Essie Core Colors Swatch and Review

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I recently received a package from Essie and Preen.me. I admit, it's been a while since I've used an Essie polish. The ones I had previously were difficult to work with and I realized I wasn't a fan of the brushes. When this opportunity came up I knew it was the perfect chance to try again. I'm so glad I did! I received ten polishes from their core line as well as a top coat, and I was pleased as punch with each and every one! Keep reading to find out more!

**WARNING PICTURE HEAVY**
**Press Samples**
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Blanc is described as "a pure, snowy white lacquer".
Shown is three coats of Blanc with Speed Setter top coat.
Blanc is such a fantastically crisp white. The application is a bit streaky, and it took three coats to even out. Even after all that, I can't wait to wear it again!
$9
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Vanity Fairest is described as "a shimmery and sheer pastel pink".
Shown is three coats of Vanity Fairest with Speed Setter top coat.
Vanity Fairest is the ultimate palate cleanser. This polish is super delicate and sheer. There is a lovely dusting of shimmer throughout. I applied three coats and it still wasn't fully opaque. I wouldn't have wanted it to be though. This is incredibly lovely! It needs some floral nail art!
$9
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Watermelon is described as "a creamy and refreshing juicy red".
Shown is two coats of Watermelon with Speed Setter top coat.
Watermelon is that wonderful color that is borderline hot pink and bright red. The formula is fantastic and applies like a dream. Sure to put a smile on your face.
$9
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With the Band is described as "a toasted spice burgundy".
Shown is two coats of With the Band with Speed Setter top coat.
With the Band is crazy creamy. The formula is wonderfully opaque. Definitely a must have if you're a fan of reds!
$9
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A-List is described as "an award-winning, classic, creamy red".
Shown is two coats of A-List with Speed Setter top coat.
A-List is spectacular. Ya know...if you like a nice squishy red jelly. Gorgeous application and formula.
$9
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Peach Side Babe is described as "a sun-ripe peach".
Shown is three coats of Peach Side Babe with Speed Setter top coat.
Peach Side Babe is a little more muted than everyone's favorite Flip Flop Fantasy, so don't think it would be a good replacement. However, you will want this one if you don't yet have it. Evens out after three coats, but a stunning color perfect for a summer pedicure.
$8.50
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Chillato is described as "a frozen cream pistachio".
Shown is three coats of Chillato with Speed Setter top coat.
Chillato is a gorgeous pastel! The formula on this one was a little finicky, but the end result is completely worth it. It evens out after three coats.
$9
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Aruba Blue is described as "a frosty sapphire blue".
Shown is three coats of Aruba Blue with Speed Setter top coat.
Aruba Blue is the perfect name for this one! Shimmery and glistening just like Caribbean waters. Slightly sheer so three coats was needed for full opacity. Easy to work with formula.
$9
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Petal Pushers is described as "a smokey stone rose".
Shown is two coats of Petal Pushers with Speed Setter top coat.
Petal Pushers is the perfect shade of concrete grey. Fantastic formula and easy application.
$9
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Angora Cardi is described as "a creamy, deep dusty rose".
Shown is two coats of Angora Cardi with Speed Setter top coat.
Angora Cardi had a thinner formula but cleaned up easily. Perfect after two coats.
$9
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Nail Art
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I decided to play around with a dry marble for an accent nail.
In this mani I used: Peach Side BabeChillatoPetal Pushers, and Speed Setter.
I already had my swatch of Peach Side Babe on, so I added one more coat to my ring finger. While it was still wet, I added drops of Chillato and Petal Pushers. Then, I swirled it around with a toothpick and topped it off with Speed Setter.
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Speed Setter is described as "an ultra fast dry top coat that dries in under a minute with a high shine finish".
I used Speed Setter on all of the above swatches and nail art. It dried quickly and had a fabulous brush.
$10

Each of these are available online, and you can find several of them in store at different locations. They range in price from $9 - $10. Even if some of the polishes start out with issues, they always evened out after a third coat and top coat. No problems! The brushes even seemed easier to work with. I was beyond happy with each of these and was very thankful I gave Essie the second chance. Thank you to Preen.me for the opportunity! Make sure you follow Essie on all of their social media platforms (links below) to stay updated on news, new products, and sales.

What do you all think of these? Any stand outs to you? Essie seems to have stepped up their game since I last tried them, and I'm impressed! Do you have a favorite from Essie's core line?

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**The products in this post were provided to me by Preen.Me complimentary as part of the Preen.Me VIP Program. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Happy Polishing!!

Becky  :o)

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