7.08.2013

NOTD: Essie Bouncer, It's Me!


Two coats of Essie Bouncer, It’s Me! from the 2013 DJ Play That Song Neon Collection. Neon Cobalt Blue.

You know the saying don't judge a book by its cover? That basically applies perfectly to Bouncer, It's Me!

Yes, the color is gorgeous {intense, vivid, electric...all of the above}; but I have never encountered such a difficult and time-consuming formula before.

To start off, the formula of this was so incredibly thin and watery. Not to mention that it was determined to pool around my cuticles.

While I used two coats of Bouncer, It's Me!; those two coats came after one coat of Essie First Base Base Coat, and one coat of Essie Blanc. After the color was applied, I used one coat of Sephora X Shine Top Coat.

That is {count them} 5 coats for 1 manicure.

Like I said, this color is gorgeous, and totally worthy of swooning; but the time it takes to perfect it is just ridiculous. I mean, seriously, who has time for a 5. coat. manicure?


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32 comments

ellie said...

Love it! Such the perfect bright blue!

ivy said...

Oh My! Very impressive. Just the color I've been looking for. Great color!

MazzyMay said...

Love it! I do love essie.

Lucy and Sarah said...

Oh, I so need to put on some nail polish now. This is lovely!

ellie's desk said...

essie is one of my favorite products. This looks so good.

Matea Saric said...

The color is really gorgeous, but 5 coats?? That's just way too much and too complicated for me :(

Alexa said...

It's so wonderfully vivid! Love it!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

5 coats really is crazy. The color is gorgeous though!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Mama Fashionista said...

Such a shame about the formula because that is a spectacular shade of blue! I'm wearing the Orange shade from Jessie's Girl's Frosted Gum Drops collection and China Glaze's whirled away on top of white on my accent nails.

Mama Fashionista said...

These gorgeous shoes, match that troublesome nail polish perfectly huh?

XxO

Rachel @ The Redhead Fashionista said...

That color is insanely gorgeous!

Natasha Gregson said...

It's a shame it takes such an effort to apply but I will say it's a beautiful colour!

Dancing Branflake said...

Lame! Who has time for that? Thanks for the review... definitely good to know for future purchases.

Rebecca said...

This color has to be one of the most amazing I have ever seen for nail polish! It may take 5 coats to get this shade but I think it is worth it! Your nails are amazing!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome mani, darling!
I am wearing Essie's Peach Daiquiri :)

xoxox,
CC

Shooting Stars Mag said...

ooh nice color. that is too long to perfect a manicure though, I agree! I would not have the time.

Britt Whit said...

wow i love this brilliant color! wish my nails were this long!

love from San Francisco,

Britt+Whit

Audrey Allure said...

Absolutely love that color!

Sherin said...

Such a vibrant colour. I love it so much.

Sara Gerard said...

Beautiful, striking color Erika!

Ewelina said...

amazing!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

My manis typically involves 4 coats - a base, 2 coats of color and then the topcoat. Yikes!


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Janet Taylor said...

Royal blue again! Love a lot!

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

Ah! Love this blue polish! I am in need of a mani/pedi and hope to get some blue toes before the day is done :) Happy Monday Erika!
xo Mary Jo

Chicago Chic said...

Omg I NEED that Essie color!!!!!!

x
Rachel

MOSAMUSE said...

nice colors!
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.MOSAMUSE.com

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What an awesome color!

Elly @ Caribbean Livingl said...

Gorgeous colour I agree, but sorry to hear it wasn't so great formula-wise. Oh well, you win some you lose some right?? Beautiful shade of blue!

Mimi said...

ohmygosh, i literally gasped out loud when i saw this color -- it's that beautiful! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth Mayce said...

You have such patience! I have this color and didn't have any problem applying the color!! It does look great though, nice work! xo

Ai Ellico Baja said...

Really stunning color, but sad isn't has great has it seems.

(^з^)-☆ Dizzy
Death-By-Dizziness.blogspot.com

Cafe Pasadena said...

These recent posts tell me blue might be your fav color!

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