It has been far too long since I last wore nail polish and the last time I can remember wearing it was way back in May if I remember correctly. I have worn nail polish for most days for the past 4 years so I wanted to give my nails a break so they could grow better and I could shape them. My nails are longer and in better condition.. all ready for more nail polishes to try out.
Essie is a brand I have wanted to try for a long time so I decided to treat myself to ‘Lovie Dovie’ which is described as ‘a perfect flamingo pink’ so that is right up my street as I just love flamingos and as many of my followers know, I just adore pink.
I got this in while shopping in my local boots store. It cost me £7.99 which is a fair price in my opinion for nail polish.
The packaging is very nice and stands out when you see it. The brush is larger than most nail polishes I have so it makes it much easier to apply to the nails. It can get into the grooves of the nails effortlessly without making a mess or needing to get more product.
The formula has 13.5ml of product and is DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde Free.
As with any nail polish its always best to put on a base coat before applying a nail polish. I just used my one from Barry M. Make sure that is 100% dry before applying nail polish as it can make the product bubble or chip faster than normal.
Lovie Dovie took 2 applications to get an opaque and glossy finish because the first application was streaky but that resolved after a second application. It says to finish with a topcoat but every time I use one it makes it chip the very same day and its not just one brand I have tried I have tried it with numerous. I find this works best just with a base coat and the nail polish alone.
I have found that I can get 3 days of wear from Lovie Dovie before it starts to chip a little which I am not disappointed with because I do a lot of cleaning, enjoy hot baths etc
I am super impressed with Essie so far and I am looking forward to trying out more of their products and I have even added their trend duo ‘flock you’ on my wishlist.
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Do you like ESSIE products? If so which is your favourite?