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Essie Mojito Madness Nail Polish

Mojito Madness is one of those cult classic shades spoken fondly of in the nail polish community. I didn’t even think I needed it until I got it at the Cosmetics Market. I’m glad I did. It satisfies my thirst … Continue reading

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Essie Nail Polish in Where’s My Chaffeur?

Where is that indolent bastard? He said he was bringing the car around! The more reliable and prompt one is on my fingernails. Essie describes this as “an opulent turquoise”. It’s a cousin to China Glaze For Audrey. It reminds … Continue reading

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Essie Nail Polish in Chocolate Cakes

Essie describes this as “rich and delicious. this creamy dark chocolate brown lacquer creates a decadently sensuous manicure that’ll have them begging for crumbs of your affection.” It does remind me of Hershey’s chocolate syrup. It’s a deep rich brown … Continue reading

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Essie Nail Polish in Berry Naughty

My good friend Chelsea gifted me this pretty berry nail polish. It was housed in a box as an ornament.   From the website: “racy, wild and unapologetically sexy. this luscious, deep berry lacquer makes every night a night to … Continue reading

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Essie Butler Please Nail Polish

I was pleased to find a mini bottle of this. Go me. Essie describes it as “an indulgent bright blue”. It’s a lovely bright blue somewhere between cobalt and periwinkle. This is two coats. It’s creamy, smooth and gives rich … Continue reading

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Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Surrounded by Studs

So, here we are at our second phase of testing: I have procured a bottle of a different shade to see if this one holds up much better. Did it with work for me? Let’s find out! So this is … Continue reading

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Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Gala-Vanting

Many companies have released at-home gel manicure nail polishes. Basically, you buy a special top coat for it and it should deliver the results of a gel manicure you would get at a salon with a UV lamp. I bought … Continue reading

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Essie Nail Color in Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife is sort of the Queen of Teal Nail Polish. She is legendary among teals. Essie describes her as “smart. gorgeous. successful. perfect deep teal pearl polish creates triple threat manicures and pedicures that are to have and to … Continue reading

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Essie Fall 2015 Nail Polish Swatches

Do I really need more reds, deep wines and dark purples? Yes, I do. It’s a need. A very deep-seated, aching need. All nail polish lovers understand this feeling. My non-need for similar shades notwithstanding, I bought the Essie Fall … Continue reading

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Essie Nail Polishes in Haute in the Heat, Roarrrrange, and Fierce, No Fear

I swatched three minis just for you today. Yes, you. Not, not you. The other you.   Haute in the Heat     Roarrrrange   Fierce, No Fear   These were all pretty decent when it came to formula and … Continue reading

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