figure its called “Wife Goes On”. I love the warm coral-y red, but I think it competes with my ring.
Now this color is my new favorite. My man and I were in a drugstore a few days after the proposal, and we were calling everything engagement ____. Like lets get an engagement sandwich after engagement yoga (lol). So in the store, of course I said I just NEED an engagement Essie.
So I picked up the perfect peachy pink with the fainest sparkle, and what is it called?? “Just Got Engaged”. I shit you not. First one I picked up! I love it.
All this makes me think I should really just work for Essie. I could name colors like no ones business.
So show me some pretty Essie colors!!
Post # 2
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 # 3
bbbria: is the gel worth it? Does it really last/ are there lots of colors to go around?
Post # 4
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 # 5
vintagelover32: cute! matches your keyboard!
Post # 7
- 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
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
- 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
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
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
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 # 13
Lily_of_the_valley: love! I definately have Fiji
IzzyBear: Love Turks & C – I have that one too. And I love your band!
bbbria: that is exciting, maybe Ill do that for wedding nails. But I feel like I’d be cheating on my one true nail polish love!
pinkshoes: love TJ maxx. I am all about it.
Post # 14
- 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
I love the Essie colours but the formulas are so hit and miss 🙁