Essie – to buy or not to buy

Essie - to buy or not to buy
Essie - to buy or not to buy

Essie nail polish – to buy or not to buy
available from Boots

So it would seem that this is the week for purple nail varnishes on my blog, however this particular polish is right at the other end of the colour spectrum to Topshop’s Wisdom which I featured earlier this week. I purchased Essie’s To Buy or Not To Buy at the start of Summer and it has been my go-to pastel polish all season. It is a gorgeous lilac creme with tiny flecks of blue and silver glitter suspended in the polish. Sadly this lovely duo-chrome that shimmers in the bottle doesn’t translate once you have applied the polish to your nails. It would have made this nail varnish extra special if the duo-chrome was visible on the nails but as it happens, To Buy or not To Buy is still a very nice colour and is lovely to apply.

What are you favourite Essie polishes?

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38 Comments

  1. 25th August 2012 / 1:34 pm

    I currently have Essie's 'Bikini So Teeny' on my nails, it's a lovely blue, like a cornflower colour and when I look at it, it makes me smile!

  2. 25th August 2012 / 1:34 pm

    It's gorgeous! I'm desperate for some Essie polishes xx

  3. 25th August 2012 / 1:46 pm

    oh my gosh, buy!!
    ii'd be forever envious!
    I love this colour, I have a similar one by ciate but its has more pinky tones in it.
    This colour is gorgeous though and you should efinitely go for it.
    Hope to speak soon, you'll have to let me know what you decided.
    Laura xx
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. 25th August 2012 / 1:47 pm

    love essie polishes! They are definatly my favourite nail polish brand!

    whatalicedidtoday.blogspot.co.uk

  5. 25th August 2012 / 1:47 pm

    love essie polishes! They are definatly my favourite nail polish brand!

    whatalicedidtoday.blogspot.co.uk

  6. 25th August 2012 / 1:54 pm

    Ah I really need this shade! It's sooo pretty! Essie Tart Deco has been one of my (many) favourites this summer!xx

  7. 25th August 2012 / 1:55 pm

    This is a very lovely shade, Milly! Purple is my favourite colour! x

  8. 25th August 2012 / 2:02 pm

    Love this colour! β™₯
    xx

  9. 25th August 2012 / 2:11 pm

    lovely colour, such a shame the effect is not the same on the nails x
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

  10. 25th August 2012 / 2:22 pm

    I've seen this in Lawtons and marvelled at the glitter *.* Thanks for showing us what it looks like on the nails!

    xx Veronica

  11. 25th August 2012 / 2:53 pm

    This is such a lovely shade, it would be even prettier if the flecks were more visible on the nails but it's still gorgeous & really suits you <3 xo

  12. 25th August 2012 / 3:40 pm

    gorgeous colour x

  13. 25th August 2012 / 3:45 pm

    This is such a gorgeous colour, may have to treat myself on pay day πŸ™‚ x

  14. 25th August 2012 / 3:59 pm

    Lovely colours!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

  15. 25th August 2012 / 4:03 pm

    I've never seen this colour! I love essie polishes, my collection is growing (alarmingly!) quickly so I might have to pick this up πŸ™‚
    I love my pastels too!

    http://lovelaughlauren.blogspot.com xx

  16. 25th August 2012 / 6:01 pm

    I love this colour! I think the gold shimmer gives it that bit of extra Oomph. Lovely!

    Maxine, xx

    BeautyBeatsBooks.blogspot.co.uk

  17. 25th August 2012 / 7:08 pm

    Oh I don't think I've ever seen a colour like that, love it! Also your nails look so healthy, couldn't be more jealous πŸ™ xx

  18. 25th August 2012 / 7:33 pm

    To buy!! πŸ™‚ It's hard to pick just one Essie polish, they have so much beautiful colors! Currently I'm in love with Essie's a crewed interest and biking so teeny!

    http://www.eliseloves.blogspot.com

  19. 25th August 2012 / 7:34 pm

    Beautiful colour!!!

  20. 25th August 2012 / 8:26 pm

    this is so pretty! x

  21. 25th August 2012 / 9:23 pm

    I really like this colour! My favourite essie polish is exposure it's a really bright pink xx

  22. 25th August 2012 / 9:25 pm

    I absolutely adore this shade, although I do agree it would be lovely to have that shimmer more visible when applied to the nails xo

    http://www.hhhxo.blogspot.co.uk

  23. 26th August 2012 / 1:07 am

    I really want to try some essie! this colour is so pretty! πŸ™‚ xx

  24. 26th August 2012 / 7:19 am

    Beautiful!!

  25. 26th August 2012 / 7:48 am

    Gorgeous pastel colour. Really like this.

  26. 28th August 2012 / 4:59 am

    I have this polish! I love it. My favourite Essie shade is Miami Nice, though.

  27. 28th August 2012 / 3:02 pm

    For a lovely gently lilac, have you tried the new Pilates Hottie by essie?

  28. 28th August 2012 / 3:34 pm

    Thats such a nice colour!! πŸ™‚

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

  29. 30th August 2012 / 10:53 pm

    this colour was made for your skintone
    liloo/@tsunimee xx