I am a total sucker for; a) nail polishes, b) instant gratification and c) coral shades. Hence, this purchase ticks all of my boxes! Since the arrival of the beautiful Essie stand in my local Boots, I have spent a lot of time oohing and aahing over the pretty colours, and then balking at the ridiculous price - about €12. This process continued until, one day, I broke and bought one. When I got home, I felt pretty bad, as I've picked up Essie polishes at a fraction of that price before at beauty shows, and they're also available for cheaper online.
However, all was not lost. The Essie polishes that have come into Boots are part of their diffusion line - meaning an improved formula and a user-friendly brush. I LOVED applying this, it was an absolute doddle, as the brush is very similar to the one that the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes have. I'm obsessed with the shade - a light coral-orange that is unlike anything else I own. It applied evenly and dried to a glossy finish without a top coat.
So, although they are overpriced, these are fantastic polishes and I will inevitably be picking up a couple more. The new range of Revlon Colourstay polishes is also calling my name...when will I learn?!