Hey everyone! I have an Essence nail polish to show you today. Essence isn’t a brand I’ve tried much before – for a long time they weren’t available in the UK and since they launched in Wilko I haven’t really been into one to see what they have to offer.
Essence kindly sent me a few of their nail polishes to review, so I’ll be showing you the first of these today! This is Essence The Black Cat, which is a ‘latex matt effect’ nail polish. I’ve been needing a black nail polish so this is kinda handy for me!
This is two coats of The Black Cat. As you can see it dries to a lovely full matte finish. I like this a surprising amount, considering I’m not that into black nail polish. I wore this for a couple of days and really loved it!
Application: The brush of this nail polish is very square, which makes neat application a little fiddly. Nothing clean-up can’t fix but worth mentioning. The polish is a bit on the thick side and as such it can be a bit streaky, which is the only reason I needed 2 coats rather than 1. It doesn’t self-level all that well (as you can see from the ridge of polish on my middle finger) and does show imperfections. But it does dry quickly and as I mentioned before, the finish is really nice. It also lasts quite well (no chipping in the 3 days I wore it). It also makes a great base for glitter, nail art etc.
Essence The Black Cat retails for £2, and is available from Wilko online here, or instore. Despite the relative issues with application, for the price point I really can’t complain. It lasts well, which is good enough for me!
What do you think of this nail polish? Let me know in the comments!