Polish - Essie Damsel in a Dress
If you know me personally, you know that I don't have good luck with Essie polish. Well, with Damsel in a Dress, I thought I'd finally found an Essie color that I didn't hate. And I guess I still don't hate it, but after less than 24 hours of wear, I'm not loving it as much as I did when it was a fresh manicure.
By 7pm last night, I had five nails that were considerably chipped for a less than 24 hour old manicure. I touched up those nails and applied a coat of Seche Vite and wrapped my tips, and woke up to chips on 2 of the "fixed" nails. I'm disappointed.
The color in the bottle looks like it will be a browned burgundy, leaning toward purple, with a pretty shimmer. After 3 coats for coverage, I ended up with a very vampy deep dark eggplant color, that looks like a brown cream when light isn't shining directly on it. I wish some of the shimmer showed in regular light.
I'm ready for a change tonight, and I can't decide if I'll keep this shade or not. I'll probably end up giving it one more shot, maybe with a different base and top coat.
If you're looking for a nice dark vamp, and have good luck with Essie polish, give this one a go. If you are wary of Essie like I am, skip it.