Monday, 6 May 2013

Nail of the Day: Essie First Timer

Happy Monday, everyone! Starting a new week can be rough (why can't the weekend be more than 2 days!?) but the Monday blues are definitely remedied with loads of sunshine (the weather in Toronto has been incredible the past week) and with colourful nail polishes like the one I'm wearing here! Both are great at putting an extra spring in your (tired Monday) step :)

Essie First Timer
Today's Nail of the Day features a brand new polish in my collection that I'm totally smitten with. Essie First Timer is part of the brand's Resort Collection, which was released recently and instantly caught my attention. I'd seen First Timer featured on a couple of blogs and I knew I had to have it! It is a cheery, Springy grassy green that adds a lovely pop of colour without being over-the-top. Not quite pastel, not quite neon, totally fresh!


The name of this polish is actually quite cheeky, as it's a play on the term that newbies (or First Timers) are green. But Essie assures "Fresh. Fun. Fabulous. Try something totally unexpected like adorable newbie green nail lacquer and you'll want to do it again and again" (from Essie.com). Cheeky, indeed!


First Timer has a lovely cream finish that is nearly opaque. Two thin coats were all that was needed to obtain full coverage and rich colour. In the tube it looks slightly pastel, but on the nails (especially as you add a second coat) it becomes more of a warm, grassy lime shade. I've been wearing the polish for 4 days so far and the wear has been excellent. Only minor chipping  and the slightly shiny finish has  been maintained perfectly. I'm in love!

Here are a few more photos:




Overall, I'm so pleased with this shade! The formula is top-notch and the shade is so cheery and unique. Will definitely be a staple during Spring and Summer!

Is this a shade you'd wear? Have I tempted you with it? What are some of your favourite green nail polishes?

Thanks for reading and have a sunny Monday! xo

71 comments:

  1. I think the qualtiy of essie nail polishes is one of the best. I think this color is really pretty. My favourite at the moment is "cute as a button", although it's not green ;))

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    1. Essie polishes really are top-notch! Glad you're liking this shade and I'll definitely have to peek at Cute as a Button :)

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  2. I only recently tried Essie polishes for the first time and I am soooo impressed with them. This is definitely a colour on my wish list but I am yet to see it anywhere :( The minute I do I will be snapping it up hehe. Lovely colour and great review :)

    Elle xx
    www.bakingfashion.com

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    1. Essie really had some amazing shades and great formulas! Hope you're able to track down this shade soon! Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by! xo

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  3. It's the most perfect green!!

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    1. Thanks, Coco! I'm really loving it! xo

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  4. Lovely colour!It reminds me Ireland and St.Patrick's Day,hahah:D
    Anyway it's really cute:3
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    1. Yes, definitely is a St. Patty's like colour :) Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by! xo

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  5. Stunnin color!!


    Come and check out my blog and see what Blogger Spotligt can mean to u!
    -True

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    1. Thanks, True! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  6. Oh, I'd totally wear that color - in fact I was trying to get my hands on it in the store but they didn't have it :(. Essies are my favourite nail-polishes ever! :)

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ah, hope you can track it down soon! Essie polishes really are fantastic :)

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  7. Oh i'm really in love with this colour. It reminds me of summer and of all the good things that happen in this season of the year. :D

    www.letirose.com

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    1. Yes, that's definitely a great way to describe it! A perfect cheery, summery colour. Thanks for stopping by, Catarine! :)

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  8. ooh this is such a lovely colour - i love light green and mint nail polish shades, they're perfect for spring x
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. This really is a great shade for Spring. Thanks for the kind words, Natasha! xo

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  9. Ooh it's super pretty! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  10. I really like green colored nails and this looks very nice xx

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Maricruz! Green nails are a new thing for me, but I'm loving them! xo

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  11. I just love Essie polishes! I feel like Essie polish is the one that lasts the longest for me without chipping.

    www.ameliorerlavie.blogspot.com

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    1. Aren't Essie polishes great?! Definitely top-notch formulas. Thanks for stopping by, Lisa! xo

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  12. Love this colour... its so fresh and well invigorating! Perfect post!

