"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!