I have lots of Essie Polishes, the Cute as a Button is a hot holiday pink in a Essie mini single bottle which is smaller than the regular size at 5ml it is long and thin. I'm hoping that Dooyoo don't mind me placing my review here as the Cute as a button shade is not listed elsewhere.
Where I got mine
I received this little bottle of polish from a beauty box, Latest In Beauty if I recall correctly, last year (2014).
I loved the colour of this polish as soon as I clapped eyes on it. I also liked the cute little bottle and the name seemed quite apt. The other really GREAT thing about this polish is the brush inside the bottle it is nice and wide and perfectly shaped at the ends in an arc which makes getting close but not on the cuticle absolutely ideal. I love the brush a lot.
I used a base coat to protect my nails from staining then added a coat of Essie Cute as a Button, it was still a little sheer so I waited a minute or two then added another coat. I could still through some nails so as an experiment I added a third coat to the left hand and top coated the right one and as a finished effect you can't see through any nails and the colour is identical on both hands (I top coated the left hand too to aid the drying process).
The top coat got them touch dry but unfortunately, when reaching for the nail oil I dented the middle finger of the right hand. It is not too bad but I can see it!
A full sized bottle of this colour is £6.49 which is an ok price. I still have two thirds of my bottle left so I am OK for now.
This is a top colour, very shiny and consistent in colour with just two coats (or you can go to three if you prefer!). Highly recommended.
The essie too too hot nail polish is available for GBP 7.99.
The nail polish comes in a bottle with a white cap. On the bottle is the product name. The bottle contains 15 ml.
The nail polish is described as follows. "a sizzling rich red coral. set your heart on fire with this sizzling rich red coral nail polish. how hot is too hot? there’s only one way to find out."
If you open the nail polish you recognize a black brush. Front this is slightly narrower and slightly wider towards the tip, where he is also slightly rounded. I have to say that I find this brush really well and I like the most. Despite the width of the paint can be simple and easy to apply. The color of the paint is a beautiful, strong red. The nail polish has a rather thin liquid, but not watery consistency. As I said, the paint can be easily and smoothly applied. I always prefer two coats of paint, the color is much stronger. However, you should not have too much dirt under the nails, these appear elsewhere namely easily. Even the paint dries in my opinion very quickly. I like the result very much. The paint leaves no bubbles and no stripes. The opacity is good and the color pretty strong. For me, the paint will last longer like other more favorable. After four days, he chipped off a little. Nor can the nail polish easily removed. All in all I think the nail polish is very well and I am very satisfied with it.
I can recommend the essie too too hot, as the nail polish can be applied well and the colour dries fast.
I'm a bit late in the game to Essie's Nail Polishes, but now that I've discovered them I'm a total convert, and I probably won't switch from these now.
Normally I find that a high price doesn't always equate to a high quality product with nail polish, some of the cheaper nail polishes are actually much better quality than the more expensive ones. Essie nail polishes are probably a mid priced nail polish I would say, at £7.99 a bottle in either Boots or Superdrug.
I actually bought my Essie Nail Polishes in Austria in Bipa (the Austrian 'Boots' equivalent), and I bought a large stash. I bought a Valentine's gift box containing 2 Essie nail polishes (Euro15.99); 'too too hot' (which I'm reviewing now) and 'sugar daddy', another single Essie nail polish in 'turquoise & caicos' (Euro8.99), and a set of Essie sleek sticks (i.e. nail stickers) in 'so haute!' (Euro9.99). I went a bit mad as all make up was on 3 for 2, cheapest item free, which was the single nail polish, and I had a 15% coupon for one product which I used on the most expensive of the 3 products, which was the Valentine's gift box. I spent about Euro23.50 in total, which I didn't think was too bad.
'Too too hot' is red polish, now in the little gift box I thought it was a red red, a pillar box red I guess. But it's not, it's actually more of a coral red. Essie describe 'too too hot' as ''a sizzling rich coral red''. It's definitely a red toned coral, and not an orange toned coral though - if that makes sense! Once it's on my nails then depending what I wear it with then it can actually just look like red, or if I have something red on with it then it will look more 'coral red'.
I've been totally impressed with the quality of the Essie nail polishes from the very first application. The 'too too hot' polish was the first one that I tried, it's quite a thick nail polish and I only need to apply one coat of this. One coat gives me a decent red colour and a perfect coverage on each nail, I've not tried two coats as I suspect that it would just look too thick. This goes on really easily and smoothly with no uneven patches, or lumps or bumps. The brush is quite a thick brush and it splays out quite well when I'm painting my nails and I only need to brush one stoke down each finger nail, and two brush stokes will cover my thumb nails or big toe nails. My nails are touch dry after 5 minutes, and then completely dry after 10 minutes. This is really long lasting and durable. It lasts for around a week before it starts to chip, occasionally I've had just 5 days before it chips, but I've had up to 10 days on my toe nails.
I would say that the colour that you see in the bottle, is definitely a true reflection of the colour that 'too too hot' will be once on your nails. In fact if I grasp the bottle to take a 'blogger' type photo then my nails are the exact same red shade as the bottle. The red or 'coral red' really suits my skin tone, very pale and with tonnes of freckles, and I also suspect that it would also look good with a tan too. This looks great on both my short fingernails, or on my toe nails. It's the kind of colour that would suit any season, As long as I don't wear red with then it just looks like red for the winter, however I can play up the 'coral' in it for the summer and make it much more summery.
I'm definitely going to buy more Essie polishes, in fact I have a wish list of a further half dozen! We go on holiday to the US in a couple of months so I'll wait and buy them there, they retail for $8 each in the US.