Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chic Reloaded

I know my blog has been my polish lately, but since I have started graduate school as of today, polish posts are easy to fit in my schedule for the time being!

And besides, there is a lot of buzz about Essence polishes, and I found a shade that has gotten a lot of love, but not nearly enough yet!

This is Essence 'Chic Reloaded' and retails for $1.99. I love Essence as a brand, they are affordable and good quality. The nail polish bottles have had a massive make-over, turning from little cylinders to these hourglass bottles with colored tops. I love it -- now you can spot them easily in your stash!

This is such a fun color for fall. It is a dark purple/teal duochrome and the shift is fairly noticeable, especially in sunlight. The new brushes on these are kind of awful...they remind me of the Sally Hansen salon ones...they are big and rounded and are supposed to cover the whole nail in one sweep...but I have thin nail beds which equals mess!

So pretty! It also has a bit of a shimmer to it! The formula is nice, not too thick or thin and in two coats it has the desired effect. No chips after a few days, but tip wear (seen here) after three days. Not bad, not good.

Final Thoughts: Affordable, unique duochrome!

Price: 10/10
Staying Power: 7/10
Packaging: 10/10
Color/Wearability: 10/10
Quality/Branding: 9/10
Total: 46/50 = A- = Happy Panda!
Do you love this color? I really do think it is "Chic Reloaded" :)
xox PrettyPanda


  1. I was going to pick this up when I saw it yesterday, but am trying not to pick up too many polishes :P It is really pretty though!

    1. thanks...yeah, I need to cut down on my polish buying habits! oops ;p

  2. ahhh so very pretty. I'm with Larie, trying not to go crazy on polish lately LOL. Plus I seem to have trouble pulling off these types of colors...looks fantastic on you though

    1. thanks MM! It is a pretty color in the sunlight...and luckily it was so cheap or I'd feel rather bad about buying it haha


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