October Beauty Pick: Essie Mirror Metallic Nail Polish
The Scoop: Inspired by metallic threads on the runway, Essie has come up with five trendy polishes that have high shine and long-lasting wear. The H-E-B Beauty Panel was eager to try these high fashion colors for the fall season.
- No Place Like Chrome: richly oxidized nickel
- Blue Rhapsody: heavy metal air force blue
- Nothing Else Metals: ultramodern lilac alloy
- Good as Gold: pure, rock solid classic
Reviews from the H-E-B Beauty Panel
"The metallic shine is just what I needed to dress up any outfit this season! Trendy Tip: Paint each nail a different color for a little flair on those manicured nails—perfect for the office or a night on the town!"
-Taren, H-E-B Advertising Account Manager
"I love Essie nail products and the mirror metallics did not disappoint! The colors are all so cool and super metallic. I love them all! They are all very eye-catching and sure to get noticed! Nice job Essie!"
-Tracy, H-E-B Beauty Buyer
"If you don't like metallic or frost polish on your fingers—this would be great on toes. The Penny Talk color is great for fall and would match well with any rose gold jewelry. It would also be nice for holiday timeframe—especially Good as Gold."
-Shelley, H-E-B Advertising Director
"This was the perfect pop of color for the fall and holidays. I love the warmth of the tones. The metallic shine has just a kiss of sparkle leading to glamorous manicure. The application was easy, and it lasts."
-Kelly, H-E-B Beauty Buyer
"I love these Essie mirror metallics! The color is so pretty and glides onto the nail, resulting in a very smooth coat. The color is also very reflective which is really cool. I used Blue Rhapsody on my finger nails and Penny Talk on my toes. It was phenomenal! They are unlike any other color I have in my collection."
-Emma, Teen Beauty Panelist
"I'm a fan of the Essie metallic collection—the color is perfect for the fall season. My favorite color is Nothing Else Metals. It's subtle lavender with silver reflection. The polish doesn't clump and if I'm in a hurry, I can apply one coat and still have great looking nails!"
-Nicole, heb.com Content Administrator
"The new Essie Mirror Metallics reflect fun! I'm currently wearing Penny Talk, and have to say I've received a lot of talk about the color and shine. The product appeared thick to me at first, but once I started applying, it went on smooth. It's nice knowing there is no DBP, Toluene or Formaldehyde in the products. Remember, have fun with your polish, paint one finger on each hand a different color. I chose a bold red to go with my metallic!"
-Kimberly, H-E-B Beauty Advisor
"Essie has been my go-to polish and I knew they wouldn't disappoint with the new Mirror Metallics Collection. Earlier this month by best friend was complaining about how tough it was to get a smooth application with a different brand of gold nail polish. Essie's polish was the complete opposite. It went went smoothly on my nails and had an even shine. Plus, it dried quickly."
-Jenina, heb.com Associate Online Editor
"I absolutely love the fun and exciting Essie Mirror Metallics Collection! The color goes on easy and looks even more vibrant after two coats. I found that I need a base and top coat to make the color last on my finger nails. The polish is also very easy to remove, even the bright blue!"
-Amber, H-E-B Associate Beauty Buyer
"I have always been an Essie fan, but I fell in love with their new Mirror Metallics Collection! I love the colors for fall, and painted my nails with Nothing Else Metals as soon as I could. I am usually a two-coat kind of girl, but one coat covered my nails perfectly and it dried almost instantly. Within a day of applying my polish, I received no less than five complements. Can't wait to try the other colors!"
-Cates, H-E-B Social Media Editor
"I love the color! Metallics are really hot right now. I tried Good as Gold and the color pay off is outstanding. I applied only one coat and got great coverage and it dried quickly too. Tip: I would always recommend a base and top coat to help protect your manicure."
-Judi, H-E-B Beauty Buyer
"Even my husband commented on my Good as Gold nail polish. Try this super fun shade for a glam look. I put on a top coat and the polish lasted four days before chipping."
-Sarah, H-E-B Digital Marketing Manager
"I tested the purple-metallic shade called Nothing Else Metals. I was a little disappointed because the shade came out more silver than purple, only in a certain light can you tell that it has a purple tint. However, Essie is my favorite nail polish and would never use anything else! It lasts longer than other polishes I've used and the entire Mirror Metallic collection is the perfect polish for fall."
-Missy, heb.com Online User Experience Designer
"I really liked the coverage (I only needed one coat). I also liked how quickly it dried. Good colors for the fall."
-Kristal, Guest Beauty Panelist
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