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 1573 customers Best nail Polish ever
Misha from Charlottesville
My favorite polish. Two coats dry in less than 5 minutes. The colors are amazing. The brush makes it easy to make your nails look like a pro did them
Not an Even Coat
Becka from Cerritos
It does dry quickly so I'm happy with that, however, the angled brush sucks and leaves a streak whenever I paint my nails with it. I don't know what material the brush is made out of but it's super thick and rough.
A good nailpolish
Mikaelah from MI
I enjoyed this nail polish because it was a beautiful color and dried quickly, which is great especially when you're pressed for time. The reason I gave it three stars is because it was decently sheer and needed multiple coats. Initially it looked beautiful after being applied, but after a couple of hours it lost its shine for the most part. I will still continue using this nail polish, but it didn't blow me away.
Chips a Lot
Frances429 from San Jose, CA
Purchased this polish because I've used Essie before and never had issues with their polish. This one chips easily. In fact, I had to re polish my nails every two days. I am throwing it away. Disappointing but, I can't keep polishing my nails that frequently.
Dries fast but...
Chris Beach from Berlin, MD
I bought this to try a quick dry nail polish and am impressed with it in that regard. Super quick to dry but I hadn't even had my nails painted 2 days before they were all chipped up. As a disclaimer, I am rough on my nails but I was expecting the polish to hold up better than it did.
Chipped in one day
Susie from Cranston Rhode Island
I liked the color but it started chipping after one day. Had to remove it by day 3.
Trish162 from Bethpage NY
I bought a bottle because I was intrigued at the "dries in one minute" claim. I took it to my nail salon and had my nail tech use it for my manicure. She didn't use a base coat, treating it like a gel polish, but did use a regular top coat. It's now 4 days later and I'm thrilled. It's as glossy and unscuffed as the day I had my manicure done. Edges are perfect too. I highly recommend this polish.
Colors become darker after they dry
Molly from Phoenix
I really like the regular Essie formula so I decided to try these. I'm do not like these. The colors look vibrant and pretty when you first apply it. After they dry they become darker and look muddy. I bought 6 different colors. The only one is kept is the grey one because I don't mind if it is darker but all the others are not good. It is a thick formula that's takes just as long to dry as the regular formula so they aren't quick drying either. This is a pass. Unfortunately
Beautiful color but terrible duration
kecpa from Galveston, TX
It started chipping the day after I got my professional manicure. Before two days had passed, the chipping was so bad that I had to remove the polish.
Loved it !
Stephh from San Jacinto, Ca
Love the color 'precious cargo-go' ! I ended up getting 6 more in fall like colors !
Carski from Chicago
This is the sloppiest nail color I've ever used. Tried twice, went all over my cuticles. Went in the garbage.
Great nail polish
Shells from Dallas, TX
Did exactly as I had read. Dries so quickly. My coverage didn't last 9 days as I had read, but I did not put on a top coat.
Great nail polish and color!
Jackie from Los Angeles
I love this nail polish. Dried super quick and only needed one coat. The color is great for fall!
Chris from Chicago
I have been wanting this color for so long. I finally got it bc I am not going to nail salons anymore. It is so thick and gloppy. Nothing I do made it apply smoothly. In addition, after 10 min, it is very obviously still wet. Super disappointing for the price tag and claims. Love Essie, but really not happy with this formula.
I would not buy this product again.
Di from GA from Atlanta, GA
This Essie polish is a pretty color. It did try very quickly. An add I saw said it would last 9 days. I only put it on my fingernails and I'm sad to say, it started to chip the day after I used the polish. Only 3 of my nails kept the polish on well and the others all chipped so badly I had to remove it. I wish this would have worked as I can't go to the nail salon due to the Covid-19 virus and I was hoping this was my answer to a beautiful finish that lasted. Maybe on the toes it would stay on 9 days, but with frequent washing of hands this will not last more than a day.
SD from Cali
It's a nice and beautiful color but it's not pigmented. You would think that the nail polishes over $5 are pigmented but not this one. Still like it though.
Heather from 78501
Sally Hansen is better in my opinion. I'll pass.
I will buy this product again.
Grandma from Monterey
very happy with this nail polish dries quickly.
I love this polish
Rachel from Woodstock Georgia
I used this on my toes and it's amazing
shoppers guilt from hi
Great polish. Make sure to apply a top coat
I love Essie's Expressie nail polishes!
Kat from Sacramento, ca
Great colors, fast drying, and overall great product! I think I buy a new one every week.
Karly from Olathe, KS
The perfect nail polish. Only takes 2 coats for even coverage and dries very quickly, you can be done within 10 minutes. Without a topcoat it tends to chip faster, but i use the essie gel-like top coat and it lasts forever. The top coat also dries quickly. I wish they would make more expressie colors because it is my favorite polish ive ever used.
Did not stay on nails for more than a few hours...
#donotbuy from Minnesota
Did not stay on nails for more than a few hours...
Beautiful fall color
Kate from Michigan
I love this nail polish! I have tried other colors before, but this one is my new favorite. It is the perfect color for fall. The color description is perfect for it.
Lives Up To Its Name
Katie from VA
Expressie does what it claims it will being fast-drying, and it has an amazing flat and wide brush that covers my entire nail in one sweep. The only weird thing is it pulls up already dry color underneath, but I'll likely repurchase.