Rated 4.57 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 1841 customers 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.
Love the Brush
Jackie from NV
As someone who bit their nails for most of their life and only recently got the hang of polishing their nails, I super approve of Expressie polishes. I've used normal Essie polish before but I like this brush better. The bristles spray out and cover more ground than most other brushes so I am able to get most if not all of my nail in fewer movements than normal. This is important in a quick dry formula because you have less time to fuss around with application. Speaking of quick dry, I really appreciate that I don't have to wait around too long to put a 2nd coat. The coverage is great, no complaints there. Not streaky or too see-through. New favorite polish!
Did Not Dry At All
Skye from Virginia
Was very hopeful when I bought this. The color was exactly what I was looking for and I l love quick drying nail lacquer.
Now a minute claim is obscenely unrealistic, but is the recommended wait time in the "How To" section. HOWEVER, I didn't expect it not to dry down at all. The first attempt I waited about 10 minutes. The second attempt I waited about 35 minutes. Neither time did it dry down at all. It budged and lifted off my nail.
Goopy at first, may need to be thinned
Maddy from Michigan
I have been looking for a golden yellow polish, and was excited to try out this formula. I purchased the shade "Don't Hate, Curate." When I first used the polish, it applied thick and goopy. I tried a gel base coat, normal nail polish base, and on my natural nails. After thinning down the polish with a few drops of 91% isopropyl alcohol, it finally cooperated. Beautiful shade!
Quick Dry but easily chips
Val from Washington
Love the polish and the color. The only thing is I do find myself having to re paint them every other day.
Beautiful Nail Color and Long Lasting!!
CGower0871 from Grapevine, TX
Two Coats and you are done... Lasts through hand washing (especially good now!!)... I have ordered more colors...
I have bought several!
Flowers from Rockford,IL
I'm using this polish instead of going for no chip polish!
Expressie is a bit of a stretch
Karina from San Diego, CA
It does dry faster than thr standard Essie polished but express is a bit of a misnomer. Chipped pretty fast as well. Probably won't buy again.
I would buy this brand again
Roxane from Nebraska
I love this brand and this color but it was so thick that it chipped the first day
Love this polish
CG from Raleigh, NC
WOW, I love this. I love having painted nails but hate the drying time. Not a problem with this stuff! And LOVE the angled brush. Agree with a previous commenter who said "Checked In" is more of a brown pinky nude, does not look iridescent at all when applied. I see all of my other polishes going in the trash, especially now that I do all my own manis and pedis.
Favorite Nail Polish
AVL8dy from SantaRosa,CA
I absolutely love the formula of this polish and how well it performs. The color is long lasting with one coat and doesn't chip as easily as some other brands of nail polish I've tried. Also, the fragrance isn't terrible either.
Will buy again: Excellent pigment, long-lasting wear
Jill098 from Irvine, CA
I went to Ulta looking for a terra cotta shade: the perfect blend of red-tan-orange-pink-brown, and I found it in this polish! It is bold enough (some shades look too nude/natural) and had easy application. It dried very quickly, even with 2 coats. The polish lasted for 10 days without chipping despite frequent use of my hands. Will buy this brand and color again!
Cate from Portland
Without a base or top coat this polish lasted for nearly a week. Stained my nails orange tho!!
I wouldn't buy this color again (Checked In)
Mrs. T from Burbank, CA
I bought "Checked In" because it looked like a pink nude in the photos (Ulta & Facebook), but I was ultimately disappointed in the color when I got it. There's no sparkle as it appears in the photo and the color looks brown, not pink. It's not a bad color, but it's a little dark for my fair skin and not what I was looking for.
Meets All Expectations
UrbanLady from Oklahoma
What more may I say other than the colors are gorgeous and the brush is perfect imo. All other previous purchased polishes are going to the curb or will be donated.
Love the concept, did not love the execution
kellycorey210 from Rhode Island
I purchased two shades, cold brew crew and buns up. I am a huge fan of essie nail polish, especially the gel couture collection. I wanted to try this formula out for those days where I needed to dry my nails quickly. The polish did dry quickly as advertised but I was disappointed in how even more quickly the polish chipped. It claims to not need any base or top coat but I used them anyways the second time I used them but even then the polish chipped the day I painted my nails.
Nice color dries fast
AnjiP from Hammond IN
Nice rich color, dries fast, seems to be long lasting. The new angled brush is a little weird to use.
So easy to use
lgd from Wisconsin
I don't usually write reviews but I really love this nail polish! It makes the process of painting your nails so much easier that I can actually see myself doing it regularly now. The brush is really nice, it picks up just the right amount of product. Also it really does dry faster than regular polish so you don't need to sit around for ages while it dries. It's not like it's instant, but it's definitely much quicker. I plan on buying more of these. I hope they keep making them!
I would buy again
Sam from Philadelphia
Love the brush
GlamGran from NC
This polish goes on easily and looks beautiful for an entire week when I choose to take it off and change it.
I love the quick drying time as I never get smudges like with regular polish
Thick Formula - Super Matte Colors
Jenmcc from Huntington Beach, CA
I was not happy with how thick this formula is. I tried 2 colors and 1 of them, Crop Top, looked like I put White Out on my nails. It was not smooth or high gloss. I bought these because they boast quick dry, which is true. However the quality of the color is horrible. The other color I bought had kind of a shimmer so I kept it. I like Essie because of the lack of harsh chemicals but all of their formulas could be improved. They need to make the lacquer more consistent. I find myself putting on 3 coats for some colors.
Very satisfied with this product
Teacher7 from Virginia
Have purchased two different colors and very happy with both
Abby from Riverview, FL
Gave myself a pedicure. Polish looked so horrible I took it off!