Essence: Black Dress and White Tie – 101 Dalmations

Hi everyone!

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of glitter. Say what? Yes, it’s true. I do like glitter toppers or glitter in a jelly base on occasion though. This black/white glitter topper caught my attention while hunting for new colors. This is called Black Dress and White Tie (101 Dalmations) by Essence. It’s a mix of black hex glitter, two sizes white hex glitter and fine silver shimmer in a clear base. The formula is great and the glitter spreads nice and even. No fishing or re-placing required.
essence - black dress and white tie - gradientI’ve layered this over a gradient for which I used Off To Miami! and Naughty And Pink!, both also by Essence. The formula of these two is nice and covers in two easy coats. essence - black dress and white tie - bottle

LAYLA: Purple Diva – Mirror Effect

Ever since the mirror effect polishes are going around I doubted to try them because I was afraid that it would show every ridge and every imperfection on my nails. That was before I spotted the Mirror Effect polishes by LAYLA. I bought Purple Diva and a ridge filler (by Essie) and gave it a go: layla - purple diva - mirror effect

SOLD! For some reason it looks like a pink/purple gradient. How cool is that! I used one coat of ridge filler, two coats on my middle finger because that nail has more and deeper ridges. Then I added two coats of Purple Diva. The formula is on the thin side but that didn’t gave me any problems with the application. What I did learned is that it’s better to use the 3-stripes method instead of going over it multiple times. If you do go over it again it will drag and leave bald spots.
A little more precision while applying will result in a lovely eye catching manicure. I’ll definitely pick up the metal chrome polish from this collection soon. I’m sold.

What do you think of the mirror effect finish?

Gosh: Frosted Silver & Frosted Gold

Hi loves!

I hope you’re all enjoying a fantastic weekend! Today I’d like to show you two polishes that are perfect for the Holidays:Gosh - Frosted Silver GoldThe silver shade is called Frosted Silver and the gold one Frosted Gold (what else? ;)), both by Gosh. These polishes both have a textured finish. They’re slightly rough but not annoyingly gritty. The gold one is a little denser than the silver one, so you could get away with just one coat 🙂 I used two coats of both here with no top coat.

What do you think of these? Have you thought of what polish(es) to wear during the Holidays?