This isn’t the best picture because I have horrible lighting in my room, but I took it just so I could talk about the types of nail polishes.
I’ve never owned an essie nail polish up until Christmas when my mom bought me two. I’ve never bought it before because I just couldn’t bring myself to spend $8 on nail polish even though the bottles are cute and all the colors usually catch my attention.
I’ve never used Forever 21’s brand of nail polish, love & beauty, before I bought this blue color a couple months ago. I just never thought to buy nail polish from there because I thought it would be cheap and crappy quality.
Well, after using both (only once), I would choose the $2.80 love & beauty nail polish over the $8 essie. It’s just a ridiculous amount of money for nail polish that isn’t really that different than any other brand. I put the purple metallic color on my nails a couple days ago and it’s already chipping. I have this issue with most nail polishes, though. I don’t know why my nails chip so easily, but with the blue love & beauty nail polish, it lasted a good few days before big pieces started to chip off.
Essie may have cute bottles and colors, but there are other brands of nail polish that are much cheaper and work just as well (at least in my opinion)… and with cheaper ones I can buy more!