Sunday, 4 December 2011

Essence - Chuck and Blair (who????)

ESSENCE TWINS – Chuck & Blair

Hi Goddesses

I hope the weekend is treating you well.  I am a little pooped already – that stomach bug really took it out of me L

So here is my 2nd set of Essence twins and I have NO IDEA who Chuck & Blair are lol.  Anyway, Chuck is a lovely deep royal blue which is 98% opaque in 1 coat, and Blair is all sorts of glitterama!

This is not my usual combo, but given my recent softening to all things blue, I had high hopes.  Turns out, I’m not totally blue yet and I didn’t love this on ME, but this is still a great combo.

The highlight and the disappointment of this polish for me is the Blair half, the glitter bomb.  Blair is mainly round silver flakes which can turn pewter in certain lights, and then lots of micro dots of holographic glitter, which make it twinkle like fairy lights when the sun catches it.  This sounds lovely, but it left me a bit underwhelmed, mainly I think, because of Edward.

In Bella & Edward, Edward takes on the green hue of the base polish, and this would have been a lot more magical for me if the glitter had had more blue to it.

Hang on.  Rewind.  Did I really just say that??  Lol, yes, I wanted more blue in the glitter.

So, for any normal polishaholic, this is gorgreous.  From a distance, your hand almost looks like a starry sky.  For me however, it doesn’t light any fires, which means this is now winging its way to the lovely Bee in sunny FLA (love that song!)

Enjoy xx J

Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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