Rated 4.54 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Very impressed!
I received the Expressie Air Dry nail polish as a free product from PINCHme for my honest review.
I have to say that I was very skeptical at first. When I get a manicure at the nail salon with regular nail polish, the polish only lasts 24 hours before chipping off so I wasn't expecting much from this Expressie Air Dry nail polish....boy was I happily wrong! I wash my hands A LOT, I hate dirty hands and touching public things so I wash my hands as often as possible. I put the Expressie Air Dry nail polish on on Friday and I didn't start seeing minor/very minimal chipping til Tuesday so that made me super happy considering that all nail polish (except gel) has never survived 24 hours on my nails. Now their claim is that the polish is fast drying. So many others claim that but I've never experienced it because the others that say they're fast drying really are dried to a tacky/impressionable stage. I find the others still take quite a bit to FULLY dry. Well NOT Expressie Air Dry nail polish. Here's how fast the Expressie Air Dry nail polish FULLY dried. I painted 1 coat on my right hand and immediately started painting 1 coat on my left hand. When I was done with the 1st coat on my left hand, my right hand was FULLY DRY! I touched it, rubbed it and the polish was solid on my nails. I'm VERY impressed. I applied my 2nd coat first on my right hand then my left and noticed that it took a smidge longer to fully dry after the 2nd coat but still way faster than the others. The product is not runny and thin like other nail polish, it has a slight thickness so depending on how well you do with your 1st coat, you can get away with only doing one instead of two. I'll definitely start doing my own nails again. I also liked how easy and clean the nail polish came off with nail polish remover. Usually I'm left with streaks that I have to work at to get off but not with this nail polish. I'm VERY happy with Expressie Air Dry nail polish and look forward to trying other colors.
Most Helpful Critical Review Pluses and minuses
I love Essie nail enamels, but really nothing lasts more than a day or two because I'm not very kind to my hands. I garden a lot and frequently with no gloves so mostly I just wear a clear nail strengthener. This means I do not waste money on a professional manicure (pedicures are another story) nor do I like to spend a lot of time doing my own nails. I just used this for the first time, so I don't know how it will last, but my expectations are not high. I did feel like I had to work quite fast and the polish did not flow onto my nails like regular Essie polishes, but the Essie brush definitely helps with application.. Since it does not flow as fluidly, I feel it it is not as smooth as regular polish, but it also is not as high a gloss so that helps minimize the fact that my nails are not gassy smooth. I think this product will be ideal for a quick manicure for when I want my nails to look nice for a special occasion.
Reviewed by 1780 customers Great
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Aunt Bren from Houston, TX
I was looking for something different and picked this polish for the color. I was (pleasantly) surprised that it was quick-drying! Before I could screw the top back on the bottle, all 10 nails were dry! And to add to my surprise, this polish lasted for days without chipping or wearing at the edges! What a fantastic find; I'll be telling my friends about this one!!
Easy, no mess application!
Megan D from Irvine, CA
I love painting my own nails...it is weirdly meditative for me, but I ALWAYS mess it up. I never wait long enough for my nails to dry, so I'm always smudging, smearing or denting my freshly painted nails. I've tried other quick dry polishes, but they last about 2 seconds before they chip. This stuff is great! My mani dried quickly, and 3 days later they look just as good as they did the second I finished them. 3 days may not seem like a long time, but usually at this point I'm chipping like crazy. Very happy with this impulse buy!
best polish i've tried
hsss00 from usa
this stuff dries jn about a minute or less per coat. i was so impressed with it! i wish they offered more colors but it's definitely worth the price. it also helped with my allergies. this formula is actually vegan and free of chemicals that are in the original formula which made a huge difference. 100% recommend trying!
Amy from Tennessee
I love it so much!
Does try quick... and chips quick
Rachel K from Lancaster PA
I have now gotten two of these nail polishes. At first I was pretty excited because I loved the application and that I had almost zero wait time! I was reading through comments and I read that it was a messy application. I didn't notice that too much- it wasn't as easy as some of my other favorites but definitely not unmanageable.
Although, the more I kept using this polish the more I noticed that it would begin chipping in a matter of hours at times! I even use a decent base coat and top coat and it still chipped! I definitely would not write this off because I love the initial finish and that I can paint them and just move on with my day!
