If You Could Only Have Three: Essie Edition

If you could only have three nail polishes essie top three favourites

If you could only have three nail polishes essie top three favourites

As I mentioned last week, I am trying to narrow down my polishes as if I could only have three to last me a month.  Last week, I looked at my top three Zoya polishes.  This week, it is time to choose my top three Essie polishes:

Essie Mochacino Bottle

Essie Mochacino

My nude was a toss up between Essie’s Chinchilly and Mochacino but Mochacino wins. Channel café cool with this taupe shimmery polish.   It is a chic, sleek and simply modern nail polish that pairs well with any outfit.  I find it leans more brown with my skin tone than the gray they claim it is.  The shimmer makes it really wearable and it is my go to neutral polish when I have to wear something work appropriate.

Essie Mint Candy Apple

Essie Mint Candy Apple

I think most Essie fans would have Mint Candy Apple on their faves list.  As bright as the bottle image look, the colour is a bit more muted and it picks up blues or greens around it for that perfect Tiffany Blue inspired look.

Essie’s adorable crème de menthe mint nail polish is perfect in any season. don’t be fooled by its sweet exterior, this apple bites back.

I don’t wear many pastel polishes, but Mint Candy Apple will always be a favourite.  It really brightens up your look without that overly bright look that puts people off the polish.  Do not be put off by your first coat of Mint Candy Apple, it always appears streaky but evens out to a great finish with the second coat.

Essie Coat Couture Bottle

Essie Cashmere Matte Coat Couture

For my third, I should probably go with Smooth Sailing, I love it and wear it a lot but since I already have Mint Candy Apple, another blue with only three polishes would be a bit much.  I am going with one of the Cashmere Matte collection, Coat Couture.  It is a deep purple shimmer over compelling greige that tops off any look with an air of mystery.  The shimmer is a pretty teal blue that takes the purple down a notch and helps the grey undertone not seem too boring.  Although this is a semi matte polish, it looks amazing with a shiny top coat and it really brings out the shimmer (base and top coat do not count towards my three polishes, that is unfair).

A special mention goes to Essie’s Effect polishes.  While I wouldn’t have them if I could only have three polishes, they can change the look of any polish and you should have at least one (or five) in your stash.

Essie polishes are available at Nail Polish Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and various other outlets.

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4 Replies to “If You Could Only Have Three: Essie Edition”

  1. I’d go with Allure, Take it Outside and Salt Water Happy. I really like the Mochacino too!

    1. Tea & Nail Polish says: Reply

      I prefer Chinchilly over Take It Outside
      Salt Water Happy is pretty high up my list now too

  2. I only need two. Blanc and Wicked.. Maybe 2 bottles of Wicked 🙂

    1. Tea & Nail Polish says: Reply

      Oh you definitely need something in between the white and dark!

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