Oct 3, 2011

NOTD Essie Playa Del Platinum vs. OPI Skull & Glossbones.


Essie's Playa Del Platinum (from Resort collection) got its hype last spring/summer but is a colour i never considered wearing/buying. however some time later i got hooked on Deborah Lippmann's Waking Up In Vegas and was curious about a colour like that: a creamy pale warm grey. since i found out that Deb Lippmann's isn't for me but even more OPI's Skull & Glossbones from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection, i thought about trying this one.
i found it on ebay at 6-7€ with shipping included. the bottle contains 15ml.

Playa Del Platinum is a greyish beige/white sand colour with cream finish.
i only had not so great experiences with Essie until now, i didn't like their very thin round brush, the very liquidy consistency and that they didn't last well on my nails. fortunately, this one is different. well, i still don't like the brush at all, but the consistency is fine. liquidy but not very thin, and easy to apply evenly and streak free. drying time was average. it was almost opaque with 2 coats and i really liked how it looks with my skintone. it's not like a nude that has too much grey in it, making you looke corpse-handed, but rather more of an interesting greige colour that lightens up the appearance of your hands and elongate your fingers.
it lasted over 5-6 days of wear without visible tip wear or chipping.
compared to OPI Skull & Glossbones (review), it is darker and more beige. the warmer tone makes it blend better into my skin, i tend to like this over S&G. compared to Deborah Lippmann Waking Up In Vegas (review), this is lighter and much less grey.



OPI Skull & Glossbones - Essie Playa Del Platinum
OPI Skull & Glossbones - Essie Playa Del Platinum


  1. It does look like a warmer, beigier S&G. I like them both :)

  2. Both are pretty colors. I love Essie's Sand Tropez which is a light beige. I agree with you on Essie's brush. It's much too small/thin.

  3. Perfect beige color. Very elegant
    xo Jenn


  4. I love both! And Waking up in Vegas too =)


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