Essie's Vested Interest
Vested Interest is a nice creamy gray-green. It reminds me of the deeper green of pond water, dirty old money, or army camouflage. It's a nice shade of green that is not too wild even for office life.
...and now for the scoring part -- The Finger Scale!
On a scale of one (I'll let you guess which one) to ten (ALL IN!) fingers, I give Vested Interest:
Cost: 6 fingers - Essie polishes tend to run about $8 per bottle, which is a bit higher than other brands of comparable quality, though I have yet to be disappointed with any color or formula of the brand.
Coverage: 10 fingers - The coverage of this color is amazing, and I considered going with a single coat, it went on so well. It dried quickly and looks flawless today.
Wear: 7 fingers - Essie tends to wear very well for about a week and then suddenly the entire nail worth of color pops off in one piece.
Clean-up: 10 fingers - While this isn't the greatest for the health of your nails, having the whole nail worth of polish come off in one piece sure does make clean-up a lot easier. Sometimes I don't need any polish remover at all.
Color: 10 fingers - The color in the bottle and on the hand are close-to, if not completely, identical.
Final Score: 9 fingers! (8.6 but I don't like to have partial bits of fingers, eew...)