Sunday, July 17, 2011

My First Essie Polish - A Review & A Possible Dupe?

I've been into pale pink polishes for a while now (and by while, I mean a month ha). I picked up Easy Going by SinfulColors and loved it, then I saw Essie's pale pink in Fuji a week later and just had to pick that one up too.

Review: I've heard mixed reviews on Essie's polishes. Some are really opaque and cover completely in 1 or 2 coats and some need 4 coats for best results. Fuji needs 3 coats for the best coverage and depending on how light you coat them it might even need 4 coats. The lasting power on this polish is great though. After about 5 days there's some minor chipping, but nothing serious or really noticeable. I see why these polishes are on the pricier side, they offer a huge range of colors from trendy to classic so everyone is bound to find the right shade for them.


                  Please disregard the crappy polish job I did. I was in a hurry.  Easy going on the left finger and Fuji on the right.

Comparison: I wanted to compare Fuji to Easy Going. Fuji is slightly more pink and the consistency is thicker than Easy Going, Although if you were to do 2 coats of Fuji and 3 coats of EG then the shades look much more similar. If you don't want to shell out the $8 on Essie than definitely look into the SinfulColors line, their polishes are only $2. Just keep in mind, the lasting power of the SinfulColors brand is nowhere near as good as Essie's. This is definitely one of those cases where you get what you pay for.

Do any of you have either shade? What is your favorite Essie polish?


| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Never used Sinful Colors, or Essie. I am OPI girl...They look alot alike.
My hands are super tan, so I don't think these colors will look good. But I never really tried these type of colors.


ohyouprettythings said...

These colors are gorgeous!! :] I love sinful colors!! I just use a nice topcoat and it stays super long! :]

BeautyBehaved said...

great review girlll, your blog is deff exciting, following(:

cvs does deals on essie quite often so maybe your next essie purchase will be cheaper, check the ads online?

<3 BB

Haze said...

those colours are incredible! I have been looking for something like it but everything I found was always too sheer.

Anonymous said...

I don't own any Essie nailpolishes :( I should really give it a try!

Great post :)

Gaby Fauchon said...

I can't tell for sure how I feel about Essie nail polish as I have only one (I think it's Really Red?) but it chips so fast on me, literally after ONE day! ):

Maryam Maquillage said...

I'm not a big believer in expensive polishes, so I always go for $3 and under... my trick is investing in a really good base/top coat to make the manicure last for at least a week. my go to is Duri Rejuvacote, I swear it makes any nailpolish amazing, even the cheapest ones :))

Unknown said...

I love essie and sinful nail polishes!! Great review doll.

<3 Marina

The Beauty and The Business said...

OPI is my favorite brand but I might try out the sinful polish. I went to college this week so I change my nails every few weeks. (I paint my nails to avoid doing homework) So if the chippings bad I'll just redo them. Also I find that if you have a good base and top coat, cheap polish last really well.

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