First Base Nail Polish from the Essie collection. The adhesive ingredients in this base coat help glue polish to the nail surface for less chipping and increased wearbility. In 1981, Essie Weingarten combined her passion for nails and fashion, found a chemist, made 12 nail polish shades and began Essie Cosmetics. Nail techs praised the flawless coverage along with Essie’s outstanding durability, chip-resistant formula and whimsical names. When nail salons first appeared in 1983, Essie’s polish found its true niche. She was amongst the first to understand the great market opportunity of providing beauty professionals with the highest quality nail polish along with an impressive range and selection of up-to-the-minute colours. Size: 15ml.