I’m back! Not that there was any reason to notice I was gone….
Before I went out of town I scheduled plenty of posts but I have been gone for about a week. It’s good to be back! But my nails definitely suffered when I was gone.
After some SERIOUS nail rehab I finally got around to trying Ignite the Night. I’ve had this polish for a while (I got it at the same time as the ever so dreadful Essie Belugaria) but in the bottle it just didn’t look that exciting. Well, once I got it on my nails it became exciting!
Essie describes Ignite the Night as a sparkling hematite nail lacquer with a superfine matte finish. While I think hematite is the perfect way to describe the color of this polish I would not call it matte. Ignite the Night is small, dense silver and golden glitter suspended in a clear base.
While the glitter is dense (I used 3 coats in my swatches) the formula is wonderful. The glitter lays down flat on the nail and it’s easy to apply thin coats.
I’m not sure why Essie says this is a matte finish polish. I didn’t use a top coat in any of my swatches and it looks like a normal glitter to me! Perhaps I’m missing something?
Anyway. Essie’s Encrusted Treasures collection is currently in stores (I’ve seen the display at CVS) and is also available online at Ulta and Dermstore.
There are swatches under the jump! (Make sure to check out the MACRO shot…it’s gorgeous.)
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Y’all. I love this manicure! It’s been awhile since I’ve done any nail art that involved sponging. I forgot how pretty it can be. For this manicure I used deborah lippmann Rolling in the Deep as the base color. I let that dry completely then sponged Orly Rage just on the tips using an eyeshadow […] Continue reading →
Well, I suppose December makes it appropriate to talk about ice, right? I live in the South for a reason. I don’t do winter. But I’m perfectly happy to try out something icy looking on my nails! butter LONDON released 2 Double Take duos for the 2013 holiday season; the Ice duo and the Fire […] Continue reading →
How is it December already? I can’t believe it! It’s taken me this long to fully accept that it’s Fall – it gets harder as it gets colder and the leaves go from beautiful to brown. At any rate, I have rediscovered my favorite Fall in a bottle polish: Harvest Moon just in time for […] Continue reading →
I have a feeling this is going to be one of those love it or hate it manicures. I happen to love it! Pure Ice No Means No is a purple metallic that color shifts to blue in certain lights. I love the way it compliments the glitter in Essie Jazzy Jubilant. I used just […] Continue reading →
IT’S IRON BOWL DAY!!!!!!!! Unless you are from Alabama or have some connection with Auburn or the University of Alabama you’re probably going to think I’m a bit crazy after this post. But I’m totally ok with that. The Iron Bowl (aka the annual meeting of Auburn and Alabama’s football teams….) is being played today […] Continue reading →
Happy Black Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! In 2011, we posted our favorite black polishes in honor of Black Friday: petites Color Fever in Black Diamond and Orly’s Androgynie. In 2012, Alli went the less traditional route with Live and Let Die from last year’s James Bond Collection. Therefore, in the […] Continue reading →
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. My family does a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Much of what is served has been a tradition in my family long before I was born. My Mom and I are sharing the duties this year. I am responsible for the turkey and my grandmother’s dressing as well […] Continue reading →
Today is the big day! Well, for me it’s a big day… I’ll be spending this afternoon baking my very first apple pie! It’s been a few months, but my first attempt at pie making was pretty successful: peach! I inspired Alli to do a little peach nail art! Since I’ll be busy busy all […] Continue reading →
This is the kind of polish that generally makes me run for the hills. Furry looking nails really aren’t my thing. And even if they were, I’d go the way of a velvet manicure instead of bar glitter. But how could I resist the prospect of trying an Essie polish that has bar glitter? My […] Continue reading →