nail polish

This Beauty is a Beast – Essie Turquoise and Caicos Review

This is the first Essie polish I ever purchased! The colour is a beautiful sea foam green/turquoise which Essie describes as “a flirty and pretty tropical aqua.” But don’t be fooled by its beauty – this polish applies like a beast. It’s patchy, and takes around three coats to get full opacity (and still might be patchy). 

Essie Mint Candy Apple Review

What is a mint candy apple? I’m not sure, but it sure looks nice. This shade is on-trend right now and is perfect for summer. I think it looks great with my pale skin, but would also look flattering with a tan. This is a pastel green that Essie’s website describes as a “crème de menthe mint.”

It’s a little runny, and the first coat is very patchy, but a thicker, second coat does the trick. I receive many compliments on my nails from coworkers when I wear this shade. It’s bright, but if you can get away with it, why not be a little daring?

Essie Eternal Optimist Review

I got a manicure a few weeks ago with OPI’s Dulce du Leche, and I have been seeking a dupe that’s a few dollars cheaper and easier to find. I’ve come pretty close with Essie’s Eternal Optimist.

Essie describes this polish as “a spiced tea rose with a dash of cream,” which is a very accurate description. It’s a nice, work appropriate pink that makes your hands look polished. As far as application, the polish has a nice consistency (not too thin or too thick) and applies and dries easily. I will be reaching for this regularly!

Essie Eternal Optimist

Eternal Optimist