Review: Essence Glitter On Glitter Off Peel Off Nail Polish

If you’re anything like me, you love the look of glitter nail polish… but rarely wear it because of what a pain it is to remove. Half a bottle of acetone and 10 cotton pads later, I usually vow not to put myself through the glitter nail polish ordeal for a very long time.

So when I saw Essence’s new peel off glitter nail polish, I was hoping it would be the perfect solution to my glitter nail woes 🙂 . Being sceptical, I initially just bought one shade (which is completely out of character for me!). I purchased shade 02 Razzle Dazzle, and tried it out using 2 coats over a rose gold base. The polish had an impressive amount of glitter after 2 coats and looked really pretty.

Anticipating it would last a day or two and expecting it to start to peel after having my hands in water or using my nail to peel a label or some such activity, I was really pleasantly surprised when it lasted around five days. Then came the fun part – peeling it off – which it did perfectly too!

I was so impressed that I went back and bought two more colours. I’ll probably end up buying the full range (which is currently 6 colours, if I’m not mistaken). They sell for R54.95 and are available at Clicks, Dischem and pretty much anywhere else that stocks Essence products.

Shade 04 – Spotlight On! (2 coats of glitter over a purple base)

*UPDATE* – Be warned… Shade 04 stained my nails quite badly – perhaps this could’ve been avoided with a clear base coat 🙁