Thursday, March 10, 2011

Some apparently retail-exclusive Essies: Jamaica Me Crazy and Dive Bar


As most people already know, L'Oreal recently acquired Essie and now Essie polishes are being sold at drugstores. I had heard they were only Walmart and Walgreens so far but I found the following at CVS. They retail like any other Essie (about $8).

(Hey, do you all remember the good ol' days when the etailers sold Essies to non-professionals for half the price? Those were good days.)

Essie Jamaica Me Crazy

Doesn't another company have a polish named this that's also a similar hot pink color? Pure Ice, maybe (another Walmart brand). I'm not one for fuchsias -- and I always misspell it -- but this one just LEAPT out of the display... and into my shopping basket. (Funny how that happens, eh?) It's such an exuberant and cheerful color! Very, very shimmery. Simply put: hot. I think I'd wear this on my toes. Two coats. Applied beautifully.


Essie Dive Bar


Photos do not capture this polish at all. Here, it just looks like your regular sexy blackened blue/teal shimmer. But it's actually a bit more duochromey than that. It gets kind of black and kind of green, depending on the angle, and while it is a weak duochrome effect, it's still pretty awesome. The application was less awesome: kind of brushstroke-y. And surprisingly: three coats. I would've assumed this was a two-coater.


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12 comments:

Honey_lili said...

both of them are great colors !
Half the price ? You were lucky ! Well, from my point of view, you're still lucky... ;)
in Switzerland OPI and Essie are sold for like 24$ !!! Such a shame !

Stacie said...

I'm loving Dive Bar. I hope it's different enough from the other dark blues I own to justify buying it XD
Stacie @kawaiinailart xoxox

Nail Noir said...

Both are pretty! My local ds only have the french collection polishes out. Hopefully they'll get these soon!

LadyLuck said...

Essie Jamaica Me Crazy is my favorite, I want it but $8 for THAT - no thanks. I hope Walgreens come with an offer of buy 1 and another free or 50% disc. Yeah... I can dream :)

For Me, It Works... said...

Both are very pretty. I agree about Dive Bar. I did a post last week on DB and had the same issue. In the bottle you see blue, green and purple,however, on the nail, I did see the duo chrome effect at all.

Grace said...

I've got master plan and the baby blue shimmer, whose name I can't remember, from the retail line. I tried to find dive bar, but there are no wal marts in NYC and the display at CVS was already ransacked by the time I saw it. It's gorgeous.

FYI, they carry these at Bed Bath & Beyond, now, (in that health and beauty section) but unfortunately they seem to be ONLY carrying Essie polishes. They used to be the only place I could find Color Club irl :(

Ya Gotta Hand It To Me said...

So far, Dive Bar is my fav Essie. It's gorgeous, and I've had great wear out of it. Looks GREAT on you!

Lucy said...

I've got to add both of these to my list. Both are so pretty with their shimmers. I was looking online at Essie's on CVS. They had mostly the safe colors.

M said...

Isn't jamaica me crazy a ben & jerry's flavor? Now I really want some ice cream. It's the middle of the night where I live and I'm still awake craving ice cream.

GothamPolish said...

Great pictures! I've seen the new Essies a few places now in NYC, they seem to be showing up more and more in Walgreens and DR!

paint that nail said...

Both beautiful colors!

Johnna said...

Jamaica Me Crazy almost reminds me of Sally Hansen HD Byte, minus the blue duo-chrome flash...

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