Essie: Lilacism and No Place Like Chrome

I hope you are having a great holiday and have taken some time to relax. I’m staying at my parents’ house for a week to visit, which has been great. My sister (Melissa) and I received some Essie nail polish for Christmas, so I thought I would share some photos and quick reviews.

I received Lilacism, which Essie describes as, “elegant and enchanting, this satiny smooth lilac whispers springtime.” It is a springtime colour, but it’ s a nice change from traditional holiday manicures of red, gold, and glitter. I used three coats, and had some trouble with application. The polish was quite streaky, so my second and third coats were thicker to even them out. The consistency was nice, and it didn’t run into my cuticules. I think this would look great with Mac’s Lavender Whip lipstick if you want to match your lips and nails (I may do this in the spring).


Essie’s Lilacism

Melissa received No Place Like Chrome from the Mirror Metallics collection. Essie describes the colour as a, “memorable silver metallic.” She loves the colour and effect, but had difficulty with application. She used two coats, but the metallic formula isn’t forgiving of mistakes. She says, “It was really streaky, but if you get a good topcoat it will even out lines and stuff.” She has three other colours from this collection, and says, “They’re mostly streaky, they all pretty much apply the same.”

Essie's No Place Like Chrome

Essie’s No Place Like Chrome

Melissa and I both love Essie polishes because they have great colours and application, are affordable, and accessible (you can get them at Wal Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, etc.). What is your favourite nail polish brand?



  1. Seeing this just confirms that I need to purchase Lilacism, so pretty and I like the ring finger accent you did. I too had my doubts about the consistency of Essies but the result seems worth it 🙂

    1. Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it! You should definitely pick it up. I have other Essie polishes that apply great, it’s just the chrome and pastel colours that I seem to have difficulty with.

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