Monday, June 28, 2010

Essie Pretty Edgy

OK. Let's face it. I'm a purple nail polish gal, I'm also a China Glaze/OPI/Nubar gal too. So when Essie (My least favorite high end brand of polishes) came out with a GREEN nail polish called Pretty Edgy, you wouldn't think I would buy it. AH HA! YOU would be wrong! You see. Green, specifically, kelly green is one of my favorite colors of all time. I have kelly green shirts, pants, sweaters, if I could find some I like, I would have kelly green bras! Kelly green is an awesome color that looks awesome on me, if I do say so myself. I'm about as white as a sheet of paper so really anything goes with white, kelly green goes best. Some interesting history about Kelly Green (according to Wikipedia and you know that they are ALWAYS correct (ha!)
"The name kelly green for the color originated in Ireland. The name derives from the fact that the surname Kelly, as well as the color green, are both popular in Ireland. The first recorded use of the term kelly green as a color name in English was in 1935."
Fascinating stuff huh? 1935? Really? That seems awfully late. Whatever.

OK. So what about the polish? Well in true Essie form, Pretty Edgy is sheer. Ugh. Essie and their freakin' sheer polishes! Thankfully after two heavy coats it looks opaque...after three coats you can't even tell there are brush marks. The picture above, is with only 2 coats, however they were heavy coats. The formula is runny and thin but surprisingly, not hard to work with. Drying time is typical and not very long. The polish dries to a nice shiny finish as well. No chips or flaking until the 3rd day of wear for me...and that's pretty decent as far as polish on my nails goes lately. I guess Essie brand polishes don't suck as much as I thought. I guess it's my aversion to sheers and neutrals that gave me the bad impression. I may have to collect more of the Essie colors that are bright and pretty!

This is a pure creme polish. No glitter, shimmer, pearl or metallic. It is perfection as far as kelly green goes and pretty good as far as formula goes. I find the tiny neck kinda a pain in the butt to use, but that's just me. I'm ham handed, fumble fingers, sloppy and shaky so the larger the top of the polish the better...your results may vary.

Do you NEED Essie Pretty Edgy? Probably not, but it's quite a departure from the typical soft pinks and nudes of Essie so why not pick up a bottle? Hold on to it for 10 years and then sell it on evilbay for $100, because you know some nail polish addict is going to pay money for that...not me because I already have my bottle, but someone will buy it...eventually.
Oh and buy a second bottle for your personal use because it makes a great pedicure color for the summer!


  1. Pretty! Kelly green is a great color for summer :)

  2. I'm not an Essie fan either...I've tried to love them but they're just too sheer for me. I've been tempted to pick this color up because it is gorgeous in the you think OPI Jade is the New Black from the Hong Kong Collection is similar?

  3. Makeup Magpie: Thanks! I totally agree about kelly green for the summer. It's beautiful in warm, sunny weather!

    Hi Deanna: OPI Jade is the new black is much cooler and grayer than Essie Pretty Edgy. They are two totally unique colors that look different. If you are a fan of green polish they are unique enough to own both. :-)

  4. Nice green!

  5. This is so pretty! I've been wanting a green for quite some time..


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