Essie Lady Like (the original!)

When Essie’s Fall 2011 collection  began to hit stores Katie and I had a conversation that went something like this:

Katie: I got Essie Lady Like today!

Alli: Really? I’ve had that polish for ages. I’m surprised they still make it.

Katie: There’s no way…this polish is from the new collection.

Turns out I have had Essie Lady Like for ages….it’s just a different Lady Like! My Lady Like is a black label Ulta exclusive from Essie’s Fall 2007 Glamour Girl collection. It is a really gorgeous red leaning plum with a ton of shimmer. While the color is gorgeous the application is a pain! The formula is rather thin. I used 3 coats on most nails, though some I ended up using 4. Even with a fast drying top coat (I used inm Out the Door which I love!) this polish takes forever to dry!

Obviously Essie does not make this polish anymore. Despite the color being gorgeous, the application issues make this polish not worth it, in my opinion.

There is a macro shot below the jump!

 

 

What do you think?