Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Essie Mirror Metallics - Blue Rhapsody + Essence peel off base coat

Today I'm wearing the 2nd of my Essie mirror metallics, Blue Rhapsody. I knew that I'd be topping this with glitter do I decided to try a peel off base coat that my friend sent from Germany.

The base coat did a good job of smoothing the surface of my nail, as good a job a my ridge filler does. It applied white and dried clear (see picture). I expected this to wear off very quickly but I actually got four days out of it before I got sick of the color and picked at it myself.

As far as the peeling goes, it's not as peel-y as I expected. If you've ever put too much top coat on your nails and had it pop off in large nail shaped pieces then you know what it's like to use this. It more or less came off in big pieces but left no damage to the nail. I liked it and will definitely save it for days I feel like glitter bombs.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Daring Digits Punch Me Purple + Stamping

I refreshed my Essie mani by adding a glitter accent from daring digits and stamping from my cheeky xl plates.

The glitter is called punch me purple, it makes a great layering polish but would've been very difficult to wear by itself. This glitter is very well suspended and dries quickly, I used SV on a few fingers and did get shrinkage so I'd probably recommend wicked fast for this one.

The stamping was done with konad wine red.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Essie Mirror Metallics Nothing Else Metals

I was given two of the Essie Mirror Metallics in a secret gift exchange that I'm a part of. This is Nothing Else Metals, 2 coats + topcoat, it dried a little lumpy so I put one more coat over the topcoat and I was really pleased with it.

Formula on this was pretty good, it wasn't difficult to work with and for a metallic polish there was minimal streaking. Next time I'll probably use a ridge filling base coat though because this shows all the bumps and ridges on my nails