19 May 2014

Essie Fair Game

Have you ever immediately regretted a polish purchase right after that first stroke of application? Who am I kidding, of course you have! With our vast collections of polish as bloggers there is bound to be more than one regretful polish purchase. Today I'm sharing one of my inst-regrets, Essie Fair Game.

Fair Game wasn't a horrible formula, but it was on the thicker side and not very self-leveling. The color was hard for post cleanup because the top pigment would come off but leave the silvery layer still on the nail. I'm glad I use a peel-off base for swatching because this one would have left my cuticles a metallic mess for the rest of the day! My swatch is two coats of Fair Game with base and top coat.

Being disappointed with this color makes me regret not snagging one of the other polishes from the Fair Game Resort collection instead. It's also a little hard for me to swallow that I purchased this in 2011, the same year I started my blog, and I'm just now getting around to swatching it! Oops.

Being that my sister has been eyeing this color and she is devoted to only Essie, I'll be passing it along to her after fixing the formula with a few drops of thinner.

What polish do you regret purchasing? Let me know in the comments and thanks for reading!


  1. Nice swatch and review on it. Sucks to hear that it was a disappointing color for you though.

  2. Ahh let me think, I once bought Essie Playa Del Play. It was a mix of cream and green. I just bought it because there was a special and hated it on my nails... It found a new home quickly


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