Essie — Happy Wife Happy Life (Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

Essie Nail Polish in Happy Wife Happy Life

Collection: Essie Spring 2015 Bridal

Essie’s Bridal collection this year mostly consists of the typical French manicure-type sheer soft colors, but I was instantly drawn to one of the two bright cremes, Happy Wife Happy Life, a warm red. (The other one was Brides No Grooms, a bright pink).

Also, I haven’t seen Essie do this before, but the cap in this collection has a white sticker around it with an embossed floral pattern. Pretty and subtle, though it’d be fancier if it was the actual cap that was embossed. (Maybe they’ve done this for a while; I haven’t bought a Bridal collection Essie in some time.)

Happy Wife Happy Life is described by Essie as a “radiant red orange”. It’s a vermilion red with a warm terracotta tone that keeps it from being loud and shouty like many reds can be. I love it on my warm skintone, and if you are also warm-toned, I strongly advise you to check this one out. I think it’d look especially good against a deeper skintone!

Essie Nail Polish in Happy Wife Happy Life, swatch

And ahhhh, after having some trouble with two pastels from the Summer collection, I am relieved that Happy Wife Happy Life has the good old perfect Essie formula. Smooth, even application and opaque at two coats. Love.

Essie Nail Polish retails for US$8.50 / CA$9.99–$10.99 and is 0.46 US fl oz / 13.5 mL. The polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). It is made in the USA.

Essie Cosmetics, founded in 1981, is based in Westfield NJ, USA. In 2010, Essie was acquired by the L’Oréal Group.

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8 thoughts on “Essie — Happy Wife Happy Life (Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

  1. I like the name of this polish, haha!
    I’ve also never seen special treatment done to Essie polish caps before either…it’s a nice touch. The collector in me wants it for that reason. The shade is not bad either, I’ve got a lot of red cremes but can’t think of one like this.

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