NOTD | Essie Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night made its debut back in 1997, and since then, it has become a cult favourite, and a lemming of literally every nail fanatic I know. When Essie announced their Retro Revival collection, no one was surprised to see Starry Starry Night making its comeback, but everyone was beyond excited.
Three Coats of Starry Starry Night w/ One Coat of Poshe Topcoat
Three Coats of Starry Starry Night w/ One Coat of Poshe Topcoat
Three Coats of Starry Starry Night w/ One Coat of Poshe Topcoat
Excuse the excessive number of photos, but it’s so hard to capture the glitter in the nail polish! Starry Starry Night is a deep blue jelly polish with silver glitters through out, because of the jelly nature of the polish, the silver glitters appear to be both blue and green, and that’s what makes this an amazing polish! It does kind of remind me of Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe, with a similar colour scheme, but obviously the glitters are a lot smaller, and the base is much more opaque.
I love this polish, and am so happy that I finally got my hands on them without forking out over $100 on eBay. Apparently there are some differences between the comeback and the original version however, but regardless, this polish is gorgeous in all its glittery blue glory.
Side note though, the polish started chipping on me barely a day after application, which is quite odd. I’m willing to overlook it and maybe try it with a different topcoat, otherwise I’ll just suck it up anyway since the colour is too pretty to pass.
Where to buy:
Priceline stocks Essie nail polish, I buy all mine from eBay though, usually from the seller beautyzone2007, but I bought this particular polish from honeybee1909.

NOTD | Essie Strawberry Shortcake

Summer’s pretty much over in Melbourne, sad times I know, but hey, that also means the end of hay fever season yay!

During the warmer days, I threw on this blindingly neon combo in an attempt to make my skin look tanner, which kind of failed I gotta say. On the bright side (hehe), Essie Strawberry Shortcake had an excellent formula, an easy two coats was all I needed, and I slapped on some white glitter polish I bought in China for a dollar, and BAM, we have a winner! Although it looks like a pink-ish red, in real life, this polish is definitely a neon hot pink, with some shimmer through out, you know how cameras freak out with neons though.

Where to buy:
Priceline carries Essie nail polishes, I’m pretty sure this is one of the permanent colours.

NOTD | Essie Smooth Sailing

The thing about filing my nails oval is that I HAVE TO FILE THEM SO OFTEN. Compared to squared nails, oval definitely grows out of shape quicker. Sometimes I get lazy and don’t file them for three or four weeks, and they look, well, let’s just say not very pleasant.Β 
Rant aside, I love this polish! Smooth Sailing is a simple light denim blue creme polish that is filled with silver shimmer, which is visible in all lightings. The polish did dry a bit darker than in the bottle, which made it more Winter appropriate I suppose, although this polish was actually released in the Summer collection back in 2011.
Three Coats of Essie Smooth Sailing w/ Topcoat

The name of the polish definitely make me want it to be Summer already, even though I’m not particularly a fan of the hot season. What about you? What’s your favourite season? Let me know in the comments below! πŸ™‚