Hello, lovelies! These are my spring color picks from the Essie Nail Polish range. In general, I find Essie nail polishes to be okay, most are really sheer and need too many coats. There are some real gems in their line like Sand Tropez and Mesmerized (not shown in this post) but I think more affordable brands have better consistency throughout the line (like China Glaze). Essie does have really pretty colors and fancy packaging. I think that’s what makes them alluring. You can often find them on sale (50-80% off) on places like Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, FragranceDirect.co.uk, etc.
Turquoise and Caicos: I love this color, it’s very pretty. I would call it a cross between jade and mint green. However, I won’t be repurchasing this because it’s too sheer. My nail whites still show through even after two coats.
Nice is Nice: Such a pretty lilac! This used to be my go-to color once. My bottle is almost empty and this is a shade I would actually repurchase. The formula isn’t anything amazing, but it’s easy enough to work with. I’ve had this for over 2 years and it’s gone goopy on me. I love the color too much so I will pick up another one.
Sand Tropez: This is the only shade that I think is truly worth the $8-9 price tag. It applies easily, is opaque in one coat (but I still always do two for good measure) and it lasts almost a week without chipping. The color is a nude beige that is appropriate for any occasion.
Tart Deco: This is a fun summer color. It’s much brighter on the nails than what it looks on the bottle. It applies easily too. I like it but I don’t love it. I wouldn’t repurchase this one, even if it was on sale.
Fiji: This color is really popular. It’s supposedly a dupe for Butter London’s Teddy Girl. I can see why it’s so popular, the color is truly beautiful. However, I think the formula is a bit finicky and doesn’t justify the price.
Marshmallow: This color is a bit frustrating. The name is adorable and the color is the perfect milky white. But it’s so sheer. It needs 4 coats to look opaque which means it takes forever to dry and can turn gloopy.