Product Name: Second Hand, First Love (Quick-Dry)
Description: Second Hand, First Love is a pink crème
Size: 0.33 fl. oz. / 10 mL
Brand: Essie Expressie
About Essie Expressie: Essie Expressie is a one-step, quick-dry nail polish that dries in one minute. The formula is 8-free and vegan and will give you colour that lasts. No top or base coat needed.
Application Instructions: Pointing the angled brush down, apply one coat of colour and let dry for one minute. Apply a second coat of colour and let dry.
I paint my nails every week and with most polishes I can achieve a professional look without difficulty. Not with this polish--bare patches, vertical lines, dull finish. It does not cover in one coat, but with two coats it must be applied with just the right amount of polish on the brush or it balls up. Two coats still does not cover completely, but the polish is so thick I don't think it would work with three coats. It does not self-level at all. It streaks. It requires a top coat because it dries dull but not matte. The color is a nice Windsor rose type, leaning towards peach rather than pink. Nothing unique. So I'm giving up. I've now tried this formula in three colours. I'm throwing all of them out because life is too short to struggle this much over painting my nails.