Hey everyone! I'm finally back to DC. Of course there was miserable tourist-activity-prohibitive weather the entire time I was in Chicago until today when we left. I also only painted my nails twice, per the boyfriend's restriction. Tonight I have a swatch of Essie Sew Psyched which I think came out in Summer 2010. It's an army olive green and leans more creme than most of Essie's jelly-creme hybrid polishes. Essie polishes are 3 Free and by now I am sure you are familiar with the bottle. Sew Psyched was more opaque than most Essies and only took 2 coats for full opacity. It is shiny alone, but I have it here with OPI top coat.
|2 coats Sew Psyched + OPI top coat, artificial light|
In general I don't tend to be a huge Essie girl like Eisenbrat. They make beautiful colors and they are lovely and squishy looking. However, I find they don't dry well because they are pretty thick. They also don't apply as effortlessly as I like my go-to polishes to do. This polish, as I mentioned above, was not so squishy and I do really like it. It's pretty easy to apply and fills the army green void in my collection. The most similar polish I have is Zoya Gemma and that is not anything like this. It's a lighter green with a purple shimmer. This polish has no shimmer at all.
Verdict? I've kept Essies that I like far less, so how could I justify getting rid of this one? Yea - I'm a polish hoarder.