Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fiery Orange Glitterbomb Nails w/ Essence

So I went back to my Essence mecca and scored a ton more nail polishes and accoutrement. I was on the hunt for and orange creme polish and Essence had my back. After debating whether to go with a matte orange or a glossy orange/glitter mani, I opted to go shiny!

For this I used Essence Wake Up (vibrant deep orange) and Essence Glorious Aquarius (predominately blue glitter suspended in a thick clear base.  There are multiple sizes of blue and silver hex glitter and a smattering of smaller glitter particles.)  The blue really pops against the orange, it was a natural choice and I really loved it.  Wake Up is quite thick. I had a tough time doing detail work due to the size of the brush and the thickness of the formula, however it covers nearly opaquely in one coat.

I also used this mani to test out Essence Quick Drying Drops.  They remind me of the Zoya drops (in theory, I've never used them personally) I was surprised how oily my hands were after using the drops And they stayed that way.... like forever.  They did harden in about one min as stated on the label.  However, I have this weird white chalky film right where my nail polish meets the nail bed.  I am not sure if that was the drops.  I will test these more and let you know what I find out.

Are you dusting off the brights?


  1. How adorable! I love bright nails year-round but especially in sandal weather ;)

  2. Ooooh, I'm going to have to try those drops. But this chalky film that you talk about kinda freaks me out. I'll wait for your final verdict. :)


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