Today I have a bright blue mani to show you. Essence recently added a few more polishes to their ‘Effect Polish’ line and I used two of them for this mani:For my base I used two coats of I Don’t Need Money, Honey!, which is a highly pigmented bright blue hue with a foil finish. Lovely color! I haven’t worn this for a long time and noticed minor staining after removing. By that I mean, the slightest blue/green sheen, no smurf fingers though. It cleared up after I went over it with remover multiple times but I thought It’s worth mentioning. So base coat is definitely required here.
I attempted to create a ‘waterfall’ look with the other, darker blue shade of this collection (middle- and ring finger nail) but it’s hardly noticeable in my photo’s. In real life it’s more visible 🙂 That one is called Lady Mermaid. I did try Lady Mermaid on it’s own and found that it’s less pigmented than I Don’t Need Money, Honey! and it requires three coats for full opacity. Color wise, Lady Mermaid is darker. Have you picked up any polishes from Essence’s newest collection(s)?