I have a little bit of a darker polish for you guys today. This is another one of the polishes that my friend Anca sent me from the Netherlands and I was over the moon for this polish. It was one of the first ones that I tried on and had to revisit it today.
Today there was another snow storm in my area. They were calling for 8-12 inches of snow, which I think we really did get that much, but luckily only about 4-6 inches of it actually stuck to the ground. I never thought I would count that as a blessing! In like a lion out like a lamb my ass!
So in honor of having mother nature continuing to release white crap on my area, I’m bringing you guys a dark but beautiful polish.
Essence “Chic Reloaded” is a dark gunmetal grey duochrome that changes from almost black to purple to green. It looks different in every light and it was really hard to capture the true color. I read on a blog one time that to capture the true color of a duochrome you should take a picture of the polish underwater, so that’s what I tried to do! The picture below isn’t the greatest, but hey … it was my first attempt!
The formula on this polish really nice! It only took 2 coats to get fully opaque. Also, it was really easy to apply. The brush was a little wide for my nail shape, but it could be a great brush for those of you with wider nail beds. The dry time was great as well. Overall, I really like this polish and I’m becoming more and more impressed with Essence!
What do you guys think? What are your favorite duochromes? What are your favorite shades from Essence?