Hello my lovelies! It's Friday! And that means a whole weekend of relaxation and playing computer games for me. I got the new Diablo and I love it and play it non-stop. Today's post is about a polish from this year's Essie spring collection. It's the first Essie polish that disappointed me. Let's take a look!
|Essie To Buy Or Not To Buy indoors, artificial light|
TBONTB (I'm not that crazy about the long name either) is a lovely pastel lilac with a very interesting blue shimmer in it. Of course the shimmer is more evident in the bottle but I already expected that to happen. You can still see it a bit up-close on the nails (especially on the middle finger). The problem I encountered was the formula. It's very thin and watery and sheer. It needed 3 coats for opacity but even so it didn't apply well at all. The wateriness made the application streaky and impossible to level out. I just gave up after 3 coats because I never do 4 coats for a polish.
You can see that there's a huge bald spot on my middle finger. I tried to cover it but it was impossible. The streaks are not that evident in the pictures but they made me crazy. So I decided to use glitter because glitter makes everything better.
I sponged the tips with Rapsodi 20, which is a larger size holo glitter and topped everything with a coat of INM Northern Lights (a finer holo glitter). Northern Lights is my go to polish for saving a manicure because it also levels out any unevenness and makes the mani fry faster. Plus it's a holo glitter, of course!
|in the sun|
I ended up loving this mani but I'm not sure about this Essie polish. All the Essies I own have top-notch formula and even the lighter ones apply like butter. I didn't spend any money on it because I won it in a giveaway, but still. This makes me think the Essie formula is not that foolproof.
Does anyone else have this polish? Did you have the same issues or maybe I got a dud? Let me know!