Monday, November 15, 2010

Essie Waltz

Sheer white cremes, one of my favorite nail polish colors.  It's like putting on my favorite pair of jeans.

Today, I am going to show you Essie Waltz.  This and Demure Vixen were my first  Essie purchases ever.  My only other exposure to Essie was by way of an inherited color called Moda Scoota.

As sheers go, they can be built up to opaqueness if you can stand the dry time or own a quick dry topcoat.  I personally like a little bit of visible nail line.  Although, I am not a huge fan of quick dry topcoats (future post alert), you will see them in this post.  I am going to include both swatches of 2 and 3 coats.
Essie Waltz

Base: Revitanail
Color: 2 coats Essie Waltz
Top: None

Yes it's sheer.  And I like it that way.

Same as above only slightly more close up and with a random bottle of OPI.

One reason I love sheer white cremes is because it's like a french manicure in a bottle.  Check it out, how awesome is that!

Now, you can go for another look by adding another layer.  This is also a great way to refresh your manicure.

Base: Revitanail
Color: 3 coats Essie Waltz
Top: Seche Vite

In daylight

After a third coat this color is more opaque, but still has a VNL, which again is a-okay with me!

If you have the patience for dry time or own a quick dry top coat you can further layer with glitters or whatever you please.

Same as above, but at a different angle.

Same as above, but with flash.

So there you have it.  I would love to comment on wear and such, but I have not worn this color enough to confidently come to a conclusion.  My usual rule is to go through ~1 bottle to make a fair judgment, but that would be an eternity in the nail polish blog world.  So how about 3 - 5 times.  I will let you know how it goes in the future.

Note: Today's post comes from a request from: alluring_mum from

Tomorrow: Collateral Damage ... my misadventures underground and a sad before and after :(


  1. This is a fab color. I have to admit I rarely look to Essie when scouting colors but this one's a nice sheer without the streakiness that often comes with milky-ish polishes. Win! Adding to my wishlist...

  2. I like it a lot. OPI Funny Bunny is great too, it becomes more opaque in less coats.

  3. Oh my goodness, your nails are gaw-geous! <3 And about sheer polishes, I'm a big fan, this one is a beauty!

  4. Thanks so much for the swatch :)

  5. How do you get it to apply so nicely and even? I have tried and tried and all I end up with is a streaky mess right from the first coat.