Just Nail It – Limited Edition Essie Leathers Collection

Brokedown Vanity - JNI - LE Essie Leathers Collection

I couldn’t wait to play with these after I posted about them in the Shopping Haul – Nail Supplies post I did a few weeks back.

I don’t have too much experience with Essie Nail Polishes, so this kit was an opportunity to try them out and see if I liked them. At around $10 a bottle normally, getting these 4 mini bottles for under $3 was a great chance to try the brand.

I realize these aren’t formulated like the normal polishes, as these have special qualities to them, but I think I can still get a general sense of the polish as a whole.

This was a Limited Edition Collection, called the Leathers Collection, a collab with Rebecca Minkoff, who is a purse designer.

The Colours from Left to Right:

Cross Body Heat – Lilac with micro glitter
Back in the Saddle – Forest Green with micro glitter
Tote-ally in Love – Red Wine with micro glitter
in hot Purse-uit – Royal Blue with mirco glitter

Brokedown Vanity - JNI - LE Essie Leathers Collection - 1 Coat

This polish is really easy to work with, the only one that is a bit tricky is the lilac, it seems just a bit thicker than the others. All but the blue seem to totally opaque with just one coat.

They all have a really pretty semi matte finish to them, which does sort of look like leather.

Brokedown Vanity - JNI - LE Essie Leathers Collection - 2 Coat

With a second coat, the lilac seems a bit more glossy, and the others do to a point as well. The second coat also fixed all the issues that the blue had on the first coat.

Brokedown Vanity - JNI - LE Essie Leathers Collection - Bottles

I like the finish of the first coat better, it truly does look like leather.

I don’t know how to topcoat these, and keep their unique look. With a gloss, they would become glossy, with a matter, they wouldn’t have their semi finish.

They will look great no matter what. I feel like they should have supplied a topcoat that worked with this formula in the kit, but they probably couldn’t solve the problem themselves.

All in all I like the experience with these, and might have to venture into the regular Essie collection, and see if there are any I might like to get.

‘Til Tomorrow

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***Disclaimer – I am not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned on this blog. I just started to blog, so who would sponsor me, seriously. All items featured were purchased with my own money, gained by some other means, like awesome gifts from peoples, trades, or perhaps even a promotion of some sort.***

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