|It looks a little more red here but it's a bright coral!|
Formula-wise, Essie can be a little hit and miss. My first Essie polish was Better Together, a very light baby pink. I found this to be quite difficult to work with and streaky on application which was very annoying as I do love the colour. This did put me off the brand a bit, however, when I saw Essie's new diffusion line in Superdrug a few weeks ago I just had to get one and Chubby Cheeks was my pick!
The formula of Chubby Cheeks is a dream in comparison to Better Together. It paints on so easily and wasn't streaky in the slightest. The wide flat brush produced with the new diffusion range also made the polish easy to apply neatly - brilliant! My only criticism would be that the nail varnish took three coats to be fully opaque which is a little annoying as most polishes, I find, only take two. For a slightly more expensive polish surely this shouldn't be an issue...
As ever, I used my No7 So Smooth Base Coat and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat and the polish wore for a good five days before chipping which is a while for me as I usually change my nails quite a few times in a week. Also, my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat is beginning to go a little gloopy (noooooo) so I'm going to have to repurchase it ASAP - I can't live without it! The best top coat around!