Cherry Pie : Essie Mini Heroes

31 August 2015

Essie Mini Heroes

Essie Mini Heroes
Essie Mini Heroes
Essie Mini Heroes

Every time I go into Boots I swoon over the Essie stand but I can't part with £8 for one single nail polish. I think it's a tad expensive so when I saw a little stand of these Essie Minis in 'Hubby for dessert' and 'Sugar Daddy' near the till for £3.99 each, I thought I could get my Essie fix and get two, quite decent sized polishes, for the price of one full-size one.

As I stood in the queue I thought these polishes did look a little bit thin but I thought it wouldn't matter as a few layers of polish would build up the colour a bit more. The layers dry quite clear and it took four or five to build up any sort of colour, which usually means they're much more likely to chip and peel because the layer is so thick. This is a real pet peeve of mine, at the very maximum, I want a polish to look great at three layers and no more. However, the layers seemed to stand up pretty well, even passing the washing up test (which is usually wear my polish chips off) with flying colours.

The brushes of the polishes are fab too and really wide so you can cover the whole nail in one go. They do dry quickly as well. The finished look of the 'Hubby for dessert' is more of a pale, milky lavender shade while 'Sugar Daddy' can produce quite a nice, natural, almost not there type of look if that's the sort of thing you're after. They do look pretty together as well.

For £3.99 these aren't too pricey, they're just a bit of a pain due to having to put so many layers on. I'd be interested to try a couple of darker shades to see how they apply.

Have you tried the Essie Mini polishes? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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19 comments

  1. Lovely shades but five layers is a bit mad, I don't have the patience for that. Sugar daddy looks like a really good nude. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

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    1. It is a bit much but they haven't chipped yet!

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  2. Gorgeous shades, I love the mini essie polishes - I wish they made more x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. Me too, a nice alternative for those with a smaller budget!

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  3. These shades are beautiful! Like you I struggle with the price tag but I could definitely treat myself a few of these little ones!

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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  4. These are fabulous colours, Essie is by far my favourite brand!

    Stephanie xxx
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    https://www.bloglovin.com/people/hopefreedomlove-1517352

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  5. They both look so beautiful, but I can't believe it took 5 layers!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. I know, I can't believe it either but they have lasted really well!

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  6. I love the small ones they are so adorable, and such pretty shades too- shame about the multiple applications though xx


    BlondeOfCarbs

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    1. I'm going to keep my eye out for some darker shades in the mini versions!

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  7. These are such beautiful shades and I'm also guilty of swooning over these in the Boots queue! It's such a shame they took 5 layers to get the result you wanted. I'd definitely recommend investing in a bigger Essie bottle, I own a few pastel shades a bit darker than these that only need three layers max! £8 is a lot for a nail polish, so I tend to look out for when Boots do their 3 for 2 offer on almost everythign as Essie is always (quite secretly) part of the deal :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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    1. I will keep an eye out for the offer too!

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  8. I have a stupid amount of Essie's minis. They are a bit addictive! Need to add these two to my collection asap!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I need to work on my Essie collection, it's pretty small!

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  9. All those colors are so beautiful!

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