(Closed) essie or opi

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: essie or opi
    essie : (34 votes)
    60 %
    opi : (23 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1815 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I have a bunch of both, and like both brands. Essie has a thinner brush, OPIs brush is thicker..some people prefer one or the other based on the shape of their nail.

    Post # 4
    Member
    8044 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I want to like Essie but I find the brush super difficult to paint with.

    I have a ton of OPI and Sephora by OPI nail polishes and I love them.

    Post # 5
    Member
    28 posts
    Newbee

    I used to be an OPI user and bought my first bottle of Essie polish a few weeks back.  I’ve since become an Essie convert!  Although Essie’s brush is thinner, I feel like the formula is thicker and more opaque and dries to a shinier finish than OPI.  

    However, OPI has some super fun colors and the thicker brush is definitely easier to paint with!

    Post # 6
    Member
    5373 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I used to love OPI but I find that my polishes get goopy after a while. I’ve never had problems with the Essie formula and it’s a lot easier for me to get Essie polishes in my area (:

    Post # 7
    Member
    386 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I find that OPI lasts a bit longer but Essie has way more shine. I buy both regularly.

    Post # 8
    Member
    534 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I just bought (well SO bought it for me) Essie “Boxer Shorts” It’s awesome. It’s a medium shade of gray-purple. Love it!

    @sugarpea:  +1, OPI’s always go goopey on me, mind you, all we have to do is pour a teeny bit of nail polish remover and they get nice again. It’s just the point if I’m spending that much on nail polish I want it to last!

    Post # 9
    Member
    986 posts
    Busy bee

    I was all about OPI until I got my first Essie and now I’m totally hooked! While there are a few colors on my (too big) shelf that I don’t love due to application, I’m completely in love with the brand as a whole! 🙂 

    Post # 10
    Member
    9826 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I generally like Essie better. It lasts, and the colors are really nice. OPI has some nice ones too, but it takes a freakishly long time to dry.

    Post # 11
    Member
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I was told by a mancurist that essie seems to stay longer than opi on natural nails, once I tried it I agree. My favorite brand is deborah lippman but essie is my #2

    Post # 12
    Member
    511 posts
    Busy bee

    I use OPI but only the Nicole Miller line….and definitely NOT the Kardashian line. On my toes, I use either Joe Fresh or Essie.

    Post # 13
    Member
    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I finds that Essie is easier to get good results with.

    Post # 14
    Member
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Just want to let everyone know that my Marshall’s was selling Essie nailpolish for $4 right up at the register. Good deal! I couldn’t resist and bought 3 different colors. It will be my first time using Essie, but from what I see on pinterest, I love the colors and how they look.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    Essie all the way! My old roommate had a ton of OPI polishes that I used to borrow all of the time, but I never really liked how it went on, and I agree that it took forever to dry.  Essie goes on much smoother (IMO), dries fasters, and lasts longer.  I also prefer their color selection. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    903 posts
    Busy bee

    I used OPI gel polish with the UV light. It’s the best on the market, I think. 

    I have a bunch of Essie polish I feel like it stays tacky for a long time.

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