Beauty Edit: Top Essie Picks


Essie Peach Daiquiri | Essie Bikini So Teeny | Essie Where’s My Chauffeur Gone? | Essie Wicked | Essie Lilacism

It was only a matter of time until there was an Essie edit. Well here it is – the day of the inevitable blog post. Blah blah blah Essie are my favourite. Blah blah their diffusion line made them more of my favourite. Blah blah their colours are perfect….want me to go on? ;)

I jest as all I feel like I say on this blog is how much I love Essie but guys, it’s the truth! I really do! I was looking the other day at the amount of Essie polishes that were building up in my collection and thought it was about time that I should do a post about my top 5. Now the hardest part was picking just 5. The first thing you will notice is that there are no nudes in sight. Although I have embraced all things taupe and natural on my lips and lids, nails are just another kettle of fish. They are still the place I like to inject some colour and live outside of the box. The second thing you will notice is that, bar one, these colours are all from the Essie diffusion line. It’s bitter sweet this collection as now all the original polishes with the smaller brushes I just cast aside for their big brushed counterpart, but they really do make application so much easier and quicker.

The first colour (that is sadly part of the small brush bunch) is Peach Daiquiri. This and Cute As A Button are hard to pick between but I went for Peach Daiquiri as it just has that deeper hit of colour. It’s perfect on your toes when on holiday and gives you that pink mani without being Barbie pink. Second on the list is Bikini So Teeny. A limited edition collection polish (I know I’m sorry!) but it really is a beaut. It is a bluey toned lilac polish with hints of sparkles that makes it that extra bit special. Next up and from the 2012 Christmas Collection is Where’s My Chauffeur Gone? If you are looking for a deeper version of Mint Candy Apple but that’s isn’t so neon as Turquoise and Caicos – then this is the one for you! Next up is the only dark nail varnish I own and with this vampy shade I don’t think I will need another! Wicked is a deep purple red that doesn’t look black on your nails but gives that urber vamp of colour. Last up I think is my all time favourite Essie colour – round of applause for Lilacism! I really do adore this colour and I went through a period of about a month of just constantly reapplying this to my nails. It is a gorgeous pastel purple/lilac colour that works great any season and with any look. Whenever I am being indecisive over what colour to pick I always gravitate towards this one.

Do any of these Essie colours make your top pick? Which are your favourites?

  • Oooh wicked looks lovely, might have to add it to my Essie wishlist. Mint candy apple is definitely of on my favourites along with, butler please and liquorish. :-)

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Haven’t had a look at Butler Please! Think I need to!!xx

  • Love the mint green one! The lilacs look fab too :)

    Nicola xo –

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      They are some beaut colours!xx

  • I need to get Liliacism to my collection. Everytime I see an essie polish on your blog I immediately want it!

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Haha whoops ;) xx

  • bikini so teeny is probably my favourite – they were selling it for £1.99 on fragrance direct about a month ago!!
    X X X

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      No way! I should have snapped up a backup!xx

  • Shannon

    i’ve been wanting an essie nail polish for ages but still havent bought one but i think its about time i did. The colours look really nice and i love the names of them.

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      I think you should take the plunge and join the Essie gang!xx

  • Thanks for sharing. I like Essie a lot, and these colors are great. How do Essie compare with more affordable nail polish? Does Essie last longer?

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Personally I prefer them and I think they last longer. The best I have found similar is Barry M but with the new Essie formulation and thicker brushes I find them much easier to apply =) xx

  • That peach is amazing!

    A little bit Unique


    Oh and I’m running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It sure is!xx

  • Last month, I purchased my first Essie polish… and now I must have at least 8! I *love* them.. Dare I say it… Maybe even more than OPI… These are some great colours to look out for in future purchases (excluding limited edition, of course)

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Haha it becomes addictive doesn’t it!xx

  • I’ve been dying to try out Essie nailpolish!

    I would LOVE if you would come over and participate in my Beauty Bloggers Blog Hop! It runs every Friday through to Sunday exclusively for beauty bloggers!

    Jessi in Wonderland

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      They really are a brill brand xx

  • Lilacism is gorgeous!!! I need it in my life asap! xx

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Haha you do!xx

  • Anonymous

    Wish we sold Essie in Australia!! Oh well at least we have online shopping haha.

    Your blog is awesome! I’m quite new to blogging and Was wondering how you got such a nice customised header? xx

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Thank god for online shopping ;) My blog was designed by the beautiful Caroline from Sparkly Vodka xx

  • Such a gorgeous selection of shades :)

    My favourites are probably Cute as a Button, Play Date, Lapiz of Luxury and Jamaica Me Crazy.

    I really want to pick up Mint Candy Apple though! x

    Sarah @ xx

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      I want to pick up Lapiz of Luxury!xx

  • Lydia

    These polishes look amazing! I really want Bikini So Teeny, think that’s next on my to buy list, I just can’t stop buying Essies xx

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Haha me either!xx