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Review: Essie Nothing Else Metals

You may be sensing something of a theme here - Essie chrome polishes!  I've been keeping my polish purchasing low lately but was just unable to resist these two polishes. I then just had to try them out, cos shiny.  Let's take a look at the second chrome polish from Essie's Mirror Metallics collection, Nothing Else Metals.

Dammit, the name is terrible but the polish is pretty.  Nothing Else Metals is a slow lavender chrome polish, very much Jem dolls from the early 90's but in the best way possible.  I swear I had a dress for her in this exact colour.  One thing I noticed about these polishes is that when you first apply it, the brush strokes are really visible but after about 30 seconds they disappear, which is kinda cool.  I love the colour of this polish but man, does it show all the imperfections in your nails.  Given the amount I change my nails, they take a beating (I'll miss you, middle nail :( ) but it usually doesn't show this badly in the pictures.  I think it's more a complaint of the finish than the polish.  I wanted to accent this somehow so I added little glitter chevrons near my cuticles, using my usual glitter application technique.  







The Verdict: Love the colour, wish chromes in general were more forgiving on the application.  I'll take it, though, to get 80's barbie nails!

The Polish:

  • Essie Nothing Else Metals, $6.75, Essie .

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