In the beautiful city that is Berlin, I picked up this gorgeous emerald green varnish, perfect for autumn. I've not had many Essie shades so I was super excited and could not wait to see the outcome. Unfortunately, I was very let down. I've had mixed experienced with my previous Essie shades and only been overly impressed by two. This shade looks gorgeous in the bottle, and does on the nails, but after many, many coats. This grass colour in Pretty Edgy is from the Summer 2010 collection.
L-R, 1st nail one coat, 2nd nail 2 coats, 3rd nail 3 coats.
As you can see the formula is very sheer on the first coat, and even through to the 3rd coat you can still see streaks. I needed 4-5 coats to get an opaque look. To get to that point is a bit of a chore though. Not only am I waiting around for each coat to be applied, it's not the quickest of drying. Even after the 2nd coat I was waiting for a while for the coat to completely dry before applying another. If I didn't know the brand, my initial thoughts would have been that this polish was very cheap. I wasn't impressed with this and it's going to the back of my collection, or even given to my younger sibling. As I said before, I find Essie very hit and miss, and this is most definitely a miss.
Have you had any colours from Essie that didn't reach the standards you expected?
If you're interested in this polish, grab it from LookFantastic for £9.95.