Hello my readers!
Seems like I am already a little behind with my posts because the manicure I am showing you today I actually wore last week... So either I change my polish too often or I don't blog enough, haha.
Anyway, since I really liked this color, I will now introduce you to Essence's I'm a marine girl from their limited summer edition 50's girls reloaded. The collection consists of three different blue shades, a vibrant red and a white polish. I picked the intense navy blue with a matching shimmer in it. I took some pictures in sunlight as well as natural and artificial light, but the shimmer was really hard to catch on the nails, but I hope you get an idea. On my left pinkie I stamped a hibiscus flower with China Glaze's Adore from the Romantique collection.
|Essence's I'm a marine girl photographed in direct sunlight|
|Essence's I'm a marine girl taken in artificial light|
|Essence's I'm a marine girl photographed in artificial light|
The texture of the polish was not the best because it was thick and it was very hard to apply a thin coat. So I applied two thicker coats to get it completely opaque. Surprisingly drying time was really quick for such a thick nail polish! Afterwards I added a coat of Essence Extreme Shine topcoat.
After two days I needed a new look without redoing my nails so I just matted the navy with China Glaze Matte Magic. This made the polish look much darker and not sparkling anymore.
|Essence's I'm a marine girl with China Glaze Matte Magic Top coat|
On the third day I wanted something shiny again - still lacking the time for a new mani - so I added two coats of Nail Art Special Effect Topper Hello Holo, again from Essence. This is a clear base with small round holo glitter particles. Again the holo effect was pretty hard to catch on camera and from some angles it just appears as a simple silver glitter, but when the light hits right, there is a nice holographic effect!
|Hello Holo top coat in direct sunlight|
|Hello Holo top coat in natural light|
|Hello Holo top coat in dim artificial light|
So if you can find Essence's I'm a marine girl, I would recommend buying it since it's a pretty shiny and shimmery navy blue which costs only 1,79€ (approx. 2,55$) for 15ml.
Again, thanks for reading a be prepared for more swatches and reviews coming this weekend!