Essie Jazz

essie jazz swatchYou guys, I was played. Totally suckered by cute packaging and those darn ovaries telling me that everything tiny and cute must be adored. Utterly bamboozled by a clearance sticker. I fell prey to the enemy of beauty lovers and moderation everywhere: the dreaded impulse buy.Ok, maybe obviously I've just had too much coffee and am being overdramatic. Still, these Essie minis, adorable as they are, were sorely disappointing  They come in twin sets and the other one, some lilac shade, was unusable because it didn't have a brush. I mean, I assume there was a brush swirling around the bottle somewhere, but it had broken off and I couldn't ever find it in there. I will give Essie credit for making the brush full-sized, so application isn't any harder than it is with a regular bottle.The formula on Jazz was much thicker and stringier than other Essies, which usually have average wear but are often prone to chipping. Essie used to be my favorite polish when I was first getting into nail polish, but I've now discovered other brands with brushes and forumlas that suit me better.I do think that mini polishes are great ways to try out new colors and make darling gifts, but only if the quality is the same as that of the full-sized product. Unfortunately, that wasn't my experience, so I'm hesitant to purchase any more at the moment.Speaking of trying out new colors, though, I'm surprised by how much I love this weird beigey taupe color on my nails - so much that I've decided that Butter London's Yummy Mummy will be my next polish purchase. Essie Jazz is $6.00 shipped on Amazon and around $8.00 in store (both are full-sized bottles. I got mine on clearance last year at Bed Bath & Beyond).

6 comments:

  1. Too bad you weren't lucky with the minis. I got some last year & they where fine but I guess it could be the color formulas? Now this color is surprisingly nice! Because of you I've started wearing red again! Yummy Mommy would be a nice "in between reds". :D

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    1. Ooh, keep me updated on your favorite reds please! I checked out the Avon one you mentioned earlier and it's gorgeous!

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  2. Ooh the color is really, really cute--perfect for fall. But the brush breaking off into the bottle?? Never had THAT happen to me before. I really like Essie--it's one of my favorite nail polish brands. But I guess the minis should be avoided :P

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    1. Me neither - that's why I was surprised!

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  3. Love this color, it's the perfect gray/beige! And can't believe that you got a faulty brush head :-( x

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