Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer
Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer

Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “self-assured aqua azure.” It’s a brightened, light-medium blue with a hint of aqua in it with a cream finish. The color reminds me of swimming pools! OCC Pool Boy is bluer but was the only possible dupe I could think of.

This was a little streaky on the initial coat, and the second covered and smoothed out the majority of the polish, but there were a couple places I could see issues with at a distance. It was mostly opaque after two coats, except where the streaks were not covered entirely. The polish itself was somewhat thick, so it was a bit harder to control the thickness to get even coats of the shade. The drying time was slightly longer than average due to the thicker consistency. I typically get a week of wear out of Essie’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

P.S. — And if my bottle looks tiny, it’s because I bought the mini version since you and I both know I’ll never finish a full-sized bottle so I thought the minis would suffice for review purposes! :)

Essie Nail Lacquer In the Cab-ana
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
86%

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Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer
Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer

Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer
Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer

Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer
Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer

Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer
Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer

Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer
Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer

Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer
Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer

Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer
Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer

Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer
Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer

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Based on 13 Reviews, 142 Quick Reviews

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The Good
  • Easy To Apply (66)
  • Just Right (50)
  • Long-wearing (45)
  • Great Value (42)
  • Glossy (29)
  • Travel-friendly (6)
  • Creamy (2)
  • Spreads Easily (1)
The In-Between
  • Highly Pigmented (53)
  • Buildable (24)
  • Thin (18)
  • Sheer (9)
  • Thick (9)
The Bad
  • Streaks (11)
  • Chips Easily (10)
  • Hard To Apply (6)
  • Watery (5)
  • Stains (3)
  • Pools (3)
  • Bubbles (1)
  • Goopy (1)