Sunday, June 24, 2012

365 polish for a year challenge: day 5

brand: Essie
name: Sure Shot
coats: 2
pigment: medium thickness with metallic shimmer

So this is the 1 and only bottle of Essie that I currently own. I got it for free from a beauty advisor when I worked at CVS. Now I know a lot of people love Essie, but I just don't get the hype and spending at least $8.00 on a bottle when you can find so many dupes out there!

 My fiancee said to do a color that was like a raspberry, so I chose this Essie color. I did two coats of the polish and a quick dry top coat.
 Then to be even more creative he suggested a black tip for "black raspberries" and was a bit impressed by his suggestion. So I did just that.

 Here are the polishes used left to right
Essie Sure Shot
Wet N' Wild 229C Ebony Hates Chris

So I grabbed one of my new crafting scissors and went to work

and the end product are black raspberry nails ^_^

So my opinion on Essie? Meh, it's a nice bottle, pigment and thickness. The brush is nice and thin, but to me spending that much on a bottle of polish is just to much. I've never seen them on sale (less than $8.00) and coupons for them are hard to come by. Again, there are many dupes out there, but I can say I don't hate the polish, just the price. I hope everyone enjoyed day 5, and don't forget to "like" my facebook page SimplyThriftyNailPolish to follow the updates on there and on twitter Ichiban_nailart


  1. thank you so much! I love painting my nails, and it makes me so happy to know people enjoy my blog ^_^