This is actually the first Essie polish I bought. There was a sale on Essies at Longs, so I figured it would be a good time to try the brand. I really like the formula: it's thick but not goopy. Verrrrry pigmented. Dried shiny, but I put a topcoat on out of habit. My mom mentioned that it looked like I had chocolate on my nails, and I had to agree with her.
Two coats of LBD, plus topcoat
Again, sorry for the junky pictures. Hopefully I'll find the battery charger for my Canon over the summer. :(
I'm impressed with the brand so far, but I'm going to have to find a color I really like for me to buy another one at regular price ... I'm sorry, but $7.99 for the tiny bottle is pushing it for me. In any case, LBD is my first brown polish and I like it a lot.