Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Old School! Essie Night Cap & A Mini Giveaway!

I'm back to purging some of my polishes and trying to slowly get them added to my "shoppe" page, and I realized that I have two bottles of Essie Night Cap--rather than sell one, I'm giving it away! This type of formula may not be everyone's favorite, but they are unique and versatile in their own way. These remind me of the Maybelline Water polishes, and any discontinued Essie without the "e" on the cap, is something that makes me very happy.

The formula is thin and definitely takes many coats to build up. I used 3 coats in these photos and if I recall correctly, it takes about 5 to achieve an opaque look. I use this type of polish generally as a topcoat over glitter shades. It softens the looks somewhat and seems to slightly meld the glitter together. The Essie tinted polishes also have a super high-gloss finish.

Above & Below: Night Cap is a cadet blue that leans toward teal in brighter lighting (above) and appears to have more of a grey/blue hue in lower lighting (below). I don't know how many of these tinted shades Essie has made, but I do have a purple/burgundy one called Grape Crush that I bought years ago at the same time I bought Night Cap. I also have a red one in my collection, although the name escapes me and I don't even remember buying it!

Below: You can see by this bottle picture how thin the formula is and the deep blue tinted color.

Below: Here's my look for the day--it's dark, cloudy, raining and very gloomy today, so I applied a coat of China Glaze Cracked Concrete over Essie Night Cap. I think it reflects today's weather pretty well!


If you're a fan of old school Essie and particularly the older tinted water-type polishes, I'm going to offer my extra bottle of Night Cap to one follower by using random.org. Just leave your eMail below in the comments. I'll leave the entry period open until midnight Sunday, March 27. The winner will be announced on Monday in my Come Monday weekly newsletter.

114 comments:

  1. This color is cool and looks great with the crackle! primandpolished@gmail.com

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  2. My e-mail is mstyer (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  3. I absolutely adore sentences like: "I also have a red one in my collection, although the name escapes me and I don't even remember buying it!".
    They always make me giggle, I'm turning into someone who will say that to myself and my pretty nail polish bottles! :D

    My emaily: monticka at gmail dot com

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  4. Awesome colour! I only have one Essie polish *gasp* and it's Sew Psyched. This colour looks awesome as well!

    My email is kc.florendo@live.com

    Thank you!

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  5. Nap Cap is pretty cool:)
    soda_poprocks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I love it, and great idea to use a crack over it.

    enter me please hermetic2003 at yahoo dot com

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  7. wow love this!

    soco210 at yahoo dot com

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  8. ooooooo, aaaaaah, love it!

    nikole_hansonATyahooDOTcom

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  9. Ooh, night caps looks pretty! :D

    tiffyama@gmail.com

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  10. I think it looks really pretty, so count me in please :)

    anette_sol@hotmail.com

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  11. i love that glossy finish, is this a new or old essie lacquer?

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  12. The color is lovely!

    jennilovesstars@gmail.com

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  13. my email is taen2692@aol.com

    thanks love this color!

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  14. That looks truly unique! I would love to try this as I don't have any Essie polishes.

    GFC: Charlene
    Mail: acosmeticaffair@gmail.com

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  15. It's wonderful! I love jellies and this one I hadn't even heard of :) Thanks for the opportunity to get it!

    vettelicious / vetteistheshit@hotmailDOTcom

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  16. What a neat looking polish! I love just about any Essie color so I'd love to add it to my collection :)

    jennifershb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Ooh, this is cool.
    I think I saw a few more like this in a local BSS.

    thephalangesfilesblog@gmail.com

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  18. This one looks very interesting!

    e-mail: barbara(dot)skledar (at) gmail(dot)com

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  19. I'm quite intrigued by this finish of polish!

    aelibia at gmail dot com

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  20. I've never thought of putting a sheer polish over glitter! I will have to try that!

    cnikim at hotmail dot com

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  21. hymntoninkasi@yahoo.com

    Thank you for the opportunity.

