Just before Fashion Week, Essie has opened a pop-up in the Pitt St Mall, offering complimentary mini-mani (just girls putting the nail polish of your choice onto your nails), a take-home nail polish (that too is complimentary) and a $10 off voucher when you buy 2 Essie nail polishes at Priceline.
For the mini-mani, you get to choose anything from their collection sold in Priceline. I initially had my eye on Midnight Cami (what I wanted to buy). I eventually went with pastels - something I don't normally wear and picked Tart Deco for all my fingers except for my ring finger, which was reserved for Mint Candy Apple. It's a nice way to try some Essie nail polishes for free before buying them. I can tell you that I won't be buying Tart Deco. The first coat was way too streaky and any streaky nail polish frustrates me to no end. However, I can see myself happily buying Mint Candy Apple.
The girls there are friendly and offer you free mint lollies while you wait in queue. It wasn't a long wait because the queue wasn't long. It was still a while if you're just there to shop around because I probably had to wait about half an hour for my turn and there were less than 10 people in front of me.
There are 6 choices for the take-home nail polish. I ended up going for Turquoise and Caicos. Among the others were Really Red and DJ Play That Song.
For any Sydneysiders who stumble onto this post on time, tomorrow's the last day (that is... 6 April 2014) if you're interested. The stall's opened from 9am to 5pm and is between Zara and Nespresso. I'd definitely recommend it if you have the time and you're curious about any Essie nail polish.