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Essie Nail Polish Hors d’oeuvres ~ Review and Swatch

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Hey everyone. Hope you all are having an awesome weekend. My fun for today is over. So I thought of sharing my experience and opinion about Essie Nail Polish hors d’oeuvres. I have read mixed opinion about this polish. Some absolutely love this and some don’t. I’m a glitter girl. I easily get attracted where ever I see bling. I have had this nail polish for quite a long time. Let’s get to the swatches of this Essie Glitter Nail Polish.

Hors d’oeuvres is a shade from Essie’s Holiday 2013 Encrusted Treasures Collection.In the bottle it looks more like a silver glitter nail polish. But when you apply it on your nails, the golden base color is very prominent. In Essie’s website, it’s described as a platinum gold with iridescent silver glitter polish. When I applied the first layer of polish on my nails, I felt bit disappointing as the color and glitter effect didn’t show much the way it is visible in the polish. But when you start layering the polish, the beautiful effect will win you over. It is a textured glitter polish with champagne gold base and chunky silver glitters. The color and shine of the polish changes in different lighting.

  • Pigmentation: This Essie textured glitter polish goes sheer on the nails.  You need to apply two to three layers to see the beautiful color and effect. I have three coats on my nails.
  • Formula: The formula is sheer and of thin consistency. So it will look gorgeous if you layer it on dark polish. If you want to see the magical effect of this polish on its own, keep building it till it shows its original color.
  • Finish: The finish of this polish is Gorgeous. It gives a metallic shine with textured finish. If you are not a person of textured polishes, seal it with a top coat to get smooth finish.
  • Staying power: It stayed put for two weeks on my nails. But I did apply top coat over it and did a nail art using this polish as the base color. As it has chunky glitters, if you will not seal it with a top coat, it may get stuck in hair or fabric and start to wear off. Removing it was a headache. Wish I had applied peel off base coat for this polish! As I wanted to see how long it holds, so skipped on that peel off base. 
  • Where to buy: Essie polishes are widely available in US. You can find Essie polishes on all the drug stores and major retail stores.

I’m so much in love with this Nail Polish. If you don’t want to put much effort in your manicure but want gorgeous looking nails, then this is the polish. Say it about New Year, Birthday, Christmas, Prom or any other holiday. As it is a part of Essie’s holiday collection, it surely gives the festive look to your nails.

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What you think about this Essie Glitter Polish, share your thoughts in the comment box below. I would be happy to hear from you. If you love Nail Art, don’t forget to check the Nail Art section for cute easy nail art designs.



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  1. I’m not a fan of glitter, but I do have a suggestion. When I used to wear nail polish I would use straight up acetone to get the most stubborn nail polishes off. Just a little on a cotton swab will do. You can get a bottle from any pharmacy or drug store. It should be pretty inexpensive.

    1. Thanks Kinya for the tip. I second your thought on acetone.

  2. hi Demi
    I have this polish!! And I love it! I bought it after seeing it in a magazine and I agree that it looks more silver than it is. It definitively comes across as gold once it is applied. I typically applied it at the tips of my nails with like a pink or red underneath. The effect is wonderful! Very holiday like but also very summery 🙂

    1. Thanks Emily for sharing your experience. 🙂

  3. Hi there. I have a question. I like deep colors on my nails what color would you suggest if I were to use this polish over another color. I mean would it look good over a dark red or a bright Christmas red? And do you have acrylic on your nails? or are they your natural nail?

    1. Heather, Those are my natural nails. I too love deep colors. I have few reviews on deep color nail polishes in “Swatches and Review” section.

  4. I love Essie! I’m not big on glitter polishes, but this one looks nice. I think it’d look great for Christmas or New Years when everything is flashy. 🙂 Question though, would it work as a a top coat of sorts? Like, layering it with another polish to put a glitter finish on a different color?

    1. Hi Steph..Yes, I think layering it over other polishes will bring nice glitter effect.

  5. If I wore fingernail polish, I would love this. I would probably wear it more than just special occasions, but I don’t have very good nails. But I love the product.

    1. Thanks Sherry! In my view all nails are beautiful. Just try some nail art and see for yourself 🙂

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