Some moments are about celebration. When certain milestones happen in life, people have their own unique ways of celebrating them. It might include a dinner out with friends or a full day of family time. It might mean splurging on a designer handbag or adding a sparkly piece of jewellery to your collection. For me? It all comes down to beauty products. When I was promoted at work a few months back, my husband picked up a nail polish from Essie. It was part of their Celebrating Moments collection. The collection included shades like Birthday Girl, Mani Thanks, Nailed It!, Sheer Luck, and The Best-Est. The name of the nail polish shade my husband bought for me was Congrats! It is a sparkly confetti glitter nail polish shade - and it certainly stands out. Find out how Celebrate looks, the quality of the formula, and most importantly how long it lasts.
Review: Essie Nail Polish Celebrating Moments (Congrats)
Okay, first thing is first. The colour. Though there are more neutral shades in this specific collection, Congrats is all about sparkle and glitter. (And if you know anything about me then you know I adore all things glitter.) This has a grey glitter base with pops of confetti colour, which are largely blue and purple. Despite being a glitter polish, it doesn't take much to achieve a completed look. There are many nail polishes in my collection that require at least four coats to achieve a full glitter finish. This particular polish from Essie takes just one coat. I was happily surprised by this! You can certainly do two coats if you feel the needs but it really only requires one.
The thicker consistency makes application quick and easy. Just one coat to sparkle and shine! I like to apply a clear top coat over top since glitter polishes tend to be a little drier (which can lead the polish to chip or flake of prematurely). However, this step is optional. If you need a quick glitter nail polish look that will dry fast...one coat of Congrats would work well. Otherwise, a top coat will add to the longevity. In terms of appearance, this is a winner. When it comes to the quality, it is also impressive. As for the wear time....it will depend on whether you wear it alone or with a clear top coat over top. When I wore it (with the top coat) it lasted for about a week before it started to chip. Pretty impressive, if you ask me!
All in all, this is a really solid nail polish. The quality is fantastic and the finished look is dazzling. It would be suitable for a wide array of special occasions. Whether you want to add a little pizzazz to a birthday look, want to sparkle at a wedding, or feel like celebrating....Congrats is a fabulous choice.
Rating: 5 / 5
Have you tried this nail polish shade? Are you a fan of Essie?