Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Essie Pretty Edgy

Good morning, everyone. The sun keeps doing that annoying thing where it disappears and then appears again, so I had to kind of race to get pictures of Essie Pretty Edgy, which is the polish most of you wanted to see from Essie summer 2010. Demure Vixen came in second.

Hehe, look at that teeny-tiny bottle! It's cute, isn't it? Squee. Anyway, I like this color. I like this color a lot. Before any of you ask, no, it's not a dupe for OPI Jade Is the New Black. They're not even close. Jade Is the New Black is significantly darker and more blue based. Pretty Edgy applied well. On the first coat I kind of wasn't used to the mini brush yet, so I used a pretty thin coat. I think for that reason I had to do three coats, but if you use thicker coats from the start you could probably use two. The formula was good; better than the polishes in the recent Resort collection which definitely required three to four coats in order to get rid of VNL. This little guy is pretty opaque and pigmented.

I actually don't have too much more to say about Pretty Edgy. It's nice. It's green. It's a creme. A lot of people will like it, just like a lot of people go batshit over Dominica Green (which I have heard is quite sheer). I myself never got all the hype over Dominica Green; green shimmers do nothing for me. Pretty Edgy is a nice addition to my collection, though. I can't think of any other colors that are close to it, so I'm sure that if I went dupe-hunting I'd come up short. It has a nice sort of dusty quality to it that so many spring release polishes seem to have lately.

Here's a comparison of the mini bottle to a full-sized bottle (that's Splash of Grenadine). I guess it doesn't look too small, but I think it's about one third the size.

One of the things that I don't like about OPI minis is that the name of the polish isn't on the bottom of the bottle. Essie seems to be a bit more detail oriented; she labels her minis. Thanks Essie! The obsessive collector in me appreciates that.

All in all I'd say that if you're even remotely interested in green polish--and everyone seems to be right now--run out and get Pretty Edgy for yourself. Essie has been hitting it out of the park lately and I think this little guy is a grand slam. Everyone will love it. Good application, pretty color, readily available...what's not to love? Oh, but the name. Don't fool yourself, Essie. Everyone's releasing greens right now. I wouldn't really call this one edgy. Maybe if it was puke green or something...

You know what really cheers me up in the morning? Electric Light Orchestra. Oh, and of course caffeine. I discovered that if I put Don't Bring Me Down on loop I literally cannot stop myself from dancing within like ten minutes. Like I've been trying to write this post for an hour but I keep getting up and dancing. It's a little horrifying. Do you guys have a song like that? Like where when you hear it you can't help but sing along and dance a little like a jackass? There are a few other songs that have that effect on me, too. Hey, Soul Sister by Train is my jam. And yes, I know it's overplayed but I don't listen to the radio so I don't really experience that. I just play it over and over again. It makes me happy. It's my ringtone!

Okay, enough babbling. I've got to actually get dressed and meet a friend for lunch. I was hoping we could sit outside but it looks like it's about to death storm. Thanks Cleveland. So who's planning on picking up Pretty Edgy? Can anyone think of any dupey shades? The only one that's coming to mind is Sally Hansen Xtreme Going Green, but that one has shimmer. Ah well. Lemme know in the comments what you guys think!


  1. Don't know any dupes. I need a bit of shimmer in a polish because flat cremes expose the deep ridges in my nails and I can't be faffed to get some filler. Love Edgy though.

  2. I definitely need this one

  3. Ahaha! "Don't Bring Me Down"... If that's the song I'm thinking of, that's hilarious that it gets you dancing :) BTW I love that green Essie! I'm definitely going to need that one!

  4. I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor, don't bring me down!



  5. wow i love this one it's gorgeous on you

  6. i definitely need this one! i am hoping for sun in pittsburgh, crossing my fingers

  7. I really like this green! It's very pretty. I only have neon greens and one dark green shimmer.

    Haha, for the last 2 days I've been listening to Beggar Dude by Great Big Sea over and over and over again and it makes me kind of spazz out. I heard it for the first time the other day and I lovee it.

  8. very pretty, love it!! I have been making my kids listen to the "classic" alternative station lately, so we have been rocking out to The Clash and some old school punk with crazy stuff like Dee-Lite thrown in, LOL!

  9. love this and I can't wait to see Demure Vixen on you!!

  10. This is sooo beautiful. I have Luscious Lips in a mini and it has gone really really thick to the point that I can't use it :(

  11. Love it, really unusual green - fab

  12. Pretty Edgy is definitely a winner. I've been wearing it since this morning and I love it! It's not too yellow or too blue-based. It went on great - two thin coats - and it's soooo shiny. It dried well without any top coat. It's loooovely!

  13. Ooh, it is a pretty shade! I think it might indeed be close to the SH - minus the shimmer, of course. Other than that, it's pretty unique.
    And I LOVE ELO!!! Ahh, they're awesome. Don't Bring Me Down is a HUGE moodlifter!
    Another one I love to crank and sing loudly to is "All Right Now" by Free. It's totally addicting.

  14. I'd have to say that one of the best "omgIlovethisIhavetodance!!" songs is Don't Stop me Now by Queen. Holy.carp. If that song doesn't make you want to get up and spazz out, I don't know what will. lol
    But dang if I don't want to listen to Great Big Sea now. Friggin love them too.

    Uhh, what was this post about? Your posts and comments can get so distracting sometimes, I love it! lol Oh yeah, green polish. It is a really nice green, and I love green as a colour, but I am not hugely fond of wearing them as polishes. However I do love Re-fresh Mint and always wear green polish on my birthday (St.Patrick's Day)!

  15. Oh my gosh I LOVE ELO!! Don't Bring Me Down is a classic! I think it might be stuck in my head now....Anyway, Pretty Edgy is a nice color, but I'm most excited about the coral color from this collection! I totally want the mini set. I agree with you about how annoying it is that the mini OPIs don't have labels on the bottom. I have a few from a while ago, and I have no idea what colors they are!

  16. I'm a green junkie and I will need to have this lol :) The bottle is so cute!

  17. I picked it up to day, I adore it!

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