|Essie Merino Cool|
Is OPI vs Essie like Mac vs PC or Nikon vs Canon? You love one but not the other? I look at my collection of polishes and the OPI bottles outnumber the Essie's 3 to 1. I think the larger brushes on the OPI bottles has a lot to do with it because the skinny Essie brushes mean I have to make more strokes to cover my nails and the polish consistency is such that it begins to dry enough to the point that they start to glop as I do so. The colors are nice, though, and if I had my nails done at a salon I'd probably like them better, but as a DIYer I think I really have to like the color and it has to be unique to Essie for me to choose them.