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Essie Watermelon

I haven't previously bought Essie Watermelon because I (mistakenly) believed that it was a very similar shade to Revlon's Parfumerie in Ginger Melon, which I already own. Now I've compared them I've discovered that actually they're quite different shades, with Ginger Melon being a lot paler.

I only actually bought this shade because I needed another nail varnish to be the 'free' one in a 3 for 2 offer on BeautyBay. I'd picked out two shades that I wanted from the OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday collection that were already on offer anyway, but didn't want another OPI shade as they were all full price. As Essie was also included in the offer I decided to have a quick browse of their shades. I was disappointed that despite having around five pages of Essie nail varnishes they only had one of the big name shades (I mean Watermelon, Bahama Mama etc) so I decided to give Watermelon a try. I'm very glad I did.

Essie Watermelon

Essie Watermelon

Essie Watermelon
Despite being rather nail varnish obsessed at the moment this is actually only my second Essie shade. I thought one of the things that made Essie nail varnishes so popular was their wide brushes, so I was really surprised to find a thin brush. A quick tweet gave me the answer, apparently Boots stock the Diffusion line, which have wide brushes, and this one is from the standard range, which have thinner brushes.

I don't find the thin brush a problem at all, in fact I often prefer thinner brushes to wider ones as I have quite slim/small nails and wide brushes can mean I end up making a mess. This is definitely a 'one coat wonder', you can pretty much just paint on one coat and go and you could even get away without using a top coat as this has a lovely glossy finish to it.

This is a gorgeous shade, possibly one you would reach for more in the spring/summer but it has definitely brightened up my fingertips in this dull weather. Watermelon is the perfect name for the shade. It's a very juicy looking, bright, deep pink/red, a bit lighter and brighter then it looks in my paper swatch. This has already been on my nails a couple of times despite only having it for a week and I do have some nail art using this that I'll hopefully be posting shortly depending on whether I can good some good pictures of it.

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12 comments:

  1. I have never had a Essie nail varnish, Im not sure why, I always look at them.
    I love this colour though. It is beautiful.

    Gemma x

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    1. I'm not quite sure why I've never got my hands on more before, maybe because the only other shade I have is a shade I'm not keen on x

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  2. This is one of my most favourite nail colours ever. Such a pretty pink.

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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    1. It is a gorgeous colour, I wish I'd picked it up earlier now x

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  3. This is a gorgeous shade, I don't own many Essie polishes and all the ones I do own have always been from TK Maxx or Fragrance Direct etc :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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    1. My only other Essie shade actually came from a beauty box, although I can't remember which. I guess Essie aren't badly priced but I would prefer to get them for a little cheaper x

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  4. This will be beautiful for summer! I have a fair few Essie polishes but bought most of them cheaper on Fragrance Direct xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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    1. I'm trying to keep my eye on Fragrance Direct but I know they come in stock and disappear pretty quickly! x

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  5. That is such a lovely colour, I've known any essie polishes before but they honestly look so nice! xx

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    1. I'm looking forward to wearing this in the spring when the sun is shining :) x

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  6. Very pretty and happy shade! I never really paint my nails but I'd use this during the summer months - possibly on my toe nails! xxx

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    1. You should try some nail art with your amazing art skills! x

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