Essie The Girls Are Out & Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer
Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer

Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, fuchsia pink with soft white/silver sparkle suspended in it. It almost looks like a jelly finish, but it wasn’t completely squishy-looking. The color was fully opaque after two coats were applied. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so the polish flowed easily over the nail without streaking or bubbling.  I normally get a week of wear out of Essie’s formula with minor tip wear. Dior Bahia (667) is lighter. NARS Ratin Jot is similar but a cream finish. L’Oreal Members Only is warmer. China Glaze Beach Cruise-r is cooler-toned–more magenta. Essie Bossa Nova is darker, more fuchsia. See comparison swatches.

Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a soft, light-medium lavender with subtle cool undertones and a subtle white pearl. The consistency on this shade was slightly thick, and it didn’t level out for me, so it looked a little streaky and uneven after two coats. I tried applying this a few different ways from using thinner coats to using one thin, one thicker, and then two more medium coats, but the results were all rather similar. I normally get a week of wear out of Essie’s formula with minor tip wear. Zoya Julie is lighter. Essie She’s Picture Perfect is darker, cooler-toned. Essie Nice is Nice is slightly pinker. Essie Bangle Jangle is more muted. See comparison swatches.

Essie Nail Lacquer The Girls Are Out
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
Essie Nail Lacquer Full Steam Ahead
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
82%

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Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer
Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer

Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer
Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer

Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer
Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer

Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer
Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer

Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer
Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer

Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer
Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer

Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer
Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer

Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer
Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer

Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer
Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer

Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer
Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer

Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer
Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer

Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer
Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer

Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer
Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer

Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer
Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer

Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer
Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer

Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer
Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer

Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer
Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer

Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer
Essie Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer

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