|Left to Right: Ballet Slippers, Mademoiselle, Muchi Muchi, Bikini So Teeny, Wicked, Eternal Optimist, Sugar Daddy, Mint Candy Apple, Blanc & Smokin' Hot.|
I had a request awhile back to do a post on the best selling Essie's. Since I don't work for Essie or having any affiliation with them, I did some good ol' googling to see if I could find that info. I came across this post from The Zoe Report and it listed the Top 10 Best Selling Essie's of all time according to Essie herself. It's such interesting information and they only showed bottle shots, so I thought I'd swatch them for you. Let's count 'em down!
10. Muchi, Muchi
I'm obsessed with the look of white nails, so I love this one. Blanc has been around since 1981 when Essie Weingarten created her first 12 Essie polishes. The formula is ok to apply but doesn't completely self-level. It leaves a bit of uneven ridging but it's minor enough that a coat of top coat fixes it and makes it look smooth and even. This is 2 coats with Gel Couture top coat, although some nails could've definitely used a 3rd coat now that I'm looking up close. Also it probably would've benefited from a ridge filling base coat so it goes on smoother. It can be a bit of a finicky polish but looks great once it's on.
8. Smokin' Hot
7. Eternal Optimist
5. Sugar Daddy
Sugar Daddy is a super sheer pink that was released in 2004. This is 2 coats. It's an extremely natural shade that just gives your nails some shine and a very slight tint of pink to make them look healthy. The thing I love about this polish is, it's NEVER streaky and is so easy to apply.
4. Mint Candy Apple
2. Bikini So Teeny
1. Ballet Slippers
Were there any polishes on this list that surprised you or that you thought would be on this list that wasn't? I was actually surprised that Sugar Daddy was on this list because it really doesn't have any colour to it. I was also surprised to see Eternal Optimist, not because it isn't pretty but because I expected to see something like Topless & Barefoot or Lady Like instead.
But I already owned and loved most of these! There were only a couple I had to pick up for this post, so I hope I can get to know them and love them too. If you are an Essie collector, I bet you have a lot of these too! Which one is your favourite?