I had my friend use them and she said that she is so impatient for her nails to try that she doesn't mind that it chips quickly. I think this nail polish is for those that like to paint and move on but for those wanting a long lasting paint job this is NOT the polish for you!
Did not work for me
Gussey from MA
This did not work as advertised for me. It took much LONGER to dry! In fact it is still soft - never really hardened.
A true quick dry nail polish!
Grace from United States
Dries extremely fast, and looks gorgeous! My only complaint is that after around four days of wear it starts to peel off a bit.
Great colors, difficult applicator
akzabs from NY
I paint my own nails, and the applicator is too long and hard to control. It makes me put too thick layers on that take longer to dry and can be uneven. However, the color selection is amazing.
Jackie from Columbus
This nail polish is incredible!! I was always an OPI girl but don't have time for the base coat, 2 color coats, top coat business. This polish is perfect if you want quick color and like to change your mind a lot. I can get a solid 5 days out of this before chips which I think is great for standard polish!! I painted them before bed, gave them 15 minutes, and voila!! Pretty nails for Christmas with easy touch ups if I need it.
I love it!
Mrs. Holly from Atlanta, Georgia
This polish is great! I plan on ordering more colors. It brushes on nicely and evenly, and it does dry quickly.
mmgarday from 44035
This polish goes on smoothly and lasts well. I've always been a fan of Essie, and this is a great quick-dry formula. This Breaking the Bold color is a bit too remenescient of the 80s.
Dries in a flash
fmkshop from Cherry Hill NJ
Loved the color and it went on quite nicely. I bring my own nail color to the salon (multiple reasons-even before Covid). It did chip after 3 days, but I was able to touch up without problems and make the mani last another 2 days. It didn't make it the whole week, so I did not give it 5 stars.
Mom from Columbus, OH
Having tried other quick dry polishes in the past, was hesitant to purchase. However, I think this will be my new one-and-only polish going forward. It really did dry fast with no dents/scratches with activity after. It was also very shiny, not the dull look of some quick dry polish. Put it on Friday, did a touch up Monday and didn't see signs of beginning chips until Wednesday. IMO, you can't beat that for a quick paint job at home that you could put on right before going out.
I would buy this product again
Julie from Missouri
Love the color and dries quickly!
Dries out immediately
Laurin from wisconsin
I have had the polish for less than 2 months and it has already dried out completely (even though I close it tightly every time).
Alicia from Philly
Dries fast! And lasts a long time. Hope they make more colors
lovethisstuff from Georgia, USA
Purchased one of these 2 weeks ago and loved it so much I bought another yesterday. It dries SO. QUICKLY. Incredible. Love the larger brush, too.
JJ the Great from Louisiana
I am in love with this polish! I love the look of
a smooth opaque cream polish but have the hardest time with air bubbles on my nails no matter how many tips & hacks I try. This eliminates the problem! I already have 5 bottles. In a Flash Sale is stunning on fair skin! It's more expensive that I'd like, but in my opinion it's worth it. I haven't really had a problem with chipping either, although I very rarely have the same mani for over 5 days. The colors are very off beat and unique but I do suggest watching real time color swatching on YouTube before purchasing as the color swatches online are off. Overall, my new favorite! Wonderful product!
Totally Worth it
Jen from New Jersey
Already had polish strips on the other nails, it kept falling off one nail et. Bought the polish for a quick dry and good finish. Right on the money. I'm in love with the color even more!
Love the color, not worth the price
Ycx from Oregon
I loved the color, once I applied it, it dried super fast. The downside is that a few hours after applying the polish, it chipped. I used a base coat and a topcoat too. Not worth the price.
Will buy again and again
AnjiP from Hammond IN
I am loving the new essie fast drying polishes! The colors are rich, application is smooth and it seems to last forever.
Great coverage and dries fast!
Cookie from Allen, TX
I get long lasting wear with this polish and a gel top coat.
Great quick polish
OhioStephanie from OH
I'm a big fan of the Essie Expressie polishes. They dry really quickly (no dreaded hair marks after sleeping) and wear well for quick dry polish. It's definitely not the same as a real manicure, but it's the best quick dry formula I've found. The color is great for fall.
Ck713 from Syracuse, NY
Got shade Now or Never. This nail polish is great for people like me who just can't seem to wait long enough for their nails to dry, it's super quick! Chips more easily than the regular Essie polishes. 2 coats for a nice black