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  22. Wow, love the color and I have to say it looks fabulous with the crackle.

    zesylene at comcast dot net

    Thanks for the chance at owning this one :)

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  23. llawless@lhup.edu

    This is like nothing I have! Thanks for the givaway!! :)

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  24. My Email- Cookie.Monster.X3.XD@gmail.com

    Awesome nail polish!

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  25. Lovely! A fun giveaway to brighten the week.

    brianna.zemke@gmail.com

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  26. Hi,
    thank you.
    Email : andrasescu.camelia@gmail.com

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  27. the crackle idea with that is great!!

    heyheylove87@gmail.com

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  28. adore this color ❤
    solensdanserinde(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks!

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  29. I've never seen polish like that before (but I am a newbie to polish collecting) - it's awesome! And it looks so good with the crackle.

    badxstar@hotmail.com :)

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  30. pick me! LMAO!

    polishinsomniac@gmail.com

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  31. cool color :-)
    nailcrazy69@gmail.com

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  32. I would loe to enter pl :)

    martjebr@yahoo.com

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  33. laheelahe [at] gmail [dot] com
    thanks for the awesome giveaway! when i accidentally buy a sheer gloss, at first i get disappointed. but later, i start layering it over other colors to create a new unique look! i try, but some times they're major fails. lol. :D

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  34. very interesting polish. x


    let_it_be_83@hotmail.com

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  35. i love what you did thats so cool.

    FOLLOW ME <3
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    saraluromero@gmail.com

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  36. Wow, love the color!!!

    My mail is khelek18@gmail.com.

    Thanks for offering us this polish!!

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  37. this would be great over glitters!
    manicuredmonkey@gmail.com

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  38. enter me please !
    I love discontinued polish ;)
    my email is honey_lili@msn.com

    thanks !

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  39. I hear you! Our weather was so weird this afternoon! Hail sporadically all afternoon, and thunder so strong that it shook the roof and windows of the Old Navy I was shopping in. Crazy!

    erinface8d(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I had never seen a water like nail polish! I'm very excited about it :D:D:D
    akuma[dot]kanji[at]gmail[dot]com

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  41. I love your mani. It's exactly what my day looked like today as well.

    razberiswrl@gmail.com

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  42. Really loving this color!

    maryam.shakura@gmail.com

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  43. killor__bekilled@hotmail.com

    I love this!

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  44. night cap is a gorgeous color!

    hillary_zhu@hotmail.com

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  45. the shade is so unique! I'd love a chance to try it :D

    bailey025@hotmail.com

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  46. Very pretty!

    sheri[dot]goh[at]gmail[dot]com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. Ooo! That is pretty! It might work for a syrup manicure... :D

    erikatheicyone (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Thank you. :)

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  48. Essie is so hard to come by for me in HK, so I only have a couple... Sigh.

    chowyuktingterry@gmail.com

    Thanks for the great giveaway!x))

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  49. Oh wow!! I would love moonstruck! I just bought my 1st Essie last week-- finally caved-- Lapiz of luxery, and it was worth it! I guess I understand why they're so pricey, since they come in such unique/ pretty colors.

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  50. Love this color!

    pawstopolish@gmail.com

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  51. **ahh!! Forgot to leave my e-mail address!!

    snowhyte001@hotmail.com

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  52. Its so different! Id love to have this in my collection
    grablebaby@yahoo.com

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  53. otongakpan@hotmail.com

    nice color!

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  54. It's beautiful!

    andiyana@ymail.com

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  55. such a pretty color!! poly.castro@gmail.com

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  56. Pretty color!
    conniewest3@frontier.com

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  57. This looks like it would be neat over Color Club Gossip Column, which I have sitting right in front of me, but haven't worn yet. Might give it depth & jelly like squishability (if that's a word).

    auroragyps@gmail.com

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  58. Ahhh, that's awesome! I lurve it.
    nightly.nails@gmail.com
    Thanks Mary!

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  59. I like the color.

    giatse @hotmail.com

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  60. It's unique! I like it :)

    kirby.monk (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  61. Perfect early spring shade!

    happypulitzer at hotmail dot com

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  62. love it! :)

    ora.kzip@gmail.com

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  63. cloudy weather in Portugal too ;)

    sabrina.guincho@hotmail.com

    xo

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  64. That has got to be the most unique and awesome polish I have ever seen(: it looks fantastic on you.

