Hello my lovelies!
Today I’m going to review Essie Tour de Finance Nail Polish which is one six colors included in Essie Navigate Her Collection for Spring 2012 (my post with info, photos & prices). This collection has be launched in U.S. on February 2012 (@essie.com – $8.00) and also in Romania on 1 March 2012 (@essie.ro and @fendissimadistribution.ro).
My Romanian visitors can order any color from this collection online for the price of 44.50 Lei. Each Essie nail polish bottle includes 13.5 ml (.5 fl oz) of product.
Essie Tour de Finance nail polish is described as a incandescent fuchsia but actually seems more like a fuchsia with light blue and pink shimmer. It has a creamy texture but thicker than Essie No More Film polish (review + swatches). What seems strange to me was that I find the application to be a little bit harder over a base coat than on simply clean nail. What I mean is that I couldn’t apply the first layer evenly and flawlessly so I needed to add a second coat.
The color is really nice, just the bright pink fuchsia you need for spring and it’s opaque from the first layer. It has a luscious finish and its fine shimmering particles makes the color pop, especially into sunny light. 🙂 The texture is creamy but a little bit thicker so I decided not to apply a top coat this time. It took quite a few minutes to dry, but even so, after I my nails touched my clothes a small part of polish was peeled off. 🙁 On my right hand’s nails I applied only one coat of Essie Tour de Finance without base or top coat.
Check out more photos and find out how this color looks after 4 days of wearing it, right after the cut.
Enjoy more photos…
Essie Tour de Finance Nail Polish after 4 days
You know I always wear my polishes a few days after writing a review because for me not only the color and the application are important but also I want to know if the polish is chip resistant.
For the nails where I applied two nail polish coats on top of a base coat, things are looking good. The color is still opaque and shiny, no chipped ends. You can barely notice the color fading away towards the ends but that’s about all I was getting.
On the other hand, things were not looking so good. I applied only one coat fo Tour de Finance polish without base or top coat and as you can see from the photo, the color is not shiny anymore and faded noticeably towards the ends. This is the time when you should apply a new color.
So, in my opinion the perfect combination for this color on your nails would be to apply 2 coats of Tour de Finance and one top coat but let it dry very well before you decide to use your fingers. 🙂
I hope you will find this review helpful. Please let me know if you’ve enjoyed it and what’s your impression on Essie 2012 Spring Nail Polish Collections. 🙂