ESSIE Nail Polishes-Yay or Nay?

Good afternoon! I’m 28 weeks pregnant today! Feeling extremely blessed and happy although so far, today has been very tiring. Not only I’ve had an early-morning shift working in retail on a Black Friday! Then I also headed to hospital where I’ve waited for hours to get my blood tests done and the tiny little heart monitored. Oh my poor, swollen feet 😦


ESSIE! I don’t have time to re-apply you twice a day, and you cost too much to do so!

Essie has manyyy differrent collections to offer, and their colour range is one of the best I came across! Giving my opinion below, I can only speak for the specific products I’ve used so far.

Average price of single Essie nail polish varies between £7.99-£9.99 unless your name is SMARTyna and you shop in TK Maxx for £3.99 😁👌


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£3.99  Sorrento Yourself 477 (Nail Colour Resort Collection)

Beautiful, browny nude with a ‘salmon’ undertone. One of my favourite colours. Looks neat, elegant, tidy and most of all perfect for autumn and winter.

I’ve used two coats of this product and it has given me a full-coverage. The brush is long and thin but wide, therefore whole surface of the nail is covered within 2 swipes. Nails are dry after 1 minute (no exaggeration!). It has a very intense smell but that’s nothing unusual.


Essie Good To Go Topcoat £3.99 TK Maxx

Applied on top of ‘sorrento yourself’ and on top of Maybelline polish (glitter visible on tips of my nails). This product is also very fast drying, but smells even stronger than the one above. Gives amazing gel-looking shine and what makes it stand out is the way it feels to the touch; very glossy and smooth.

Overall seem like amazing products, especially for £3.99. Well they are… for a very short time.


This is a day after painting my nails. I haven’t washed any dishes, nor didn’t do much physical work (I’m still a good wifey though!). So this to me is very poor quality. There are many cheaper options out there which won’t chip off for at least 3-5 days. Essie I’m dissapointed. I still love your colours ❤

Whats your experience with this brand? Maybe I’ve bought some badly formulated products? I hope so.

Have a nice day!


One thought on “ESSIE Nail Polishes-Yay or Nay?

  1. lifewithmrst

    Essie is such a hit and miss brand, I never pay full price because I usually get disappointed. Fragrance direct do great deals on nail polish, OPI are my favourite brand, Barry m is great too.

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