Friday, 31 October 2014

Essie Bahama Mama

I just wanted to do a quick blog post today about my new favourite nail polish. I've seen loads of other beauty bloggers wearing this shade and I've been meaning to buy it for a while now. Being at the Boots Christmas evening on Wednesday jogged my memory and I remembered to pick it up!

However much I love it, there are definitely pros and cons to this nail varnish.


  • The colour is gorgeous. It's the perfect autumnal berry/vampy shade and however much I searched, I couldn't find a rival to it.
  • I know that other bloggers haven't loved the consistency of the Essie polishes but I actually like that it's not too thick, I'd rather build up the colour than have to take it off if I made a mistake. 
  • The finish is really good. I could have quite happily left it at one coat. Although it's a slightly different colour if you don't build it up, it still looks good and not streaky at all.

  • I found that it chipped quite easily and I found it frustrating to keep fixing my nails every time I noticed a chip. I'm going to try again with a different topcoat but from reading other reviews, I don't think that will help too much.
  • It was also quite difficult to remove. The colour wouldn't budge from the side of my nails for ages and I used up a lot of nail polish remover doing so.

Even though there are a few negative points about this polish, I still can't recommend it enough. If you buy one new nail polish this autumn. It has to be this one!

What's your favourite Essie colour?



  1. I always likes this color and everybody is obsessed with this color. May be I should finally get it! Great review! My favorite Essie polish is Fuji :)

    Kisses, Kali
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    1. Thanks for the tip, will check it out! Would definitely recommend Bahama Mama, happy shopping x

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  3. Lovely colours!

  4. Love it!

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    1. Thanks, will check it out, sounds great! X


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