Essie Fashion Playground

IMG_0783I LOVE this colour, it’s like a hybrid between Mint Candy Apple and Absolutely Shore – some of my absolute favourites – but it has an added glitter running through it to give it that extra something. Unfortunately as with other Essie formulas with this subtle sparkle it doesn’t really translate on the nail. Unless you’re in direct sunlight you can’t really pick it up by eye let alone on camera BUT it removes like a glitter polish. So you don’t get the benefit but you DO get the annoying gritty, sandpaper feeling when it’s time to take it off -mmm.

IMG_0788As I say, I absolutely love the shade but that little annoyance will likely put me off wearing it. Massive shame and I wish they’d stop making these subtle shimmers, I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels it adds nothing but totally ruins the experience! Anyone else tried one of these formulas?

PS. My sofa arrives today, I’m borderline hysterical with excitement and then as soon as it arrives I’m running off to IKEA for the finishing touches.. nobody loves IKEA like I love IKEA.. I’m writing this with horrendously chipped nails but there’ll be no new nail polish for me until the furniture is built. Two things to look forward to! 😉

Miss BB



  1. 19 July, 2014 / 10:01 am

    Oh, that’s not good. That’s why I try to stay away from glitter nail polishes. However, it looks amazing on your nails!

  2. 19 July, 2014 / 11:09 am

    This looks like SUCH a pretty shade but removing glitter nail polish is such a pain so I imagine it is even more frustrating when you don’t actually get a glittery finish on the nail to begin with!
    Nicola x (@itsneecola)

  3. jdhartil
    19 July, 2014 / 11:14 am

    It sure is a lovely shade!!

  4. 19 July, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    That’s such a gorgeous colour, I love it 🙂 x

  5. 19 July, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    Love this colour it’s beautiful, I’m a mint obsessive. A little upsetting the formula isn’t great x

  6. Kirsty
    19 July, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    I got this in my British Beauty Blogger box but I haven’t tried it yet – you’ve put me off a little now haha! It is a pretty shade though xx

  7. Megan
    19 July, 2014 / 8:34 pm

    Love the look of this, it’s soo pretty!
    Megan x

  8. 20 July, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    Gorgeous shade! x


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