Friday, February 19, 2016

Starry Starry Night- Essie Polish Review

Hello everyone! If you have been following the world of nail polish, then you know that recently their has been a lot of hype about a nail polish, Essie's Starry Starry Night. If you have not heard Essie recently released some of their old polishes in a new collection called the Retro Revival collection, and Starry Starry Night has been one of the popular ones. The original formal of this polish which was said to have "diamond dust" in it has gone for as much as $200 for one bottle on Ebay. So many Starry Starry Night fans were excited that this polish was being released. 

Essie Starry Starry Night The Retro Revival Collection
(with the bottle)

After hearing all the hype about this polish I stumbled across this polish at Target, it was the last bottle and due to my curiosity I decided to pick it up to review it for all of you. I don't have the original formal of this polish, actually this is the first Essie polish that I have ever owned.

Unfortunately in a lot of review that I have read they have not been good, a lot of people have said that this polish is not like the original formal, it is thick, not as sparkly. But I still wanted to pick this polish up for my self to give it a try. 

 Essie Starry Starry Night The Retro Revival Collection

Sadly the reviews where true, this polish was not that good. This polish is a dark blue with a jelly like formula with small silver, light blue and dark blue glitters in the polishes. For me this polish was a little thick, it was okay on the first coat then seem thicker on the second. I used two coats for the photo above and it just went on streaky and patchy, as you can see in the photo above some parts look darker then other, and some lighter. 

I do have a polish that I want to compare this to and as you may have guess that polish would be Zoya's Dream.

   Zoya Dream

Zoya's Dream, I am wearing on my right hand and Essie Starry Starry Night on the left, and sorry their really is no comparison. Zoya Dream I personally think is more pretty and is more comparable to a night sky, it has more sparkly to it with the Holographic glitter in it, it does take three coats to be opaque, but it is not streaky and goes on much smoother too.

   Zoya Dream

In conclusion Essie Starry Starry Night is pretty, I just can't get over how streaky and patchy it applied for me. So if you want a polish that reminds you have a night sky, I say go with Zoya Dream. Also I never really got why companies change the formula of products when the costumer enjoy them as is.     

I purchased Essie Starry Starry Night at Target for $8.49.

I just recently look up Zoya Dream and I don't know if Zoya went up on the prices of their polishes or what, because I remember buying Dream for around $9 (well I did get it in a Dream box set) and now all their polishes are $10.00. As I have said in other post, Zoya always has deals going on through their emails, so it's a good idea to sign up for their emails for some good deals.

Here is a link to Essie website ( I could not find the polish on Target's website, also I couldn't find this on Ulta site as well) 

Here is the link to Zoya Dream 

Update on Starry Starry Night: Sadly this polish disappointed me even more. The wear time on this polish was horrible! The first day it stared to chip on the tips of my nails, then day two big chunks of the polish chipped off, so then I just took this polish off of my nails. I most likely will be returning this polish. This is a polish that I regret buying, and I do not recommend buying Essie Starry Starry Night. Sorry for such a bad end result.   

Hope all of you enjoyed this review of Essie Starry Starry Night, even if it was not that great of a review!

See you next time for more nail fun!   

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