In February, I wrote a post saying that I was, “quite happy with my cheap nail polish.” Part of me wishes that I could go back to being as nail polish naive as I was then, but the other part of me is happy to have discovered the awesomeness that is Essie.
I bought my first Essie polish back in April in Bikini So Teeny, and it is still my favorite nail polish and shade to date. The first time I painted my nails with it, I couldn’t believe how long the polish lasted. With Sally Hansen, I was used to my nails chipping in two or three days even with a top coat. The Essie lasted for almost a week.
I just remember looking down at my nails everyday, waiting for any signs of chipping. But besides a little bit of wearing on the tip, the polish didn’t even begin to chip until a week after I painted my nails. When you are used to painting your nails every other day or every three days, it’s a little bizarre when suddenly you only have to paint your nails once for the whole week.
It’s safe to say that Essie has become my favorite nail polish brand. The only drawback is that it’s expensive, at least in the terms of my wallet. Essie usually retails for $8, which is pretty pricey for a drugstore nail polish. However, stores do put Essie on sale every once and awhile, which can make it a little cheaper.
Kohl’s in particular will put all Essie shades on sale for about $6.50, which can be brought down even further with a coupon. That way, at least it only ends up being $6 instead of $8. Maybe I am just cheap, but $2 is worth the added effort for me. You can also find it on Amazon for a reduced price.
However, just because I have found a new love in Essie doesn’t mean that I am ready to abandon Sally Hansen entirely. I still have like 15 bottles of Sally Hansen, and a lot of the time, I am not thrilled about spending the extra money for Essie, so I just get a similar shade in Sally Hansen. That doesn’t mean I don’t drool over the Essie display on a regular basis though.
In other news, my new job is going really well. I’ve really gotten into the swing of things, and I am enjoying it a lot. It’s only been three weeks in, but I can already tell this this internship will be not only great in terms of resume building and experience but also making professional contacts.
The living situation is going okay. I haven’t exactly clicked with my new roommates, and I don’t know many people in the area, so it’s a little lonely at times. Luckily, work is keeping me super busy, and by the time I’ve finished work, worked out, made dinner, and packed my lunch for the next day it’s usually 8:30, and then I work on blog stuff until bed.
My best friend is coming to hang out for the whole weekend, so I am excited for that. Working full-time, is a little bizarre. I guess this is officially the end of being a kid as in no more “summer vacation” for three months. Oh well, at least I get paid.
What’s your favorite nail polish brand? Do you like Essie?