6 May 2014

Essie Mama Knows Best Duo



My experiences in the past with Essie Nail Polishes have generally been a bit hit and miss. On a number of occasions I have had small thin brushes with an extremely poor streaky finish to large brushes with an opaque covering in just one application; the consistency has been quite poor which has left me rather reserved over the brand as a whole. At the moment I do tend to find myself looking for numerous reviews on nail polishes from the brand before I think about buying one as when each nail polish costs £8 or more a pop it's certainly a purchase you don't want to get wrong.

Going completely against my ethos a few weeks ago I purchased on a complete whim the Essie Mama Knows Best Duo that was reduced down in my local Boots store to just £6. This was a release for Mother's Day earlier on this year and includes Peach Daquiri and Lilcasim which happened to be one of the shades that I had being thinking about purchasing for a while.

These are both very pretty colours that are quite perfect for spring and summer with each of them offering a beautiful finish on the nails. The above image has been photographed with just one application of each shade so you can see what the coverage is like. In regards to wear time I've managed to get about three days out of each of these before I noticed any chipping that bothered me enough to remove it. Tip wear of course will always be a factor but even this was down to the minimum for me. Overall I'm super impressed with my latest Essie polishes, especially considering that they only cost me £3 each. Since my latest experience I'm a bit more inclined to trying a few more from the range now however I do think I'll try to hold off for the autumn collections as like always I bet they will be lovely.

I know my local Boots has had quite a few reduced items as of late, Essie polishes in particular so it's worth having a look at the clearance stands just in case.


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  1. These two shades are beautiful x
    www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk

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  2. I love the Lilacasim shade, it's so light and lovely for any season, I think! xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

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    1. Yes I agree for definite, Lilacism is my favourite of the two xx

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  3. Lilacism is one of my favourite nail colours!

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  4. I love the purple shade. I've only tried 2 Essie polishes (they were a baby boy/baby girl duo), and they are quite nice.
    Rubi x
    The Den

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    1. Oh yes I remember that set being in Boots :) it was really nice xx

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  5. These look lovely, Lilacism is such a pretty shade!
    I think it's the Boots diffusion line that has the nice wide brushes, whilst the regular ones aren't as easy to work with :)

    Jess xo

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    1. Oh really, thank you for that as I have no idea what goes on with Essie polishes! xx

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  6. This is a nice duo! Lilacism is one of my favourite shades for spring and summer! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. It's really lovely isn't it :) xx

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  7. Ah these colors are so beautiful, what a lovely duo to pick up. I love when the little sets are full of winners. :) I know what you mean about the fickleness of Essie polishes, but I can't help but keep buying them because I love the colors so much...

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    1. The range of colours is fantastic, I just wish the quality was consistent xx

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  8. I love Essie nail polishes, I don't think there's a shade I dislike. These two are so perfect for summer :) x

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    1. They're really nice for summer I agree :) xx

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  9. Essie is my favorite nail polish shade. :) I don't have Lilacism but have the similar shade, it's called Under Where. I love your new blog design :)

    Roseybelle

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    1. Oh I just looked that one up, it's lovely and is very similar to one I have by Barry M. Thank you ever so much :) xx

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  10. That red colour is stunning! So vibrant! And the purple colour is a really pretty pastel - would be great for the office I'd think! Essie polishes are such good quality :)

    Cat // CACHOO JOO

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  11. I do love Essie and their colours, but I do find them quite thin and often in need of 3 coats! I still buy them though haha.

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. You see I had that initial experience but the last few I have purchased have been really good xx

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  12. I've been the same with Essie, Wicked was a nightmare to apply so sold it as it wasn't good at all but mostly they have been okay, luckily. The colours above are gorgeous, I've wanted Lilacism for so long now! xx

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    1. I wanted it for ages too, I missed out when it was on Fragrance Direct so cheap so I was so happy to find it reduced in Boots xx

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  13. I agree, Essie is a hit or miss. Every summer I am like crazy about lilac shades. be it for nails or eyeshadow. / Claire xxx

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    1. Lilac is just so pretty on the nails though Claire so it's understandable :) xx

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  14. They are lovely, thank you xx

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  15. Yes I agree for definite, Lilacism is my favourite of the two xx

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  16. Mine too, it is so pretty xx

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  17. Oh yes I remember that set being in Boots :) it was really nice xx

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  18. Oh really, thank you for that as I have no idea what goes on with Essie polishes! xx

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  19. It's really lovely isn't it :) xx

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  20. The range of colours is fantastic, I just wish the quality was consistent xx

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  21. They're really nice for summer I agree :) xx

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  22. Oh I just looked that one up, it's lovely and is very similar to one I have by Barry M. Thank you ever so much :) xx

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  23. It's super pretty isn't it! xx

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  24. You see I had that initial experience but the last few I have purchased have been really good xx

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  25. I wanted it for ages too, I missed out when it was on Fragrance Direct so cheap so I was so happy to find it reduced in Boots xx

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  26. Lilac is just so pretty on the nails though Claire so it's understandable :) xx

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