You may remember my recent European Swap where I scored some new Essence polishes, including the very lovely Blue Addicted, which you are going to see below.
As Blue Addicted is only a small bottle by polish standards, I decided to use a blue polish as underwear for the lovely glitter goodness. Barielle Berry Blue is a very dark blue, not indigo or purple, but a very dark blue. Its the perfect underwear for this polish. Berry Blue has a great formula with a good drying time. Its easily applied and went where I put it. The images below show two coats of Berry Blue.
Now, here comes the magic. I put one coat of Blue Addicted over the Berry Blue. And KA-POW! Glitter joy joy. Blue Addicted is said to be a good dupe for one of the Deborah Lippman polishes, and my goodness, what a great polish she is. It has green and blue mid sized glitters with small turquoise blue glitters as well all suspended in a dark blue polish base. Magic.
I used a good coat of Seche Vite to finish off the manicure. As you can see, one coat is plenty. I think two might push it into overkill territory but I liked to too much to try that. These Essence polishes are fantastic value for money, they retail about the 2€ mark across mainland Europe and Ireland. But not the UK. Boo! Another great polish brand not available in the UK, unless you go on holiday or swap.
Anyway, what do you think? Do you have any Essence in your stash?