Something Familiar This Way Comes..




If you’re double taking at these pictures it might be because MUA have entirely copied the cult Essie packaging. Many are calling the range ‘dupes’ but it’s more the bottle than the product itself.. cheeky suggestion from the budget brand though. There are a few shades that are similar to Essie colours, Pistachio Ice Cream (swatched here – before the bottle changed) is very similar to Mint Candy Apple but for the most part they just share a similar bottle. The colour I have here is Stormy Skies, an unusual deep green metallic that has almost a hint of gunmetal to it. Unlike most dark polishes in my collection this didn’t stain my nails and was easy to remove despite its metallic finish. MUA nail polish has always had a great formula (opaque in just 2 coats) but the bottle and the brush really let it down so putting aside the blatant imitation it’s a huge improvement and it’s now difficult to find a negative to these.. especially for only £1. I will be replacing some of my old MUA’s with their new versions for sure.

Available from Superdrug stores and online here

Miss BB



  1. 2 May, 2013 / 4:28 pm

    I own this shade and love it!!! My mum owns essie stylenomics and it is an absolute dupe! (PS I also have a post on a couple of other dupe shades if you’re interested!)

  2. 2 May, 2013 / 5:38 pm

    I’d never tried MUA until recently, so can’t compare to the previous brushes, but I wasn’t very impressed with the brush when I tried their ‘deepest purple’ polish. Mind you, I can’t complain for just £1; even if I find the brushes a bit rubbish, they’re still a total bargain!

  3. 2 May, 2013 / 6:38 pm

    Oh my gosh, this colour looks like it’s right up my alley, so to speak – and I love (and can just about afford) MUA! VERY excited for a cheeky Superdrug trip at the weekend!

  4. 3 May, 2013 / 4:58 pm

    Ah, finally someone to say that it’s only the bottle that’s the same! Haha. Everyone’s gone mad about this product copying Essie but really the actual polish is nothing like Essie. Bit strange that they’ve decided to use identical packaging to the other brand, but each to their own haha. For £1 each you can’t really go wrong anyway 🙂

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