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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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 →
Believe it or not this is the first Essie Lux Effects polish I’ve tried! I don’t really have an explanation. In my mind it seemed a bit silly to pay Essie prices for a glitter top coat but when I saw Jazzy Jubilant it won me over (it’s seriously GORGEOUS in the bottle). Jazzy Jubilant, […] Continue reading →
After the disaster (seriously, is there a stronger word? Because it is applicable here…) that was Essie Belugaria I was more or less terrified to try Lots of Lux. I was worried another clumpy disaster was waiting for me. Luckily, that was not the case! Essie describes Lots of Lux as shimmering lapis lazuli with […] Continue reading →
Oh Essie. I don’t even know where to start with this polish. Essie is very busy this holiday season. They are releasing 2 collections (along with their normal, winter collection Shearling Darling) and both focus on textures and glitters. Belugaria is from the Encrusted Treasures collection which is a collection of full of interesting finishes. […] Continue reading →
I’m not going to lie. Out of all of the polishes from Essie’s Winter 2013 Shearling Darling collection I was really unsure about this polish. Sometimes brown polishes are amazing but sometimes they’re just really bad. And not many fall in between. Luckily, this polish is pretty darn gorgeous. Essie describes Sable Collar as a pearlescent […] Continue reading →
We’ve just begun flirting with Fall, but already winter collections have me longing for Christmas lights and snow days. Shearling Darling, Essie’s Winter 2013 collection, is delightful and a nice escape from the typical overload of reds, golds, and the occasional green glitter. Don’t get me wrong, I love my reds, golds, and occasional green […] Continue reading →
Is it Parka Perfect? Is it Mind Your Mittens? Well, that depends on who you are, I suppose. It seems that some of the early press samples have the labels switched and a quick google image search doesn’t really help the debate. I’m here to ease your mind and introduce you to the “real” Mind […] Continue reading →
Hello world! Meet the polish that has been on my nails for a week straight. I cannot get enough of Parka Perfect (because it’s well….perfect!). It’s from Essie’s latest winter 2013 Shearling Darling collection and the polish I was most looking forward to getting my hands on from the promo images. But we all know […] Continue reading →
Fall is just around the corner! There are tons of things that mean “Fall” to me… pumpkin beer, changing leaves, late nights around a fire pit, and…. dark nail polish! I’m loving my two choices from Essie’s Fall 2013 Collection and I have a little confession… For as fabulous as For The Twill of It […] Continue reading →