Who wears short shorts? I do! Err…only in the form of nail polish, as in Essie Short Shorts!
When I was 16, I wore my first (and only) pair of booty shorts. They were black denim, and I thought I was hot stuff.
But then I got a gross and an inappropriate pick-up line from an extremely dirty old man. (I still feel like I need to take a shower when I think about it now.)
Upon returning home, I changed out of my shorts, put them in a drawer, and never wore them again. (Yes, my parents were thrilled!)
Essie Short Shorts from the Summer 2008 Collection is now the only form of booty shorts I’m willing to wear.
Essie Short Shorts Pictures
Essie Short Shorts Swatches
All swatches have:
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√ Neon pink
- Name: Essie Short Shorts
- Collection: Essie Summer 2009 Collection
- Colours Available in the Essie Summer 2008 Collection: Short Shorts, Bermuda Shorts, Mini Shorts & Shorty Pants
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $3.80 USD
- Where to Buy: Your best bet is eBay since this is from a pretty old collection.
- Discontinued? Yes!
Essie Short Shorts Review
Short Shorts by Essie is a neon pink as promised. Even in dim light, it looks like it’s glowing, and I suggest even pulling this out during the winter. I’ve done it several times, and it’s soooo bright and competes with the snow on a sunny day!
This is actually the very first neon nail polish I ever owned. Believe it or not, I strongly disliked neon lacquer, but that’s because I never tried it on my fingernails. From the second I wore this back in 2009, I was hooked. It’s like a little neon light bulb went off in my head: “Oohhhh, so that’s why people love it!”
This is a neon polish, but it doesn’t dry as matte or as quickly as my China Glaze neon polishes. That being said, it doesn’t dry really shiny, so be sure to slick on a good top coat to bring out its beauty.
Application & Formula
Since becoming more obsessed with China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy and China Glaze Pool Party, I had forgotten how great Essie Short Shorts is. The formula provides good coverage, but you’ll need 2-3 coats for full opacity.
How Does Essie Short Shorts Compare to China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy & China Glaze Pool Party?
These are the only neon pink polishes I have, so I was curious to see how they stacked up against one another.
As you can see, none of them are dupes, so you can justify owning all of them. (Weee!)
Flip Flop Fantasy is a coral, so there’s that smidgeon of orange/peach. And Pool Party has a hint of red, which sets it apart from the pinker Short Shorts.
(Strange how when I put them side-by-side, Pool Party wanted to fit in and so it looks more pink here than it does in person. It’s definitely more of a redder pink in person.)
Final Verdict: 10/10
I’m a big fan of Short Shorts by Essie, and if you were lucky enough to purchase this when it was readily available, don’t forget to bust it out soon. You’ll fall in love with it all over again!
Of the 3 neons I showed in this post, which is your favourite? Did you used to hate neons, too, until you gave them a chance?