The Polish Addict’s Top 20 Polishes of All Time: #7 Essie – Starry Starry Nights


Starry Starry Nights is another hard-to-find polish that has found its way into my heart and onto this list. I really can’t say much more about it other than it’s unspeakably stunning. I really wish Essie would kick back to the old days and create some new colors as gorgeous as the coveted SSN.

Here’s an excerpt from my original post about Essie Starry Starry Nights.

“Now that I can finally wear ‘out of the ordinary’ colors again, I went hunting in my ‘untried’ box and rediscovered Starry Starry Nights. “Wow” is all I can say. Dark blue jelly with small silver glitter makes for an amazing polish. I can definitely see what all the hype was about.

The jelly-ness gives the glitter at different coats varying degrees of visibility, which really makes this polish look the way the sky does in places where there are no lights to drown out the shining light of the stars. One of the girls on MUA said that my nails looked like they came straight out of the Van Gogh paining. Love the reference, and so very true.”


16 Responses to “The Polish Addict’s Top 20 Polishes of All Time: #7 Essie – Starry Starry Nights”

  1. Helen Says:

    One of my favourite polishes, I’m torn between wearing it all the time and keeping it for very special occasions so that I don’t run out :)

  2. melvel Says:

    I love this, I wish Essie would rerelease it again so I can get a bottle. Ca you suggest some good dupes?

  3. Lina Says:

    OMG so beautiful….. I really really love this one, if only Essie would rerelease it again!

  4. PBG Says:

    I actually just did a manicure (wearing it now) that looks very similar to this using ChG’s “Up All Night” and a top coat of N.Y.C.’s “Starry Silver Glitter”. This is an awesome color!

  5. Vanessa Says:

    This is stunning! It was my vote for the inauguration mani :)

  6. avroys Says:

    My heart breaks a little every time I see a pic of SSN. It is at the TOP of my lemming list. Sigh. Love the reference to Van Gogh too.

  7. Caitie Says:

    I love this color! I have a question for you… So I finally picked up my first bottle of Seche Vite and I absolutely love it! But, do you put a top coat on your mani every other day, or every three days, or not at all? If you do do you use the seche vite or something else??

  8. Kathryn Says:

    Do you have a posting describing how you do your “normal” manicure / polish change? You do a beautiful job!!!

  9. Brooke Says:

    I think is one of those colors I need to see in person to really see what the buzz is about :) Is the “awesomeness” hard to capture in pictures?

  10. Amanda Says:

    I never tire of SSN pics…what a stunning polish!

  11. Trish Says:

    i want this bad!!!!!!! omg, i love it

  12. The List Maven’s Faves: March 15, 2008 : The List Maven Says:

    [...] The Polish Addict – is counting town her top twenty nail polishes of all time – this week showcasing sparkly blue Essie Starry Starry Nights. [...]

  13. Steph Says:

    Helen – lol. That’s the polish lover’s dilemma.

    Melvel – There are no easy to find dupes for this but I hear that frankening it is pretty easy just a blue jelly like Lippmann Rehab and silver glitter.

    Lina – lol. Agreed. They need to just make it a part of their permanent collection.

    PBG – Ooh, sounds gorgeous.

    Vanessa – Woot! : )

    Avroys – *hugs* Believe me I feel you, I lemminged this one fooooorever. It can happen!

    Caitie – When I refresh I use a non-quick dry. I don’t do it often now, but when I used to care for extended wear I did it everyday or every other day.

    Kathryn – lol, no I don’t, but I suppose I should. I will soon.

    Brooke – Yeeeees. The pics don’t do it justice.

    Amanda – : )

    Trish – Awwww, sorry for the lemming reminder lol.

  14. tessa Says:

    That is SO gorgeous. I wish it wasn’t discontinued. If it wasn’t, I would totally buy that.

  15. The Polish Addict » Blog Archive » Essie The North fork Collection Summer 2009 Says:

    [...] shades on this side of spectrum. *Channels images of green glitter a la Essie Ruby Slippers and Essie Starry Starry Nights to Essie Weingarten* (Just an aside, but has everyone gotten a load of the dark greens this season [...]

  16. Lavendela Says:

    Polish Addict dear, when will you finish this list? We can’t wait to see you ultimate favourites! :-)
    Love, Lavendela

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