Friday 17 August 2018

Essie: Lovie Dovie Swatches & Review

It has been far too long since I last wore nail polish and the last time I can remember wearing it was way back in May if I remember correctly. I have worn nail polish for most days for the past 4 years so I wanted to give my nails a break so they could grow better and I could shape them. My nails are longer and in better condition.. all ready for more nail polishes to try out.

Essie is a brand I have wanted to try for a long time so I decided to treat myself to 'Lovie Dovie' which is described as 'a perfect flamingo pink' so that is right up my street as I just love flamingos and as many of my followers know, I just adore pink.
essie lovie dovie review
 I got this in while shopping in my local boots store. It cost me £7.99 which is a fair price in my opinion for nail polish. 

The packaging is very nice and stands out when you see it. The brush is larger than most nail polishes I have so it makes it much easier to apply to the nails. It can get into the grooves of the nails effortlessly without making a mess or needing to get more product.

The formula has 13.5ml of product and is DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde Free. 

Essie lovie dovie review
 As with any nail polish its always best to put on a base coat before applying a nail polish. I just used my one from Barry M. Make sure that is 100% dry before applying nail polish as it can make the product bubble or chip faster than normal.

Lovie Dovie took 2 applications to get an opaque and glossy finish because the first application was streaky but that resolved after a second application. It says to finish with a topcoat but every time I use one it makes it chip the very same day and its not just one brand I have tried I have tried it with numerous. I find this works best just with a base coat and the nail polish alone.  

I have found that I can get 3 days of wear from Lovie Dovie before it starts to chip a little which I am not disappointed with because I do a lot of cleaning, enjoy hot baths etc
Essie lovie dovie swatches
I am super impressed with Essie so far and I am looking forward to trying out more of their products and I have even added their trend duo 'flock you' on my wishlist. 

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  1. That is such a vibrant colour!
    Cora |

  2. That’s a really cute pink tone.

  3. What a nice nail polish. That pink color is one of my favorites.

  4. This shade of pink looks great on you, it really stands out. I have been meaning to try this brand but haven't had the chance to yet.

  5. Love love love that colour! I really want to try some Essie polishes as whenever I wear nail varnish it chips so quickly! Great review x

  6. Wow! Lovie Dovie' is a realy a perfect flamingo pink - great colour for summer! I love Essie nail polish. They have good quality and a lot of beautiful colours.

  7. I really adore the bubblegum pink colour, it is super fun and definitely great for the summer months! It looks amazing.

  8. I think it's a lovely summer color! Or it's perfect if you also love pink. I like the subtlety. It's not too much of a pink, just right!

  9. It does look like a pretty color. I will have to pass this along to my daughter. She would be interested in it.

  10. I like how bright and sparkly the pink nail polish is. The coverage looks even too.