Today I’ve prepared another nail polish review for you. Essie Neo Whimsical nail polish is part of the Art of Spring 2010 nail polish collection.
The same as the other five nail polishes included in this collection, the color comes in a 15 ml bottle and you can find it available for purchase even online on Essie website for $8.00.
Neo Whimsical – no top coat
Neo Whimsical is definitely a spring shade, a pastel rose plum hue. When I first heard about this collection I must say that I thought Neo Whimsical will be my second favorite after the Pop Art of Pink nail polish, but now I’ve changed my mind.
Although the color is beautiful in the bottle is not looking its best on the nails. I’m sorry you can’t see so well from the photos because was a really cloudy day when I took the photos.
The application was hell! The polish is very very fluid and the brush it picks up to much product. It leaves lines behind even after the second layer of polish and although I tried to even the color in some parts I still didn’t got enough product.
New Whimsical – no top coat
I don’t know about other girls who have used this polish so far but I’m telling you I didn’t like the final result even after I’ve applied the second coat. Maybe I should have laid a third coat but with so many layers the nail polish will chip very fast.
It’s a shame that such a beautiful color must be so hard to apply.
Neo Whimsical 4 days later
I didn’t applied any top coat and not only because I wanted to see how much it can resist but because I really didn’t wanted to keep this color more than 4 days on my nails.
Neo Whimsical – after 4 days – no top coat
As you can see I had again a small incident at one of my nails because it looks exfoliated. The polish chipped right after the second day so until the 4th day my nail begin to exfoliate because it didn’t had any polish on it.
The photos speak for themselves I think and although I didn’t test them so hard like the others they chipped very fast. This was really a soft test if I may say that, no dishes to wash, no choirs and no cleaning around the house and they still look like this.
With the top coat on I’m sure it would have been a slightly small difference but not big enough to keep this color on your nails for so many days.
The one thing that I like was the fact that the color was not mattyfied after so many days. Usually when I don’t use top coat some nail polishes tend to became a little bit matte after 3-4 days.
I’m disappointed in you Neo Whimsical. It takes more than a pretty color to satisfy me. 🙂