Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Essie Haul

I love nothing more than buying a new nail polish, and Essie is one of my favourite brands. Just the sight of their stand with it's endless range of gorgeous colours makes me feel excited! However, I don't get so excited at spending £7.99 on a nail polish, especially when there are so many cheaper options - it's hard to justify, and therefore so far I've only bought a few special colours. 

I heard a while ago through the blogging world that Fragrance Direct offered cheaper Essie polishes, but by the time I got there they had sold out. A week or so ago I decided to check again, and found happily that they were back online! Not only that, but a colour I had been looking for everywhere - Bikini So Teeny - was available! At £1.99 each, this was too good a bargain to miss, so I snapped up three polishes, and here they are...

Essie nail polish

I've tried out all the colours so I can give you my first impressions...

Bikini So Teeny is a perfect lilac-blue colour, for which I have bought many dupes, none as good as this one! It's a really creamy consistency, easy to apply - it's possible to get away with wearing one coat, although two is perfect. 

Tour De Finance is a hot pink colour with a slight purple shimmer, which doesn't show up particularly well in most lights. I've been wearing it on my toes and it is a nice polish, but there's nothing really to differentiate it from any other hot pink nail polish - nice, but not exciting. 

Finally, To Buy Or Not To Buy has actually turned out to be my favourite. This is an absolutely beautiful pale lilac colour with a blue iridescent shimmer. It's a really unusual colour and looks amazing with a tan, but I can imagine it would also suit those with paler skin tones. I really like it and have been wearing it non stop!

What do you think of my purchases?  



  1. I purchased Bikini So teeny a while a go and I love it! Such a gorgeous summer colour Xx

    Olivia -

  2. You can't beet the Essie bargains to be had on fragrance Direct! I love Bikini so Teeny as well :) x


  3. Great picks!!! What a steal on that site!! I just picked up two Essie colors using coupons I had from a local pharmacy, got two for the price of one, because I'm with you, I can't swallow the $8 (here in the us) price tag.
    I got First Timer and Go Ginza.
    Love bikini so teeny too!

  4. Bikini So Teeny is one of my favourite polishes :). The other two do look lovely as well xx

    D Is For...

  5. I can't believe you got such great deals on Essie polishes! Jealous! x

  6. Since nail polishes last for so long they're definitely worth it in the end and the colours are so gorgeous! Great purchase :)

  7. cute pictures :)
    Essie is the best <3

  8. I like bikini so teeny great color.


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