Product: Essie Nail polish, Penny Talk
Price: Around £8.99 (based on Amazon)
Source: Glossy Box
I have to admit, I had never bought an Essie nail polish or to be honest even thought about it before technically purchasing one as part of a Glossy Box. Although, this wasn't because I didn't think they were any good, but simply because I am on a student budget and can't afford everything.
The formula dries so quickly that by the time you have painted both hands and go back to the start they are practically solid, which makes it so quick to apply; especially if you decide to paint your nails just before you need to leave the house! However, the draw back to this is if you don't pain your nail evenly and go back to slightly correct it, by the time you have got more nail varnish on your brush it will streak when you reapply. But, as long as you ensure you apply evenly the first time around, this will not be a problem.
The second thing I have to say about this, is ow quickly it seems to peel. I know some days I will apply nail polish in the morning and by the afternoon I will be taking it off in order to swap it for another colour. But I like this to be my own decision; not to look at my freshly painted nails (less than 24hours of wear) to find them noticeably peeling. I am not sure whether this is because of their normal consistency or whether it is just the mirror metallics range, so I will probably invest in another normal colour by Essie and see how that goes, so I am in no means writing them off, as I love that the polish dries almost instantaneously. I haven't even mentioned the colour, which I think is fabulous, the copper tones are really attractive, and they are neutral enough to wear everyday, but classy enough to wear in the evening. So, as I said, I will just have to invest in another to be able to decide on them properly (its necessary to buy another nail polish, what is a girl to do?)!