Essie Nama-stay the Night Swatches & Review

Essie Nama-stay the Night Swatches Review

Essie Nama-stay the Night won’t let you sleep a wink because it isn’t a slumber party for your nails!

It’s part of the upcoming Essie Resort 2016 Collection that officially drops on March 29, 2016, and in person, it looks more vivid than it translates in photos. (Click the above link to see my swatches of all the colours in the collection.)

Not for the shy violets, this bold blue will garner attention from onlookers. (While wearing this manicure, several strangers complimented me on the colour, so it just reconfirmed what I already thought – it’s a winner!)

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Essie Nama-stay the Night Swatch Essie Resort 2016 Collection Swatches

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Essie Nama-stay the Night Review

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Essie Nama-stay the Night Review Pictures

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Essie Nama-stay the Night Swatches

All swatches have:

    • OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener – Maintenance version (Used as a base coat)
    • 2 coats of Essie Nama-stay the Night
    • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

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Essie Nama-stay the Night Swatches Review

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Essie Nama-stay the Night Review Swatch

Essie Nama-stay the Night Swatches Essie Resort 2016 Collection Swatch

Essie Nama-stay the Night Swatches

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Essie Namastay the Night Swatches

Essie Namastay the Night Swatch

Essie Nama-stay the Night Swatch Resort 2016 Collection Swatches


  • Energetic blue (Yes)

Key Notes

  • Name: Essie Nama-stay the Night
  • Collection: Essie Resort 2016 Collection
  • Press Release: Click here to see a post that includes the official Essie Resort 2016 Collection press release!
  • Quick Look: Click here to see my quick swatches of all the shades in the Essie Resort 2016 Collection!
  • Colours Available in the Collection: Delhi Dance, Nama-stay the Night, Going Guru & Taj-ma-haul
  • Amount: 13.5 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • Retail Price: $9.99 CAD
  • Disclosure: I purchased the base and top coats. Essie Nama-stay the Night was provided as a press sample by PR.
  • Where to Buy: Trade Secrets, Nail Polish Canada, salons, drugstores & other beauty destinations (Official launch date: March 29, 2016)

Essie Nama-stay the Night Review


Nama-stay the Night by Essie is an oceanic blue that’s so vibrant, you may feel the urge to do some surfing in California!

In no way do my photos do this polish justice. When you see it in person, it’s brighter and extremely vivid.

It reminds me so much of Essie Make Some Noise from the Neon 2015 Collection. (If you read that review, you know that I was wild about that blue, and I feel the same way about Essie Nama-stay the Night. Also, these colours are pretty close that you could probably get away with just owning one and not both.)

This particular kind of blue always makes me weak in the knees. It’s tropical!


It’s proof that even with a simple creme finish, you can still enjoy a statement manicure that ends with multiple exclamation points.

Since it’s a creme, you won’t have to scrub your nails to get it off, however, be forewarned that it’s the type of blue that gets all over your cuticles and fingers during the removal process.

I used OPI Nail Envy as a base coat, so I didn’t notice any major nail staining. You basically just see a wash of blue all over your fingers after you use a cotton ball soaked in remover to get it off.

All you need to do is wash your hands well with soap. Then, you can go back with the polish remover to get off any bits that cling to your cuticles. Wash you hands again afterwards. Repeat the process as needed, and you’ll be able to remover most of the blue, and you shouldn’t be left with ‘Smurf Fingers.’

Application & Formula

Nama-stay the Night by Essie applied beautifully with its high-pigmented formula and smooth consistency that was neither too thick or too thin.

Using the brush, I was able to fully control where the polish flowed onto my nails, and I got great coverage with the initial coat. (I ended up using two coats, and I didn’t feel the need to use more than that.)


Essie nail polishes don’t contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP, so they’re great choices if you’re looking to purchase only lacquers that are Big-3-Free.


  • Vivid blue (looks more vibrant in person)
  • Smooth creme finish
  • Easy to paint with
  • No Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP


  • Removing this can take a little longer than a typical polish because the blue gets on your cuticles & fingers (but it shouldn’t stain if you use a good base coat & if you remove the polish as mentioned in this post)

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

Oooohhhh, I’m swooning over Nama-stay the Night by Essie, so yes, you can stay the night! (Not overly excited or anything, right?) 😉 *Plays it cool*

If you don’t already have Essie Make Some Noise, and you want a tropical blue that makes you think of the summer, I highly recommend you give Essie Nama-stay the Night a go!

Which colour in the Essie Resort 2016 Collection are you most looking forward to wearing? Does the slightly longer removal process turn you off from trying a nail polish, or are you willing to put in the extra effort for a pretty colour?


8 thoughts on “Essie Nama-stay the Night Swatches & Review

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Joyce!

      But the little nail polish is fighting for your attention. It knows that you are polish-friendly, and that it could be adopted into a loving home! 😉

  1. Melissa

    I’m definitely going to pick up a bottle of this one as soon as I spot it in stores. It’s such a bright color and has unlimited possibilities for nail art. As always it looks amazing on you. Thanks for sharing with us!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Sasha!

      Later this month, it’ll officially drop. Definitely worth the wait, unless you already have Essie Make Some Noise.

      It’s way more gorgeous in person! 🙂 This is the kind of blue that I think looks great on virtually everyone.


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