    Beauty Baroness - ☮♥

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  13. I really love this colour, it's so gorgeous!! Ahh!! And now I get the name! Because I didn't understand it at first.. is this silly of me? Haha!

    http://talisbury.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww, thanks! No, I didn't get the connotation of the shade name at first either! Not just you :)

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  14. Oh my gosh!!!!! This is an AMAZING colour, ahhh love love love xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thanks, Gemma! It's definitely one of my new favourites :)

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  15. Ohh, my favorite is the turquoise and caicos but they're actually really close! Gorgeous shade!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Isa! Turquoise and Caicos is another lovely shade for sure! xo

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  16. WOW that's such an amazing colour!!! Okay I seriously want this nail polish now!!! xx


    lupusheartbeat.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Glad I've inspired you to try it! xo

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  17. Thanks for this review like always, so drawn to the color - looks pretty on you. Don't pay that much attention to the brand, but will definitely look for this color.

    xx
    5th&6th

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    1. Thanks, ladies! Yeah, I've really surprised myself at how much I've been loving green nails lately! I'm not loyal to one brand in particular, but First Timer really is a unique shade! xo

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  18. LOVE that color, it looks great on you! Thanks SO much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on my blog :)

    Hope you have a Terrific Tuesday!
    xoxo
    Crystal

    My Blog, Crystal Chizoba
    My YouTube Channel

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    1. Aww, always happy to stop by your blog. It's great! Glad you're loving this shade- thanks for visiting, Crystal! xo

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    1. Thanks so much! Definitely loving this shade for Spring :)

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  20. very nice

    I have a giveaway running on my blog, I'd love it if you entered!

    xo


    Inspirations Have I None

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    1. Thanks, Naville! Will check out your giveaway soon! xo

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  21. super pretty n emerald green is my birth stone color so of course I love it

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    1. It's my birthstone too! Maybe that's why I've been loving it lately :) Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  22. great color! looks nice on your skin


    much love from NYC

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  23. That's such a beautiful green - makes you look so tanned :D fabuloussss!!

    hollyamberrio.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. Thanks, Holly! I'm pretty pasty, so it's nice to find a shade that gives me a bit more of a glow :)

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  24. You have totally tempted me with this! I think blue and green polishes are the best and I've been looking for a green like this forever :)

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    1. Yay! Glad I tempted you with this, cus it's totally worth it! I got it at Designer Cosmetics :)

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  25. Thankyou for your beautiful comments on my blog! they always make me smile! if it was not for you guys I would not still be blogging! you make it worth while! thank you xxxx Essie nail polish are so beautiful! what a great spring green! xxx

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    1. Aww, not a problem! Your blog is lovely :) Glad you're liking this shade. Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  26. That colour is AMAZING! Such a beautiful colour for spring xx

    Blog | Cocochic
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    1. Thanks so much, Stephanie! It's one of my new favourites :)

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  27. looove that color! I just bought a similar shade from last years collection but now I want this one too of course! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Gigi! Glad I've inspired you to check this one out :)

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  28. That is such a lovely colour, i have been wearing Barry M in GreenBerry through spring which looks quite similar from the pictures :) Lovely blog x
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    1. Thanks so much! I've seen so many lovely Barry M shades featured lately and GreenBerry is definitely super cool! xo

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  29. ooh cute colour! i just want to go on an island holiday when i see that! it very much resembles the azure seas...

    xx
    www.atipsytart.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! It definitely is a warm, tropical shade! xo

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  30. wow this is such a gorgeous apple green nail polish!
    A
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    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Anthea! It's one of my new favourites for sure :)

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    1. Thanks! Green nail polish is a relatively new thing for me, but I'm loving it too! :)

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  32. i love essie - wearing the mint candy apple right now :) xx

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    1. Ooh, Mint Candy Apple is one of my faves :) Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  33. I just picked this up!! Yay! It's gorgeous!!

    Kendra

    www.beautybykendrac.com

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    1. Ooh, glad you're loving this too! Thanks for stopping by, Kendra! xo

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  34. It looks so pretty! I haven't tried any Essie nail polishes, yet.

    BeautyInsideArt

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    1. Thanks, Georgia! Essie polishes are really great- so many unique shades and the formula is top-notch. Thanks for stopping by! xo

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)