I gave in. I decided to live in the “wild side”, and finally try Essie nail polish. And I can’t say that I’m disappointed. Not having an OMG, screeching and texting- all- my- folks- raving -about- it moment either, but I enjoy it.
I was drawn in by the opaque colors. There was a hint of iridescence, and I liked that it was just enough to give it a touch of character. I also decided that it was time to try something different, and tone down the polish every now and then. I don’t always have to be so extra with my polish. So I bit the bullet, and bought Jamaica Me Crazy.
I’ve never been to Jamaica (perhaps once in this lifetime I shall journey there), but if and when I ever do, I plan on sipping on fruit flavored drinks spiked with some sort of alcohol, strolling barefoot on a sandy beach at sunset, and letting the wind blow through and mess up my hair, all while wearing bright, warm colors, such as Jamaica Me Pretty.
The polish is a vivid, slightly iridescent shade of fuschia, a perfect middle ground between spring and winter colors.
I no longer give matte nail colors the side eye. Thank you Essie Coat Azure for helping me see the light!
So I did learn a few things about Essie nail polish though:
- Begins to fade/chip within 5 days.
- Always needs a topcoat, so as not to look dull.
- Dries in a relatively fast time, about 2-3 minutes per coat.
I’m not sure that it is worth 7.99 per bottle, I have found polishes that are just as amazing, if not better, for less, but I still like them.
So did Essie nail it or fail it?
Considering the whole package, they nailed it.