It’s a shade perfect for summer with a cheesy name. Oh, it’s also a radiant orchid shade! What else do you need?
Essie DJ Play That Song came out in the 2013 Neon collection. It’s a jelly polish (similar to Maybelline Colorshow). You can use this by itself or over a white nail polish but you get different colours. Over the nail by itself, you get the colour as shown in the swatches below, it looks more pink/fuchsia. Over white you get a colour closer to that in the bottle. It’s also described as a neon plum. I’m falling short on descriptions here but it’s a gorgeous orchid shade.
Being a jelly polish it’s a bit sheer. I needed two coats to get it opaque. The formula isn’t the best. It applies unevenly and can be streaky. It’s a bit on the thicker side for me. I read a lot of reviews which say opposite things about the formula. Maybe it’s just the one that I got.
I generally don’t like the jelly polish finish, it’s a bit waxy looking and a bit matte. It looks so much better when glossy with a topcoat over it. This lasted well on my nails for a week, just minor tipwear.
I wish the colour was like the one in the bottle though, I’ll actually have to buy a white nail polish now to get true colour!
With Essie you get 14ml of product in a medium size brush. It costs $7-$8 which is around Rs. 500. I got mine from eBay.
Overall, for me, the colour really wins over here so I don’t mind the extra prep needed to get a perfect look.
Name: DJ Play That Song
Brand : Essie
Colour : Bright magenta fuschia on its own. True colour when worn over white nail polish.
Product Amount : 15 ml
Consistency : Jelly
Finish : Jelly nail polish
Coats : Opaque in two coats
Application : a bit uneven
Durability : 6-7 days
Price : $8 ~Rs. 500
Overall : 3.5/5