Rating System: Poor, Okay, Average, Good, Excellent
Collection: 2012 Go Overboard Collection
Application: Good (This came from the U.S. so it doesn’t have the wide brush)
Base Coat: Essie Sensitivity Base Coat
Top Coat: Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
Price: $8 USD
Availability: My mom picked this up from Walgreens or Rite Aid if I’m not mistaken. However, I have heard that this collection was available at Target, CVS, Ulta, Nordstrom and Beauty.com as well. in the States. I’m not sure where you would be able to find this particular color in Canada or the UK and I never did come across it here in Germany either, which is why I had my mom send it.
My Two Cents: I had anticipated this color being less dark than it was once I applied it to be honest. However, I didn’t mind because not only do I quite like dark colors, but Go Overboard is just a really beautiful color that I can see myself wearing well into the fall and winter. I personally experienced some chipping by the third day of wear, but once again, I’m notoriously rough on my nails so I attribute that more to me than the formula. The one complaint I have is that Essie has not included the new wider brush, which I think is amazing, in their bottles of polish in North America. That little brush is just a pain and the wider brush really does make a huge difference in obtaining a much neater easy application.
Tips: While I think you should always use a good base coat, I think it’s especially important with darker and more highly pigmented polish such as this to prevent staining. I also think a good top coat goes a long way as well.
Something Similar: Dior “Nirvana,” OPI “Ski Teal We Drop,” Nicole by OPI “Kloe,” and Revlon “Fashionista”
If you have more information as to where Go Overboard might be available in Canada, the U.K. or Germany please comment below. As always, thanks for reading and check back soon.