Rated 4.49 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 1671 customers High end and compares to OPI
Laura from NY
This is not clumpy. Im a nail polish snob i would say and I love OPI but this one hits it out of the park. I have multiple colors I find that it applies very easy and it is not clumpy in anyway so I don't know what these other people are talking about maybe they got a bad product. This nail polish is way better than the original Essie. Expressie was on my hands for a week and did not tip or have soft spots where you could see my fingerprint on it. I have three young kids so I'm constantly washing my hands and sanitizing in this stuff lived up to the hype trust me and buy it
hoppy and horrible brush
Jule from San Antonio
I mean yes, it does dry very fast so that's nice. but the brush is really big and the bristles stick out in all directions. The nail polish itself is hoppy and really hard to get smooth. How did they get this so wrong?
I would not buy this product again
Kris from Waterbury
Needed for an Event and it chipped before I could get there
LC from De
The worst polish I've ever used. Dries on the brush before you can even apply so all you get is a goopy streak. Brush was angled for whatever reason I cannot understand, but does not help the situation. Dries so matte it's awful.
Did I like it? Not so much...
SoCalNana from OC, CA
Dried fast as promised, but formula is clumpy and thick!
Not a fan
505212 from NYC
The brush is huge and makes it impossible not to paint most of your hand upon application. The formula is quite goopy and inconsistent. Major fail.
SO CLUMPY HORRIBLE FORMULA
Sarah from Malibu, CA
normally like Essie nail polish but it dries down too fast. after one swipe you cannot do another without it looking horrible.
I will never buy this product again
Grace from Austin, TX
I'd like to return the product but not sure it can be returned
My go to lately
Tam from NY
The ease of it's application is what offsets the durability of it. Admittedly, I'm extremely rough on my nails; especially with covid regulations, I'm washing my hands constantly and using a lot of drying sanitizers.
So it only lasts me two days before I need to remove it, but that's honestly fine because it's soooo easy to take on and off. I take off the polish as part of my night routine and then put on a fresh coat in the mornings while I drink my coffee literally 15 minutes before I leave for work. It's completely dry and good to go by the time I grab my keys and head out the door.
I wish it lasted longer than 2 days, but it being a one swipe and done kind of product makes up for that. I might try a gel coat on top and see if that helps with the durability.
Essie never fails
Jen Jen from Idaho
I love how long the color stays and I'm quite rough on my nails. I've been looking for a deep brown like this one for awhile and glad I found it; it's professional and classy.
Cute color but streaky
Sunny from San Antonio
The color busy beeline can be somewhat streaky in spots even after 2nd coat. 3 coats is too much for me. I have an orange color that does not leave streaks. Would not recommend this particular color
Love Essie but do not like Expressie
KAL from Des Moines, IA
Essie is my go to nailcare line and my favorite when it comes to quality and color but I found this particular product hard to work with. It's thick consistency did not allow me to get a nice thin smooth coat of polish on my nailbed. I either had thin streaky coats or too thick coats that didn't want to dry. I won't purchase Expressie again but still love the brand.
Elisabeth from Braselton, GA
This product works just as it is advertised. I love it because it is easy to apply and it dries quickly. I use it on my natural nails and I am enjoying the results.
Goopy dries before you can get smooth coverage
no goes it from ca
Disappointed and returned mine. The moment the brush leaves the bottle the product turns thick and is difficult to lay down a thin, shiny coat. Goops up too fast, although as the product promises, it dries quickly, too quickly. Can not work with this and I polish my nails in three strokes.
Mette from Fairfax
Dries quickly, but the formula is wretched and difficult to work with. Streaky and doesn't get better after multiple coats. Hard to work with, and everything seizes after the first stroke of the brush.
I also HATE the Stop, Drop and Crop Top color. After drying it blends in with my skin and looks weird. Was hoping to dupe it for OPIs Bubble Bath. Beware with this one.
Texas shopper from San Antonio, Tx
This is a beautiful pink that goes with everything. I wear daily. Base coat under. Top coat over color.
Really Fast Drying
MA from Lake Wales, FL
There are good colors, & it really is as advertised fast drying nail Polish. I love it!
Good polish, not opaque, glass shatters
LeeMD from SC
Fast drying polish, but does require multiple coats (I did 3 of the mint) for perfect opaqueness. The brush is wide, I found it easy enough to use. I'm on day 3 no chips. However... the glass bottle is very woof. I am a little clumsy, I sometimes drop things usually NBD. These shatter.
annabanana from Illinois
No big complaints. Nice color payoff. Dries quickly? Not compared to other polishes of Essie or OPI, My only gripe is the weird brush. It's somewhat crooked. Not sure if it's on purpose or a defect. Made application a little challenging.
Yes, I would buy this product again
Jill from CA
Like the color
Love this product
Ab from Vancouver, WA
This product is one of my favorite. I have done all the things over the years. Gel, acrylic, dip, and salon polish as well. And for someone who is pretty good at doing my nails, this product has been saving me a lot of time and money! It dries so quickly and lasts up to 2 weeks with very few chips.
Good for on the go ladies
Adriana from Sacramento
I love how fast this formula dries.. but I also hate how quickly the formula loses its luster. Great if your constantly on the go and appreciate quick drying formulas. This shade is a pretty vintage peach colour.
Color Not as expected
MsShirl from Arizona
I'm not happy with the color. It looks like a dull green. I was expecting a vibrant yellow.
Heather from PA
The colors are nice and I love that it dries so quickly, but it is the worst nail polish I've ever spent money on. No matter what you do- whether it be 2 coats and a top coat or whatever it still chips same day, or if you're lucky it'll chip the following day. Not worth the price.
Don't waste your money or time
Danielle from North Carolina
Tried this on a whim, 0/10. It is so streaky and does not go on smooth whatsoever. Even using a base and top coat my nails look streaky and thick with only 2 coats. I have never felt like I've wasted money more than on this nail polish.