Essie First Timer

First Timer by Essie ~ Resort Collection 2013

I really had no desire to pick up any of these polishes from the Resort Collection. I must have had a weak moment or they looked better in person because I bought two from Walgreens on a recent visit. First Timer is the one I wanted to try first. I don’t own many green polishes. I liked this one because it looked like mint green but a little deeper. In the bottle it looks just like that – a deeper mint green cream. However, on the nails with two coats, I find it to be darker. More like a grass green almost. The above picture looks like the true color on the nails with two coats.

While it’s pretty, it’s not what I was hoping for. The first coat applied a little streaky but the second coat looked good. It wore pretty well for about 4 days.

natural light
with flash
compairing to my other Mint Green – Minted from Revlon


  1. Essie Rae iHeartPrettyPolish
    April 25, 2013 / 4:30 pm

    I have been wanting to pick this one up. I love green nail polish!

  2. Linda Carson
    April 25, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    have been loving your videos. came across your videos when searching for a travel bag-have since bought the lori greiner travel tote-love it! love all your tips. love the makeup videos too but i'm makeup challenged.:-(

  3. Linda Carson
    April 25, 2013 / 5:09 pm

    loving all your videos. I am a new subscriber. came across your videos when searching for travel bags, have since purchased lori greiner travel tote-love it! I am makeup challenged but still enjoy your makeup tips, really love the house and home and fashion stuff. keep the good work. Linda, Montreal.

  4. krissys_beauty_box
    April 26, 2013 / 11:34 am

    Awesome Color!!

    April 27, 2013 / 4:11 am

    I love minty green polish in the bottle but think it looks terrible on me. I think it looks pretty in your pictures! I bought a few of the CG polishes based on all of your reviews and I'm really liking them! Stacie xo

  6. Nicole
    April 28, 2013 / 3:35 pm

    I love the color variety that Essie has but they are so hit or miss for me. That is a pretty green color! Not all their colors look great on me though (in my opinion). Your nails always look great Crystal! ~ obxNicole

  7. Linda C. Byrd
    May 8, 2013 / 1:23 pm

    The color is so lovely! It looks so elegant!

  8. eyelash extensions montreal
    June 11, 2013 / 7:07 pm

    I really love essie nail polish! I have the turquoise & caicos right now, I love the fresh summer colors! They go on smooth and they last a while 🙂

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