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Average: 4.7 (6 votes)

viviennelachelle's picture
Written on Thursday, January 8, 2015

You know how you are on the hunt for the perfect shade of red?  Well that's what I was looking for and I found it in Essie's Fishnet Stockings. The colour is gorgeous, its a true deep red and it looks amazing on.  I wear a lot of vintage style clothing and make up and it fits perfectly within that aesthetic. When I wear this colour I feel my look is complete and the colour helps me to feel polished and elegant. 

The consistency of the product is wonderful. It is the perfect balance between thick and thin and it goes on like a dream.  It is so smooth and even when you apply it, that you could get away with using only one coat. In my opinion two coats is better because it deepens the colour, but if you were short on time or just wanted to make the polish last longer, one coat is perfectly fine, the product is thick enough to look good with only one. Each nail really only required two swipes of the brush. The polish also lasted a week with no chipping with the help of a topcoat.  I can stretch it out to ten days if I apply a topcoat every other day.

Cost: This polish is little more expensive than most drugstore brands but the quality is well worth it, and because you can use so little it really ends up costing less than if you'd bought a less expensive brand and had to replace it sooner. 

Pros: The colour is beautiful, and application is a breeze. The consistency is such that the polish comes out, goes on and looks great. Secondly, the quality of the polish is amazing! It is so easy to use and it dries very quickly! And if you use a topcoat after applying the polish, it will help to extend the life of your manicure and keeps those nails looking shiny and new.

Cons: Some people may not want to spend more money up front, but this is really a high quality polish and it could go for a lot more. Also, you may spend a bit more in order to purchase a topcoat to help extend the life of the manicure. And lastly, other than the colour may not be to anyones liking, I think the polish itself is amazing and if you do need a true, classic red nail polish, then I think this is a clear choice. 

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viviennelachelle recommends Essie Nail Polish

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Type: Nail Polish
Brand: Essie
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