I recently realised that I haven’t done many nail polish reviews on this blog. So you can expect some in the following month. I’m quite behind with my posts.
In general, fall is my favourite season, but this year I’m kind of sad that the summer is over. Today’s post is about two nail polishes from Essie’s summer 2016 collection. The new fall collection is on its way, but you can still find these two shades in the drugstores. I really hope we get the new gel formula soon.
Essie Coconut Cove - I was quite excited to try this nail polish, the colour is a coconut white shade. To be honest, it didn’t live up to my high expectations. The formulation is similar to the formula of Essie Fiji, you need a few coats and some training to get an opaque colour on the nail. This shade dries very slowly and I recommend applying three thin coats. When it comes to longevity, it wasn’t as long-lasting as most of the Essie nail polishes, but it’s not tragic. If you are trying to decide between Coconut cove and Fiji, get Fiji, the formulation is better and it lasts longer.
Essie Berried treasures - This was my favourite nail polish this summer. When I got it, I was scared that it’s way too similar to Essie Watermelon, but it’s actually more of an orange. Berried treasures looks almost like a neon when you are outside. The colour is the same as the colour of one of my favourite lipsticks this summer Clinique Pop lacquer in Happy pop (review here). The formulation was perfect when I applied it, the longevity disappointed me. It started chipping on day two which is not typical for Essie nail polishes. I definitely recommend the colour though. If you want a more long-lasting formula Essie Watermelon may be a better option.
I’m a little bit disappointed, because these two nail polishes do not lasts long on the nails, but Essie is still my favourite nail polish brand.