Hey Essie Lovers!
I'm sorry I've been quite absent lately. My big kids having a week off school made me take a break from this blog and social media, but then I found because I hadn't done any swatching or behind the scenes blog work/writing, I couldn't keep on schedule last week either. I'm hoping that things will be back to normal now. Yesterday I shared a massive grey comparison. Since it was such a big post I didn't get it up on Monday. Definitely check it out if you haven't yet! And today I've got my favourite nail polishes I wore in February to share with you.
I don't actually have a ton of polishes to share with you because I feel like I have to be REALLY picky about my faves and only share the ones I absolutely LOVED. Because honestly, I basically like/love every polish I wear, but sometimes a polish's colour or formula or the way it makes me feel really stands out above the rest, so I made sure to keep a running list of those polishes this month.
Technically this was a January fave, but I didn't write a favourites post for January because this would have been the only polish on that list. So I'm throwing it in now. This polish I picked up on a whim because I found it on sale at Winner's and I didn't own it so I thought "why not?" From the moment I applied this beauty to my nails I had to pick my jaw up off the table. It has such a great formula. Stellar formula, actually! It's creamy and opaque in one coat. It's a deep blue that looks almost like a bright cobalt in the sunshine and I dug it so so much. If only allllllll Essie formula's were like this. (Read full post on Mesmerize here)
Oh gosh. This colour STOLE my heart when I swatched it! It's from the new Spring 2016 collection. To be honest, that whole collection surprised me and I really really loved it. I didn't think I was going to. I told you when the press releases were out that the collection underwhelmed me. I also thought that they were a weird mix of colours and a lot of them were very Un-Spring-like. But then they came and I played with them and I loved their formulas and colours! This colour was my absolute favourite from the collection and I didn't want to take it off. I don't have any other Essie purples like it. I think it might be somewhat similar to OPI's Lost My Bikini in Molokini but Go Polished showed that Shades On is actually lighter. The formula of this one is a creamy, opaque one-coater as well.
Groove Is In the Heart
This pink has become one of my all-time fave pinks. I freaking love it! It was introduced to me by Crystal at Love Fresh Paint. We became friends through social media and blogging and when she sent me the pic of her wearing this colour I was like "WOAH. Yes!" so I picked it up later that week and I haven't regretted that decision one bit. It's so much more wearable than I thought it would be with a slight hint of peachiness. (Read full post here)
Who Is The Boss
I've never done this before, but I actually had a polish that I tried out for the first time that I was super unhappy with so I thought I would include it as an un-favourite of mine.
I bought this online because swatches showed it as sort of a pinky-mauve nude and I thought it was so pretty. I decided to finally try it when I was watching a movie and hanging out with my husband one evening and spent about an hour painting my nails (which is much longer than I usually take). And when I was done I had this streaky sheer mess (the pic doesn't seem to show how bad it looked in person). I was so mad that I had spent all that time and it looked TERRIBLE. I left it on the next day but then I just couldn't keep it on any longer than that.
This polish has a thin consistency and is super streaky. Even after 3 coats it still looked patchy and uneven and 3 coats of polish is my limit, you know? Maybe if I applied Fill the Gap first or if I tried 4 coats of polish it would look better, but at this point in time, I regret buying it. If you google swatches of "Essie Miss Matched" it looks beautiful so that's what's most disappointing I think.
What were your fave polishes of the month? Did you have any un-favourites/disappointing polishes like I did? Spill the beans, I'd love to hear about it in the comments!