Happy Monday! In yesterday's post I showed you Virgin Snow from the Essie winter 2015 collection. The star of the show for me however is Haute Tub, a black base with fuchsia shimmer.
The two photos above were taken outdoors in natural light, which brings out the fuchsia shimmer best. While the shimmer is prominent in the bottle it falls a bit flat on the nail and is hardly visible. All photos below were taken under my OTT lights.
Essie's Haute Tub is a black base with glass fleck like shimmer. When I first opened the bottle the base color looked like a very dark teal, but on the nail it looks completely black. The formula is really nice and very easy to apply. Here I am wearing two coats plus fast-drying top coat.
The concept of Haute Tub reminds me a lot of Frock'n Roll from Essie's last collection for Fall. Indoors in artificial lighting they look kind of similar. In good lighting Frock'n Roll is lighter, more grey and has silver shimmer. Let me know if you'd be interested in seeing a side by side comparison of those two!
Essie Haute Tub and the rest of the Virgin Snow collection is out now in German DM and Müller drugstores as well as Douglas stores and online. A 13.5ml bottle retails for 7,95€.