Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Polish Review

Wednesday, February 8th 2017 Nails

Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Polish - Lena Talks Beauty

Essie makes some of my absolute favourite nail polishes, and today I’m excited to show you  Essie Naughty Nautical nail polish. If you’re following me on Instagram, you may have seen it featured there. I was given this by Essie back in December, and it seemed particularly appropriate since at the time my friend Sophia and I were obsessed with watching the reality TV show Below Deck. There are plenty of naughty nautical activities on their luxury super yachts, as I watched while I painted my nails.

“Sail the sexy seas and chart a course for adventure in this shimmering, brilliant blue-green nail polish. Naughty never looked so nice”

Essie Naughty Nautical Swatch by Lena Talks Beauty

Essie Naughty Nautical nail polish needed two coats to be fully opaque and hide any ‘visible nail line’. I like the tone of the polish, as well as the shimmer. It’s not particularly apparent in this photo, but it’s very captivating in the sunshine. Nail polish posts are always kind of hard to write, but here are the main things I look for in a polish:

  • Pretty colour – goes without saying
  • Nice creamy formula, needs 2 coats is what I expect
  • Long lasting. I expect at least 5 days before I get chips
  • Good brush, bottle easy to hold

This polish passed all of my requirements, which is why I adore Essie polishes. One of the best things about Essie nail polishes are their brushes. They are wide enough to easily cover your nails with minimum streaks. I paired this polish with Orly Bonder and Glisten and Glow HK Girl top coat , but I have heard that Essie has great top coats and base coats. I’m particularly interested in trying the Essie Gel Setter top coat, since I’m always looking for ways to make my manicure last longer.

All Essie nail polishes are 3-free (DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free). In New Zealand, Essie is available from Farmers and selected pharmacies. Essie nail polishes have an RRP of $19.99. If you haven’t tried Essie polishes, you should. I know I was sent this one, and that means I’m not entirely impartial, but I have bought many of them in the past, so you can trust me!

Essie Naughty Nautical Review



  • What a fun color! I love how you review the details of nail polish (like the ease of application with regards to the brush width and the creaminess of the polish).

  • Abby Mills

    I really love Essie polishes! And this color is so pretty! I’m diggin it for spring!

  • Joanna Park

    Essie is one of my favorite brands for polishes

  • Alaina Furlong

    I’ve got the gel setter top coat, highly recommend getting it!

    I’ve gone back to getting acrylics on the regular, but when I was painting my own nails it was lasting far longer with that top coat than if I used any other!

    • Oooh I think I’ll have to then! I’ve only had acrylics once and it was done by a friend who was training so they weren’t great lol.


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