Quick NOTD of another recent Essie purchase… this time this was from ebay (American seller, fairly good price and arrived in about a week with no customs charges). Essie describe this shade ‘To buy or not to buy’ as a lavender with shimmer – and in the bottle it certainly does have a pretty shimmer but this is pretty much lost on the nails – but you can see it (just about) in the bottom picture.
To be totally honest, the formula of this one was a bit disappointing. It’s not as good as the new diffusion line that hit Superdrug/Boots recently. The new diffusion line has a much nicer brush to work with, it’s flatter so much easier to apply. The brush with this polish is long and thin and the formula meant I needed three coats to get a decent finish.
Overall, if you want a lavender polish then I’d suggest going for Lilacism from the new diffusion range instead – when on the nail, it’s hard to tell the difference and the formula/brush on that one would win it for me! But in this case I was suckered in by the name…!
THIS is the seller I bought from (have bought from them a few times and never had any issues).
Bought by me.