Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Essie: To Buy or Not To Buy

This review is on Essie's To Buy or Not To Buy for a reader of mine.  She saw that I received it in my Easter Swap package and was interested. 
Essie's To Buy or Not To Buy is a fairly transparent pale lavender color with blue/purple mini glitter.  This polish is very thin and goes on pretty streaky up until the 3rd coat.  I used 4 to 5 coats to achieve the even all over color.  The glitter really doesn't show up much on the nail either, which was fairly disappointing for me.  I do like this color and I am glad that I received it, but for the price I would think it would have a thicker more opaque formula.  I'm not sure that I will purchase this polish, but there are colors that I like so you never know, I just might get curious enough to buy it.  I am always up for a fun trade though or a giveaway, which is how I got both of the Essie polishes that I have.  Here are some pictures and remember that this is with 4 to 5 coats and the color has a bit more of a purple hint to it than appears in the pictures.

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  1. Wow that's a lot of coats for one polish :/ The colours very pretty though!

  2. I really appreciate you taking the time to swatch and review this. I loved it in the bottle but for the price and after hearing how you faired with it, I just dont think I could justify it to myself. Thanks again...not just for this post but for all the great info you share! :)

    1. Ahh! Thanks! I am super glad to hear that I am helping readers out. And I totally agree with you, I love it in the bottle, but one I put it on it's just meh. If you know what I mean. If you could get it in a trade or cheaper on a blog sale then I'd say go for it. but other than that i'd say no go. :)