This is easily one of my favourite colours of all time, especially when it comes to spring and summer. Essie’s Tart Deco is no new kid on the block, as I think I’ve had this in my collection for 3 summers now, and reviews on make up alley go back as far as 2010.
The formulation of this one of Essie’s better polishes, it applies nicely with no streaking, after 2 coats the polish is nice and glossy so can go without a topcoat if you’re in a rush, and has pretty decent staying power of 3 or so days without a topcoat.
But the reason I come back to this multiple times in the year (sounds melodramatic but when you have 150 polishes that’s quite a feat to revisit a polish more than once a year) is that I love the colour so much, it’s a lovely bright apricot which sits somewhere just shy of being a neon shade. It’s better on me after I’ve spent a bit of time in the sun, and I think this polish may look a little garish if you don’t have a bit of a tan or on the paler spectrum of skin tones.
Seasonally I tend to only switch up my pedi 2 or 3 times, my legs are so long it makes it a bit of a ball ache to bend down so if I can get away with just to using up chips I will. So far this year it’s been the polish of choice on my toes and I don’t have the same problems with it chipping, I’ve had it on for 2 weeks on my toes with no topcoat and there’s still not a chip in sight, wearing sandals almost everyday I’m impressed!