Monday, May 16, 2016

Essie Off Tropic

 purchased by me 

Could this possibly be the first Essie review I've posted on here?  Really?  I swatched a couple from last year's fall collection, but the light was bad so the colors were off and I never posted the photos.  They the whole Starry Starry Night "reissue" rigmarole happened.  I bought it at full price and I'm kinda furious at them because it's bullshit and they're liars...but more on that some other time.  Just when I was considering taking an Essie break because of the lies they told about SSN, they go and release this...

Off Tropic is a deep blue-green cream.


There was NO WAY that I wasn't gonna buy this.  Essie can still go bite one, but...man is this gorgeous!  It's got their usual runny formula, but it builds well.  It kinda goes everywhere though.  Combine that with the deep color and...well...you can see for yourself.  This is two coats.

It's a color so nice I sorta bought it twice.  I found Color Club Artsy Craftsy in a clearance bin at Bed Bath & Beyond just days before swatching Off Tropic.

Artsy Craftsy on ring

Artsy Craftsy might be the hintiest hint darker.  Maybe.  It has Color Club's thicker cream formula, which I prefer.


Bottom line: If you like Essie's thin formula, get Off Tropic.  For a thicker formula, get Color Club Artsy Craftsy.  The colors are pretty much identical.


I'm still planning on swatching and ranting about the reissued "Starry Starry Night".  Such bullshit.  Very angry.  Much wow.

 all products in this post were purchased by me 

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