OMG EVERYONE, I"M SO EXCITED ABOUT WHAT I GOT IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY I CAN"T EVEN USE CAPS LOCK, I"M HOLDING THE SHIFT KEY DOWN. I've been chatting to the lovely Jenna from Lacquistry and the conversation, funnily enough, turned to glitter and our mutual appreciation. My jaw dropped when she agreed to send me some of her glitters that didn't work for her polishes! The box arrived yesterday and I just fainted from the sheer amount of sparklies she saw fit to bestow upon me. Every colour, shape, size, holo, just....amazing. The hardest part last night was choosing but a black hex glitter jumped out at me and I couldn't resist.
To start, I added two coats of Essence Let's Get Lost, a strong dodger blue creme. This is the first time I've actually tried an Essence creme polish, despite them sitting on my desk for ages and I'm really impressed. It only needed two coats and has a nice strong colour and consistency. Once dry, I added a coat of my stickiest top coat to half my thumb and went to town with the black glitter, using my usual technique.
The Verdict: The resulting mani has such a great vintage feel to it, I'd love a dress in this. I've also been asked twice so far today whether these are decals which I always consider a win for me!
THANKS AGAIN JENNA, I <3 YOU!
- Essence Let's Get Lost, $1.95, Shoppers Drug Mart.