Monday, June 7, 2010

Essie Nail Polish In Forever Young Review

I am wearing Essie Nail Polish in color "Forever Young." The color is a true red that is neither cool or warm. It has a certain brightness but overall this is not a garish shade. Forever Young is a classic, vintage red that is a good staple for any vintage girl.

This .5 ounce bottle retails for about $8.00 USD. Whenever I use this polish, I apply two coats which cover nails well. I do not have any streaking or thin spots. I apply a top coat of Seche Vite and let nails dry.

If I keep my nails super short, as seen above, I find this polish will last a couple of days without any chips. However, if my nails are longer, the polish tends to rub off and chip quickly and I will need to re-do nails after three days.

Overall, Forever Young is the quintessential, 1940s red that will flatter most vintage girls. The only drawback is the easily-chipped formula. The color is pretty but the formula falls flat.

I am still on the hunt for the perfect retro red that will last longer that Essie.

Have any of you girls found that "holy grail" formula? Please share!


  1. My best kept secret for keeping nail polish on my nails is a the silk wrap base coat by ULTA. It is seriously one of the most amazing beauty products I have ever tired!

  2. Thanks for the great tip, Emily! There is an Ulta near my office. I am going to get a bottle of that base coat and give it a try!