My local pharmacy had a promotion for Essie nail polishes the other day & as I was already buying “fill the gap” (I use it as a base coat), I did a little impulse buy of what I thought would be a nice fall berry shade.
Nope. This polish, originally in the 2007 Bahamas collection is a rich dark plum, that often reads burgundy, or, as in several of my swatch photos, brown(?!). The polish is streaky – I would say a minimum of three coats to make it opaque. I only have two coats on, and you can see the uneven finish, especially on my middle finger.
The colour is also not quite what I expected from the bottle – not bad, just different, and it’s not as flattering on my skin as I thought it would be. Normally I would be much more upset about this, but I got the polish for free so I can’t bring myself to care. I’ll probably end up selling it online & definitely no more impulse polish buys!
the above photo (taken with flash), really shows just how streaky this polish is, although the colour in this photo is much more true to life than the top photo.