Friday, September 6, 2013

Essie | We're in it Together Review

Essie is all over the blog scene and a lot of people rant and rave about it. The colours are delicious, the bottle is tasteful and the price, well the price isn't very appealing. At £7.99 I would not buy it with out testing it cheaply first. 
I am a huge believer in 'You get what you pay for'. It's true definitely, but I was not about to shell out that amount of money on yet another nail polish, which I must be honest about, I do not really need. So after reading a post by MissBudgetBeauty talking about a website I had not heard before ( I decided to check it out. 

Oh my goodness, I had to restrain myself from going over board! They had some really good prices and some amazing things which I loved and would have loved to have brought! 

I managed to restrained myself (slightly) and only brought four things.
Ok I could have done better and brought one thing, the nail polish I originally wanted to check out, which by the way, I brought the Essie We're in it Together for £1.99!!!
But none-the-less I'm sorry I will try better!

So back to Essie. There are some many gorgeous colours to choose from, which is another big thing, I am not a good decision maker, so to have so many options is NOT a good idea to confront me with! Fragrance Direct however only had four colours to choose from, thank goodness, the decision was still a bit tricky because they didn't look like colours that I didn't already have or did not like. I can not remember the colours names but there was two bright oranges a brown like colour and a pink. 

After a bit of Essie colour research, you can get reviews on any beauty product these days and a few helpful beauty bloggers really made my decision easier! I went for the pink, obviously, and the research really helped, it turns out that We're In It Together has a slight blue tint to it. 
I guess I kind of brought it on a whim but I felt more satisfied with finding out other people's reviews and thoughts about it!

So you know that blue tint I mentioned earlier well, it does something strange and magical, in day light it is a cute candy pink polish with a tiny amount of sparkle and in shadow or inside it kind of turns a bit neon, I'm not sure if that is the best way to describe it but I really can not think of how to verbally describe it. Also another thing that made me say 'oooohhh' is that in the shade inside my house the blue in the nail polish seems to make my skin appear more tanned... I must be really pale for it to do that but I loved the feeling and well got a bit excited! 

So I liked the colour when I first applied it and it grows on you so now I love it! The Blue sparkle is magic and the price was amazing!

There are only two things I wasn't too keen on. 

1. It took me three layers to get the coating perfect.
2. In total I put five layers on my nails, an under coat, three layers of the Essie polish and one top coat to try and protect it from chipping, however It's chipped and scratched. 

and If i had paid the actually price I wouldn't have been greatly impressed by the number of coats it took to create an even colour.

I feel that this post is a bit about Essie nail polish and a bit about the website Fragrance Direct. & I know what people might think, is it a trusty website, I thought the same when I was reading MissBudgetBeauty post about her recent purchase, but she has brought from them and I have & I didn't have any problems. 

Personally if you haven't jumped on the Essie nail Polish band wagon and are unsure about the price, maybe check of Fragrance Direct, they might have different colours in stock so be sure to check back with them if the colours they have don't appeal to you. For £1.99 how can you go wrong, it's better to be sure than to waste money which could go towards something important.

(I removed the nail polish this morning, and to be honest, glitter is the worst thing to remove from your nails, but whether my nail varnish remover isn't great or strong enough, this polish is almost as difficult to remove as the glitter!
The polish lasted for just about a week, there was a fair few chippings and god my nails grew like there's no tomorrow so a big gap revealed its self at the bottom of my nails. It took two cotton pads and a hell of a lot of nail polish remover, which now means that my nails are a bit ... erm... tight I guess is how I explain it but also very dry which is not good!

Over all, not a great experience with the Essie We're in it together from beginning to end, but I've experienced worse nail polish! The colour was adorable but the application, chipping and removing it wasn't great. But for £1.99 I can't be too annoyed.

Lottie xo

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