Essie No Place Like Chrome

I’m in love with this polish, y’all! I spotted the Essie Mirror Metallics display at CVS on Saturday and have been wearing it ever since. I even tweeted a picture of it from the pool last night.

No Place Like Chrome is a gorgeous metallic or foil silver/chrome. It’s too pretty to put into words! The end result is gorgeous but getting there is a bit of work. I don’t have particularly problematic nails and even still the application was not perfect. A ridge filler wouldn’t be a bad idea for anyone before applying this polish.

The formula itself is great, which is good since the thinner the coats the better the final result will be. I used 2 coats on most nails, though there were a couple I used 3 coats. The polish dries pretty quickly and I’ve also found it wears incredibly well.

Funky Fingers Edward’s Volvo  is the only other true silver metallic I have in my collection. As you can tell from the swatch, it relies heavily on glitter and microglitter which is not the case with the Essie Mirror Metallics.

As always there are more swatches below the jump. And make sure to check out Katie’s post on Penny Talk that is also from this collection!

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35 thoughts on “Essie No Place Like Chrome

  1. beachgal12 says:

    Your photos of this shade look sharper, less streaky than the other blog that showed all the shades of this collection today. Have to say I really was hoping this collection would have super CLEAR metallics similar to the amazing silver we saw for 2000 released and gone in seconds from China Glaze. I will have to see these in person to decide if I really need them – I am typically not a fan if metallics look frost like at all. Oddly the name of this collection is the SAME name Nails Inc just came out with for a collection they have!

    • I did a second manicure of this polish just today and did a bit more prep work and it looks even better (I’ll probably post pictures over on FB….). But no matter what this isn’t going to be a super clear metallic. That being said….no one can tell it’s not when they’re just looking at your nails!

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  4. […] to give the manicure a bit of bling so I reached for my favorite silver metallic of the moment, Essie No Place Like Chrome. To draw the Eiffel Tower I used LA Colors Art Deco in black and that was […]

  5. […] Jessica’s look I used OPI Italian Love Affair as a base then free handed the half circle with Essie No Place Like Chrome. The key to this manicure is not to make the half circle too big. About a third of the nail works […]

  6. […] I used 3 coats and still had bald spots and a visible nail line. Maybe I’m just spoiled by Essie’s No Place Like Chrome but this just didn’t look metallic on the […]

  7. […] did a post on Essie No Place Like Chrome back in July and had nothing but good things to say about the color and formula, […]

  8. […] incident, so I apologize!). I didn’t wear this glitter on it’s own, I wore it over Essie No Place Like Chrome and I got SO many compliments! The girl ringing me up at the grocery store told me she loved my […]

  9. […] I used OPI Light My Sapphire, for Panthers blue I used OPI Ogre the Top Blue and for silver I used Essie No Place Like Chrome. I decided to add a football, which is similar to the football from my Football Tips manicure, on […]

  10. […] glitter but for some reason I never gave it a try. I decided to layer Speak When Spoken To over Essie No Place Like Chrome because I had such great luck with layering Lex Cosmetics Acroiris over it. I ended up loving the […]

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  12. […] Red Red and a big lemming of mine: L’Oreal Jet Set to Paris. For the accent nail she used Essie No Place Like Chrome topped with Love & Beauty Tinsel Town. The vote box took center stage in her Rock the Vote […]

  13. […] this manicure I did all my nails Go Overboard except my ring finger which I used Essie No Place Like Chrome as a base. After letting the nail polish completely dry I dipped a cocktail straw into the […]

  14. […] this manicure I did all my nails except my ring finger with wet n wild megalast Disturbia. I used Essie No Place Like Chrome on my ring finger then used the largest of my DIY dotting tools to make large purple polka dots […]

  15. […] manicure. I was already wearing JulieG Sunset Kiss so I decided to just add an accent nail. I used Essie No Place Like Chrome and then topped it with OPI Spark de […]

  16. […] Essie No Place Like Chrome: I feel like I talked about this polish constantly the second half of the year! This was released in July as part of Essie’s Mirror Metallics collection and ever since then it has been a constant on my nails whether on its own or in nail art. To wear on this polish it does take a bit of prep work but using this tip makes things alot easier. This was by far the most diverse nail polish in my collection this year. I used it in no less than 13 manicures since its release. […]

  17. […] it quite a bit over the summer and I see this bottle getting quite a work out for months to come. No Place like Chrome earned it’s spot on Alli’s Top 10, and Good as Gold earned it’s way into my […]

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  19. […] Using one of my DIY dotting tools I added polka dots with Essie No Place Like Chrome. […]

  20. […] been wanting to use Essie No Place Like Chrome as the base for a polka dot manicure for a while. So I applied No Place Like Chrome and was kind of […]

  21. […] ended up loving this polish so much I used it as an accent nail with Essie No Place Like Chrome. The combo was amazing! There are swatches of that manicure, along with additional swatches of […]

  22. […] wanted to do a similar manicure to the one I did with JulieG Blueberry Fizz and use Essie No Place Like Chrome as an accent nail in an attempt to bring out the glitter. I couldn’t find my bottle of No […]

  23. […] decided to try manually placing the glitter with a toothpick over Essie No Place Like Chrome. While the bubbles are obvious in the swatches I didn’t even notice the bubbles until I […]

  24. […] far as my nails I’m just kind of stuck. I was thinking of perhaps doing a manicure with Essie No Place Like Chrome but that’s a bit boring. If I swap out the shoes I can do a fun leopard print or even some […]

  25. […] then blue scallops. I think it looks a bit retro. Polishes used: Sally Hansen Diamond & Rubies, Essie No Place Like Chrome, Ulta Snow White, L’Oreal Jet Set to […]

  26. […] stop staring at my nails! Then that night when I was going out I added an accent nail with Essie No Place Like Chrome and wore a leopard print dress. It was […]

  27. […] always wanted to try it with a metallic polish so of course I picked my go to metallic polish, Essie No Place Like Chrome, to give it a whirl. I started out with Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle in Gorgeous Grape (another […]

  28. […] of trying Peak of Chic over a light blue (like Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams) or a silver (like Essie No Place Like Chrome). If you have any suggestions/thoughts please let me […]

  29. […] and Shove is from OPI’s Gwen Stefani collection and one I knew I HAD to have. I adore Essie No Place Like Chrome and Push and Shove looked to be similar. I was also intrigued by the fact that OPI was selling Push […]

  30. […] very me color. It’s a super metallic chrome. This is very similar to OPI Push & Shove and Essie No Place Like Chrome but doesn’t have quite the same finish. The finish on Frost doesn’t have a mirror […]

  31. […] to Essie No Place Like Chrome I have been truly addicted to silver, metallic finish polishes for a couple of years now. So, of […]

  32. […] new polishes; Summit of Style and Rock at the Top. The others are, Set in Stone (Luxeffects 2011), No Place Like Chrome, Good as Gold, Penny Talk (Mirror Metallics 2012). Essentially what essie has done here is produce […]

  33. […] But silver is much more fun to wear. This fall’s silver’s are less metallic (think essie No Place Like Chrome) and more shimmery (like Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Buffalo Nickle). essie included a silver in their […]

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