I’m going to be the first to say, I’ve never been an Essie girl. For the longest time I was exclusively OPI and more recently I’ve been extremely loyal to Formula X because of their System. But there I was at Target the other day after a long week and I said screw it, TREAT YO SELF and I bought myself this gorgeous pinky salmon coral color called Cute As A Button. I’m normally a bright in your face red type of woman but I’ve been really into pinks lately as we get closer and closer to the end of summer.
I hadn’t used my System with any polish besides Formula X so I was interested to see if it was going to hold up the same. I painted my nails on a Thursday with the System (cleanser, nail strengthener, primer, Essie polish and top coat) and my nail polish lasted through Tuesday. After six days I only had ONE chip. To be honest, the only reason I ended up taking it off was because I wanted a change of color. This stuff is the REAL DEAL people and I will never do my nails again without it. At the same time, it’s nice to know I can still use the System with other brands of polish. If you’re looking for a fun end of summer nail color, Cute As A Button is your girl.