I’ve worked out and resigned myself to the fact that I’m no good with my nails or nail polish. Nail polish lasts all of maybe 1 day before I inevitably chip it prying staples out of paper. Yes I know we aren’t supposed to do that but I do anyway 😛
Notwithstanding my aversion to nail polish, I was offered by Nail Fiesta to try a couple of more cult favourite brands that they carry in their online store. I’d read a lot about Essie and Zoya so I picked those to try, in safe colours. My definition of a “safe colour” is one I can apply without too much cussing as I go and so I settled for a very safe Felicity in Zoya and Chin Chilly in Essie.
I must say I rather like the Zoya Felicity nail polish. Its a very simple sweet pink with gold shimmer but I found the formula a little thin and its not very glossy. The good thing about the thin formula is that this nail polish dodo managed to get quite a streak-free look. The picture shows 2 coats and you can still see the whites of my nail tips. I applied one more coat and it looks better so you’ll need about 3 coats. Still, its a very pretty shade for the nails and perfect for work and for me, because chips won’t show up so much! Hurrah! 😀
Essie Chin Chilly on the other hand is a greyed brown taupe shade that looked much more neutral in the bottle than it did on my fingers. The formula is thicker in Essie and the picture shows 2 coats coat. I don’t know why this photo is showing just grey. Its actually got some warm brown tones too and the first photo on top is a better representation. Its already quite opaque with 1 coat but 2 coats gives it a lovely lacquered look. I however did not like this colour against my skin. I was hoping it might be warmer but its got a cool tone that did not agree with me. It however has a high gloss sheen I liked. This is what nail polish is all about – glossy nail tips 🙂
So if you like nail polish and want to get your hands on some cult favourite brands like Essie, Zoya, Nubar and China Glaze etc, check out Nail Fiesta, a dedicated nail polish retail site based right here in Malaysia. It came by Pos Ekspres and was well bubble wrapped. I’m not familiar with price of nail polish so I can’t comment on that score.
Have you tried either Zoya or Essie nail polishes? Do you have a favourite colour? 🙂
On Nail Fiesta Zoya nail polishes retail at RM25 and Essie for RM29 at time of writing. Nail Fiesta accepts Paypal, credit cards and bank transfers. Pos Ekspres is RM4, Poslaju is RM8 and free shipping is available for purchases over RM150.