    Email: konad.polish@gmail.com

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  65. OMG! This looks amazing!!! I have never tried one of these types of polishes before, soI would LOVE LOVE LOVE an opportunity to win this. I am a hige nail polish lover and this color is right up me alley!!! Thanks for doing this! Good luck to all. Fingers crossed!!
    alliwinston0816@yahoo.com

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  66. irene.olocco@hotmail.it

    love it!!!

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  67. chimdaluc@gmail.com
    I have never heard of these formulars before. Its cool!

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  68. brawden@hotmail.com

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  69. I confess I'm not a big fan of "liquid jelly" polishes, so I won't enter for the bottle, but I really love your layering!

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  70. Awesome color!!
    I love the combo!!
    I follow you as rock-or-not
    Here is my adress:
    rock-or-not at hotmail dot fr
    Thank you!!

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  71. gorgeous color!
    lauraebier (at) gmail.com

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  72. Love the China Glaze Crackle look but have not tried it on my toenails yet. I did purchase a set of mini Zoya Mod Mattes the other day. However, this color combination is incredible and looks just amazing on your gorgoeus nails. Love it,

    Mc Huggs :)

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  73. Oops sorry my e mail is
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    stamas
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    Mc Huggs

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  74. Oh, I like it!
    norton_kristin at yahoo dot com
    Kristin norton

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  75. Wow what a great color.I am new to your blog. I really like it and glad I found it.

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  76. I really love this shade. I can already see it working perfectly for layering.
    My email is fashionpolish[at]gmail[dot]com
    Thanks for this giveaway!
    xoxo

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  77. Oooh, I love that! I've seen the red one (called Cherry Pop, I think), but I've never seen the sheer blue one.

    m2hnj25 at gmail dot com

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  78. Wow, love that color! If it were still available I'd run to buy it now *sigh*
    my email: vedra(AT)gmx.at (GFC ID: vedra)

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  79. Love it! kaseyrlee@hotmail.com

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  80. I love this color and finish, it looks so cool!

    andiegirl at gmail dot com

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  81. Follower: Girlon Shop
    Email: shopgirlon@gmail.com

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  82. It made me sad that I never knew this "water" finish existed... love it!

    ll_murph@yahoo.com

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  83. I love the grey base! It looks like a stormy sky about to rain!

    Please enter me in your giveaway, my email is cherylcherylcheryl(at)gmail(dot)com.

    Thank you!

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  84. Lovely!
    I just fallen in love with jelly polishes, and this is a perfect shade.
    Please enter me:
    pixelpig@ymail.com

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  85. sonidlosnails@seznam.cz

    Thanks! :)

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  86. My e-mail is kmelia13 at gmail dot com. Thank you!

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  87. awesome! :) indieamazonprincess at yahoo dot com

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  88. What a great giveaway! I love it with Cracked Concrete.

    never.unpolished@gmail.com

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  89. thank you
    weeziestoyatcenturylinkdotnet

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  90. My email is oliviatroutman[at]gmail[dot]com
    xoxo

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  91. tlt1108 at yahoo dot com

    thanks!

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  92. I seems like a great color!

    anniescolors at gmail dot com

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  93. I'm game for a new essie! Thanks!
    ehinks21 at yahoo dot com

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  94. Hey thanks for the opportunity!!!

    beanagirl01@gmail.com

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  95. Love the way that looks under the crackle!!

    kmbieker@gmail.com

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  96. That's such an awesome color, I think it would look great with a glitter topcoat, too!

    ridiculouspinktree@gmail.com

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  97. Perfect combo with the crackle, I really like it!!

    lydiane (dot) gaborieau (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. cwl1983 (at) GMAIL (dot) com

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  99. Aah that is a gorgeous color. I'm also pretty new to Essie polishes, an addict in the making :)

    dgtlsrcrss(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. I'd like to join :) lvcamblog[at]gmail[dot]com

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  101. sarahmelita AT hotmail DOT com

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  102. Oh I would love to win this!

    rachaelashard@hotmail.co.uk

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