Essie is one of my favorite nail polish brands!

I wanted to do a small collection post today, and I'm really trying to change up my content and make it more useful, so I'm including swatches of all these polishes. I recently had a good clear out of my nail polish and I really don't have very many left, so I'll have to get some new ones soon.

In general, Essie polishes last okay, a few days without chipping if you don't do the dishes etc. They're really opaque, have a great formula and a wonderful brush. I love their toppers and their bright colors (also darker, muted tones), which are opaque with one swipe. I'm not loving their pastels though, but they could be worse. The polishes cost 10€ a pop, but drogerie markt often has a 2 for 1 deal.


Essie Cute As A Button

This coral red shade is gorgeous, really brightens up my day when I wear it. I think it's perfect for spring and summer. You can get away with one coat, but it's kind of sheer no matter how many coats you apply - not sure how to explain it, almost like a jelly finish? Still love it, though.

Essie Romper Room

This is identical to Fiji, which I've had before. I don't think pastel polishes are Essie's strong suit. I had a few and didn't want to keep them, they take too many coats to be perfect - three. It's still a gorgeous baby pink pastel shade, though.

Essie Funny Face

Another gorgeous one coater! And this one doesn't have a jelly finish, it's way more opaque. A pretty bright pink berry-ish shade, which I wear a lot. I love it any time of the year.


Essie A Cut Above

A topper shade which I love using over top a colored nail polish, because by itself, it's not opaque. Very pretty rose gold shade with pieces of glitter. Looks great with any shade! Love this so much. 2 coats in the pic.

Essie Merino Cool

My absolute favorite. A gorgeous taupe shade which is just amazing this time of the year and so chic as well. It's kind a purple grey, and I love it so much. Again opaque with one coat, but for this one, you might want to do two. 

There we go, my tiny Essie collection. I can't wait for another 2 for 1 deal so I can pick up some more shades.
What is your favorite nail polish by Essie?