Collection: Marabou, Essie 2001 Summer, Summer Wear
Collection: Virgin Orchid, Essie 2002 spring, Flower Power
For Throwback Thursday this week, I have another pair of soft, French manicure-type Essies. Both are discontinued.
Marabou is a light whitened pink cream. This one was a massive pain to apply; the swatch shows four coats.
I swatched and reviewed it long ago; here’s what I wrote then:
Marabou, a pale, mod-ish, opaque pink creme, is exactly the sort of thing that looks hideous on me. Nice if these colours suit you, though. It looks just like a strawberry milkshake, and it took a bit of self-control for me to avoid licking the polish. I did three coats, and would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for those pesky streaks.
Virgin Orchid is a sheer mauve pink shimmer. It has hints of lilac and a touch of gold shimmer. Despite this one being sheer and a tad frosty, I do love it! The swatch shows two coats.
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). (However, the older polishes in this Throwback Thursday post may not have been 3-Free, and the MSRP would probably have been different.) 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.