Essie Social-lights

I feel like it has been Indie-Central around here these last couple of weeks, so I figured I should throw in a mainstream or two. After all, mainstream polishes are the ones that started this obsession…right?! I know that most people in the nail polish know barely pay attention to mainstream releases unless they get a lot chatter on social media. Although I do find indie nail polishes vastly more interesting, I have to admit that I still follow mainstream brands closely. Essie Social-lights is a beautiful polish from their Winter 2017 collection. I have a soft spot for Essie even though they don’t always come through and the brush is terribly skinny for my wide nail beds. Anyway, when I saw this one at my local beauty supply, I had to get it. Let me show you some swatches of Essie Social-lights.

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Essie Social-lights

Essie Social-lights

Essie Social-lights

I really like the combination of this very muted color and that orange shimmer that peeks through just at the right angle. The formula was a tad finicky so I had to apply three coats to get an even and opaque finish. There are quite a few Essies that I have my eye on, but I always buy these at a beauty supply if I can get them for $5 an under. I really don’t think that most mainstream polishes are for the nearly $10+ dollar price tag unless they are somewhat unique. Do you still purchase mainstream polishes? If you do, what are some of your favorite mainstream brands. I have to admit that I always still purchase Essie, OPI and China Glaze because they are the most easily accessible, and I can usually get them at a deep discount. What do you think about this polish? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

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4 thoughts on “Essie Social-lights

  1. That’s really pretty! I’m not usually a big fan of greens, but I might have to make an exception on this one. 🙂

    Great swatches!

    1. I think that I just have a love/hate relationship with Essie. I love them, I love the look of the bottles, but I feel like I am usually disappointed by the formula.
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