Essie Nails For Only £2.99!!!

From time to time you’ll have heard me mention my local discount makeup store, Dazzle. There are some serious bargains to be had but much as I love to share my haul I’m very aware that it’s not a deal that’s available to you all. Imagine my shock when I discovered that the national beauty chain, Xtra’s had in a batch of Essie polish when I visited today? I picked up To Buy Or Not To Buy and Tour De Finance, both were the last left on the rack and I left feeling pretty pleased for myself. I was confident that most of you with access to a store would see similar deals so was looking forward to tweeting about my bargains when I remembered they had a website.. and what do you know…

They have them online as well! As far as I can gather they are limited edition shades (correct me if I’m wrong) and having never bought from the drugstore diffusion line I can’t say whether they’re the old formula or not but I’m happy with everything I have from Essie and for £2.99.. uhhh… who cares? We’re talking Barry M prices for what I consider to be high end nail polish. I had to type up a quick post to let you all in on the deal.. if you’re like me you love the little bottles of cuteness but even at the reduced price of £7.99 it’s a bit.. much? This is much more our price range.. I can see my Essie collection taking over my polish rack before too long with these offers floating around.

I’ve heard reports of discounted Essie in other places too.. have you seen any? Share the budget wealth…

Available for £2.99 here

Miss BB



  1. 15 August, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    I’ve seen essie in my local TK Maxx as well! £7.99 for a pack with the ridge-filling base coat and a colour polish. Haven’t given in to temptation yet but my strength to resist is wearing thin…

    • missbudgetbeauty
      15 August, 2012 / 4:47 pm

      for £2.99 there’s no resistance lol

  2. 15 August, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on these! What a bargain

    • missbudgetbeauty
      16 August, 2012 / 9:28 am

      No worries.. hope you managed to snag some before we all depleted their stocks haha

  3. Kirsty
    15 August, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    Just ordered Orange Its Obvious and Tour de Finance! YAY. and a few sneaky other bits may have accidentally fallen into my basket! Great site, thanks for sharing! x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      16 August, 2012 / 9:25 am

      I have tour de finance on my toes right now and can confirm that they are from the new diffusion range. the brush is MONSTER sized.. it’s the first I’m had from the new line x

  4. nicola
    15 August, 2012 / 7:54 pm

    thats a great price! ive also seen them in TK Maxx -pack of 3 for £9.99. They also had nails inc too (=

    • missbudgetbeauty
      16 August, 2012 / 9:24 am

      i never see any in there.. think we don’t have such a great selection up here but might have to look out for them when i go at the weekend x

  5. liloo/@tsunimee
    15 August, 2012 / 11:49 pm

    is it me or your template and banner have changed a little. me likey a lot!
    case study looks very appealing to me! thank you for the heads up
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      16 August, 2012 / 9:23 am

      thank you!! I’ve had the same banner for about 2yrs and I am always wanting to freshen things up a little but never like anything more than my original banner lol.. I’m sitting with this for a while to see how I feel but my guess is the old one will be back within a month haha. So glad lots of people managed to take advantage of this deal.. there’s only 1 shade left online hehe.. they probably wonder what happened!!

  6. 16 August, 2012 / 12:44 am

    Your blog is possibly the best thing since sliced bread! I love a bargain, and £2.99 isn’t bad when Essie is always affordable! Great find 🙂

    • missbudgetbeauty
      16 August, 2012 / 9:21 am

      aww thank you xxx

  7. stephanie
    16 August, 2012 / 11:03 pm

    Ooh fab I love Essie, where is Dazzle? x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      17 August, 2012 / 8:23 am

      I believe it’s a chain and some towns do have them but my local is Doncaster in the Frenchgate Centre x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      17 August, 2012 / 7:46 pm

      a lot of them are ltd edition from the past spring collection but a few are current which makes it an even better deal x

  8. rebecca
    18 August, 2012 / 10:16 am

    Amazing thank you for sharing! I have been away for a week and I am a bit late on this but still managed to pick up Tour De Finance, To Buy Or Not To Buy and A Crewed Interest – not that I need any more nail polish but I couldn’t pass this up! Thanks Khila!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      18 August, 2012 / 6:05 pm

      I really want a crewed interest.. hmm.. will have to keep my eyes peeled for more stock! glad you snapped some up though x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      21 August, 2012 / 8:08 am

      omg!! lol.. I’m on it!

  9. Angela Williams
    5 July, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    I would like to purchase your essie nail collection at the discounted price mention.I want you to leave your number on my email address so that I can make a order.Hope to hear from you.

    Angela Williams

  10. roz
    1 August, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    I know that it is a while since you made this post I am wary of using xtras ive tried to locate their stores in leeds but cant did you get the nail polish you ordered did you have any problems with them? Thanks

    • missbudgetbeauty
      2 August, 2013 / 6:32 pm

      yeah, no problems at all x

  11. Ruth
    28 September, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    Hey all, have you tried Essie £1.99 (not a lot of shades), OPI £3.99 and loads more…. I’ve ordered some OPI and got them quite quickly, well happy as I’m a bit of a nail polish addict. Happy shopping! 🙂

  12. 21 December, 2015 / 11:44 am

    They do really cheap essie nail polishes at

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