NOTD: Essence ‘If I Were a Boy’

NOTD: Essence 'If I Were a Boy' Review & Swatch

For a person who is convinced that blue nail polish doesn’t suit her, I have far too many of them. A few months ago, I went through the so called blue period. Whenever I saw a blue nail polish shade, it landed in my shopping cart. But when it actually came to me wearing them, well, let’s just say that it never happened. There were always other shades that won me over, so my blues have been patiently sitting on the shelf, waiting for me to start feeling sorry for them. About a month ago, it finally happened. I put them in line and started wearing them, one by one. Unfortunatelly, I’m still not feeling most of the shades – pastels are of course an exception – but if we overlook my ‘blue nail polish doesn’t suit me’ idea, they are far too pretty on their own to not share them with you. I’m sure at least some of them will catch your attention. 

The first ‘blue’ I have to show to you is Essence’s ‘If I Were a Boy’. I took the advantage of today’s sunny weather and snapped some photos of it outside with my new camera. Yay for spring! Anyway, back to the nail polish. I have to say, I was very impressed with the formula. I only needed one thick coat to get it opaque, but I ended up putting on two. Why did I think that was necessary? I have no idea. I guess I did it out of habit. Luckily, the mani looked good even with two coats. There was no streakiness in sight, even though the application might seem a bit wonky when you take a close look at the photo. I swear, it’s not this nail polish’s fault. Blame it on the crappy old top coat I’ve splattered on top. I regretted the deision right away, but at that point, it was too late to fix the mess… 

Since I don’t know what else to say about this nail polish other than it’s great, I shall end this post here. Let me know how you like the shade and if you feel a bit weird wearing certain nail polish colours on your nails as well. Oh, and one more thing! Would you mabye be interested in me doing a blog sale? I’ll be moving all my make-up into another room in about a month (more on that later), and I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity for me to go through my beauty stash and give the products that don’t get the love that they deserve from me a new home. 


  1. citygirl907
    March 8, 2014 / 12:04 am

    This polish looks gorgeous!!! And I think it looks great on you too 🙂

    • Sandra
      March 9, 2014 / 11:54 am

      Thank you! It looks fine, I just don't think it's 'my kind of nail colour'. 😛

  2. Pretty Purple
    March 8, 2014 / 8:23 am

    wow, barva <3 prelep odtenek 😉

    • Sandra
      March 9, 2014 / 11:55 am

      Res je lep! 🙂

  3. Taya
    March 8, 2014 / 8:31 am

    Modra barva je čisto moja, pa tak pomladen se mi zdi, res si se za odločila za super odtenek na sončen dan. 🙂

    • Sandra
      March 9, 2014 / 11:55 am

      Haha, vem, ko vidim modre lake, se vedno spomnim nate! 😛

  4. Lisa S.
    March 8, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    What a beautiful color. I am usually not a fan of Essence´s polishes as the old collection was pretty bad quality, but they always have such gorgeous colors. Maybe I should try some of the new ones out…xx Lisa

    • Sandra
      March 9, 2014 / 1:08 pm

      You definitely need to try out the new ones! They're amazing! I love the brush, the consistency, everything. In my opinion, Essence makes the best affordable nail polishes.

  5. Katarina Vidic
    March 9, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    Točno tak lak sem iskala sto let! Ne vem kako sem ga vedno spregledala pri Essence! Ful lep:)) Luškan blog, sledim!!:)Pozdravček,

    • Sandra
      March 9, 2014 / 5:14 pm

      Hvala! 🙂

  6. With love, Ana.
    March 9, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    Lep je full! Bi naredila primerjavo z Essie Bikini so teeny? Oz če mi opišeš, si tega Essie-a tako želim, pa ga ni pri nas 🙁

    • Sandra
      March 9, 2014 / 5:14 pm

      Lahko naredim, ja, oziroma ti pofotkam vse side by side pa na mail pošljem. 🙂 Drugače je Essie dosti svetlejši pa bolj pastelen.

  7. AlinaLoves
    March 9, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    I know what you mean – I've got a couple of blue nail polishes that I loved when I bought them, but then there were always other colours that I preferred wearing. But this one of yours is really lovely – it's somewhere between a pastel blue and deeper shade of blue, so nothing too extreme! I like how it looks on your nails, it's definitely got a good coverage!

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