Chills and Thrills
I’m way late on this one, guys. But better to be late than never, right? I got the Essie Too Taboo collection not too long ago, and fell in love with the bottles. They’re so gorgeous and bright and summery, how could you not?
I had read some reviews online before receiving them and a lot of people said these were horrible with a terrible formula and finish. I’m happy to report I experienced none of that, and a few of these colours are so to-die-for, I kind of want to buy backups. They went on as any other neon I’ve tried before has applied… the first coat’s not always the greatest (though these were really nice and opaque), but they level out perfectly with the second and dry to a matte finish. When topped with glossy top coat, they look pretty damn good to me. The only real problem I had was with bubbling, and I’m finding the more Essie I apply, the more I notice how bad they bubble and it’s such a shame because Essie’s one of my faves. But then again I’m super impatient and I know I didn’t wait for all my coats to dry. Oops.
I must say, all the colours are pretty bomb (that lilac and lime green – swoon!), but my heart skipped a beat when I applied that neon coral. I don’t have one other polish like it (and my collection is reaching 450, omg) and it’s just the MOST BEAUTIFUL THING EVER. I can’t even explain it and the photo does it no justice. It’s honestly gorgeous and if there’s one you needed out of the six, it’s this one.
Overall, I liked this collection and Essie’s choice of colours. I think there’s a nice variety and they covered all the bases in terms of neon shades I’d want. The formula wasn’t as bad as I had expected, either, so I don’t know why these got blasted so badly online. Just make sure to let every single coat dry well (especially the white base) before applying colour and bubbles and other annoying stuff should be avoided. Do you have any shades from this collection? Which is your fave color? x
P.S. I’m playing with my watermark… what do you think of this cursive writing? I kinda like it but also kinda hate it. I don’t know! Opinions, please. :)