Essie DJ Play That Song Nail Polish

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.

Photos and swatches! Unfortunately, I don’t have swatches over a white nail polish. You can see them here or here.

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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

Available at : BeautyBayeBay (shopping guide in link)

Overall : 3.5/5



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  • theknotstory

    pretty NOTD <3

    • Xuvious

      Thank you! xx

  • adriana m

    very pretty color. i like it!!!! :)

  • nausheen

    the shade is so pretty :)

    • Xuvious

      Glad you like it! xx

  • Natasha Bhatt

    Pretty purple.. loved the name of the polish too 😀

    • Xuvious

      Haha yea, very apt! xD

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