Sunday, April 10, 2011

Essie Starry Starry Night(s)


How I got it: Found it in a nail salon a little over half used. One of the old, old bottles that don't have "essie" written down the side. Paid a dollar.

(3 coats)

(In the last photo the polish doesn't look as shiny because i had failed to properly massage my cuticle cream into my hands. It's plenty shiny irl.)


How the formula is: Reasonably good. Very sheer, definitively needs 4 coats for opacity (actually a good thing, the fine glitter sparkles like baby diamonds). Dried well despite 3 coats. Was prone to bald spots, however.

How much do I like it: Soooooooooooooo much.

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22 comments:

rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued) said...

Whatt!!!! I would have died if I found it. I'm sooo jealous!!! Lol!! It looks lovely on you :)

Honey_lili said...

you are very lucky ! it looks stunning on you

GothamPolish said...

Now that is a nifty find :)

kittytokaren said...

I am so unbelievably jealous - you even found it just how I dream of finding it...and unloved bottle in a salon that they let you take home for mere pennies. Enjoy it, lovely!! (And know that I am supremely jealous!)

myclumsyheart said...

Shut uuuuuuuup. Thats gorgeous on you!

cilucia said...

*stuttering* a.. a dollar... *chokes*

Stephanie said...

It looks pretty, and without a doubt worth a dollar, but I don't understand why people pay such insane prices on eBay for this one. The hype totally escapes me.

Piff said...

rmc - my heart was pounding!

Honey, Gotham, myclumsy - I'm so so lucky!

k2k - never eBay - your biggest lemmings are out there waiting for you! (this was my number one it was in the salon a block from my house!)

cilucia - I was trying to be sly in the store and not convey how BADLY I wanted it. Them: "This one is so old, you sure you want it? We'll order you a new one." Me: "Nooooooo. Listen, I just think this color is SO cute is really up my ally and don't want to wait. I'll pay whatever dude!" "We can order you a new one!" "No really, don't worry about it. I'll gladly pay for this old one. It's just so pretty." lolol oh clueless salon ladies.

Piff said...

Steph - People shouldn't pay insane prices on eBay for ANYTHING imho.

Jessi M (Lacquered, Painted, Polished) said...

Well, that was $1 well spent! I recently saw this sell on ebay for over $132. I really need to go dusty hunting too!

themississippimama said...

Looks like Essie tried to re-create Chanel's incredible classic "Ciel de Nuit." Even the names of the polishes are similar. Still, it's not as good as the Chanel. The one that comes closest to that is Ghina Glaze's "Midnight Mission."

Ice Queen said...

Score!

kittytokaren said...

@Piff - Yeah I seriously refuse to go to eBay for this. My dusties suck though. But I maintain hope that one day I'll be in a strange city and just go into a salon and there it will be....

Piff said...

Jessi - I wasn't even dusty hunting (too much effort for this old mare), I was getting a pedi and spotted it. Your lemmings will find you!

mama - Indeed it is a knock off of Ciel de Nuit. But I could not disagree with you more, Midnight Mission is not like it at all.

Ice - yup yup!

k2k - Just get pedicures whenever you go somewhere, it'll pop up SOMEWHERE.

FOREVER '92 said...

Black glitter, it looks so cool !

Katy said...

It really does look like a starry night.

Seeing a picture of the original Chanel in Seventeen magazine years and years ago is what got me into nail polish in the first place.

Lucy said...

So pretty and so lucky to find it for a dollar. I would've been dying when they said they'd order you another. I'd only heard of this when I started reading blogs. I had quit wearing polish and just did the buffed nails. What a maniac I was. I missed so many amazing polishes.

Sia said...

Amazing colour! x

Deborah said...

Awesome how you found it :). And I totally get the anxious feeling when they offered to order a new one.. I found three bottles of OPI Black Magic Mountain once on a local kinda eBay site here, and we were e-mailing back and forth about the price.. I was SO scared she'd realize the value of those bottles haha!

Piff said...

Forever - Not quite. Dark blue, navy based, not cobalt, jelly with fine silver glitter.

Katy - I myself remember that, if only... if only...

Lucy - I hear ya!

Sia - Agreed.

Deborah - That was the exact feeling I had. *don't convey how much you want it. don't convey how much you want it.*

Dandy112 said...

I like it sssooooooooo much too! It is my top lemming....maybe one of these days I can own it too! lol :)

Piff said...

Dandy - you will!

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