I've been wanting to try something new on my nails, but I wanted to get away from my standard pinks. I wear various shades of pink all. the. time. In the winter I get a little more adventurous with grays, silvers, reds, etc. but I wanted to do something fun and summery. I found some fun colors in Essie's Neon 2013 collection at Target and I decided to go bold and get the blue. I'm usually more of an OPI/Sally Hansen girl but they didn't have any colors that were comparable. I know some of you swear by Essie but I just can't get into it. Every time I buy a new polish, I'm disappointed! I LOVE the color, but the quality of the polish sucks for the price. (Scroll down to see why I feel this way.)
Here's the final product. Like I said, I LOVE the color, it's so fun and bold! Just not happy with the quality... This is Essie's Bouncer, It's Me!
Here is why I'm not happy with Essie's polish. I feel like this happens every time I buy Essie. The picture below is after one coat. Seriously? It looked like I colored my nails with a crayola marker! So many of my OPI and Sally Hansen polishes only require one coat!
This is another reason I wasn't really satisfied with this brand. The top picture is after about 2+ coats (some nails needed 3). It dried sort of matte and it looked really bad. Luckily, after I added my Sally Hansen top coat, it looked amazing (bottom pic)!
I'm linking up today: