Oh Essie... one one hand I'm SO happy these are everywhere now, making the brand more available to everyone... but I hate that white printing on the bottles. The sides still have the clear 3D Essie (which I love, it just looks so classy!). I appriciate the mass market... but lets leave the bottle alone, girl!
Onto the pretties!
Essie Mochacino is a shimmery taupe song bird. It called to me from a sea of it's sister polishes and said "Buy Me". It's a pretty greyish taupe with a lovely shimmer. It's hard to capture the shimmer with the pics, but it makes the normally drab shade that much more enjoyable. In the pics it gave Mochacino a foil look, which I thought was pretty cool.
Application was a bit meh... it took me 4 coats to get it to the point where I couldn't see some nail. The staying power is right on par with other Essie polishes.
In this pic I used Orly Top 2 Bottom as a base coat, 4 coats of Essie Mochacino, and a top coat of Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
The retail on Essie polishes has become a bit varied, but the price point is close enough. At drugstores they seem to start around $7.75, but at places like Trade Secret they're still an even $8.