essie
essie

Although I flit between nail polish brands, my heart will always belong to one. No surprise here considering over half of my nail varnishes are made up of this stand out polish brand but you really can’t go wrong with them. Not quite sure where I’m going with this build up as no surprise to who this brand is, it’s Essie. Long before their defusion line I would ransack the aisles of CVS and Duane Read whenever in the States to snap up as many polishes as I could. Their shade selection, formulas and bottle design hit it out of the park on every category. Fun fact for you here, I don’t own any OPI polishes just because I don’t like the bottle design!

To help kick my mood into the Spring mindset, and in a bid to snazz up my current manicure rotation, I picked up a current Essie collection shade in this adorable minty hue. With a cute name to match, Fashion Playground is just the icing on the beautiful pastel cake. With a very subtle shimmer running through out, think Bikini So Teeny, this can be paired with many a Summer outfit and shimmers in the sun light.

Never one to leave a shop with one item I also picked up a top coat in a bit of a whim to see how Essie fairs when it comes to nail care. I’ve already got a base coat from them and unfortunately this No Chips Top Coat falls into the same disappointing category. It did little to help in prolonging my manicure and I actually think it’s addition made the chips worse. A shame really but I’ve found with my nails the fewer costs I use, base & too cost included, the longer my manicure lasts.