|1st row: Be Optimistic! - Galactic Black - Hard To Resist - In Style|
2nd row: Princess Prunella - Make It Golden - Rich & Pretty - Time For Romance
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Essence Make It Golden. The close-up shows 2 coats on a naked nail. It's not hard to get the glitter out of the bottle, you do have to be carefully with placement though. If you hit the same spot with the brush twice, you'll drag along the big particles.
Below is 2 coats on a naked nail, 1 coat over Wet 'n Wild Black Crème, 1 coat over Essence Denim Wanted LE My Boyfriend's Jeans. As you can see this polish has micro-size glitter, along with 2 different sizes hexagon glitter.
Below you can see it has a bit of that jelly finish, it shows a little bit of VNL. In real life it doesn't show VNL but it has great depth to it. Removal wasn't hard, the shimmer particles don't get stuck. I would recommend double basecoat for this one, I had smurf fingers when removing this, it stained my skin pretty bad.
The shimmer has green and blue to it, and I really really like this. It's not streaky and doesn't drag so that's good!
Essence Princess Prunella. Princess Prunella is a polish for women. Not for girls, but women. The lilac shimmer is way more obvious in the bottle but still very apparent on the nail and keeps the polish from becoming dull. This kinda reminds me of Paradoxal.
This one had the best shine to it from all I've swatched so far, and with 2 coats you are good to go.
I used 3 coats since it was rather sheer. Removal wasn't too much of a hassle because I painted 3 nails, snapped the pictures and took it off but a full manicure would require some work I think. Maybe I'll try this one over black.
When applying it may look like you'll get terrible brushstrokes, but when it dries the brushstrokes disappear. Very appropriate color for fall this one!
I do think it's good this only takes 2 coats for good coverage. The flecks could have been bigger, though.
Essence Time For Romance. Glitter in sheer pink base, large hexagon glitter, small hexagon glitter and micro glitter. There is even some holographic glitter floating around in there.
Compared to Make It Golden this one was a bit more trouble to get on the nail. The large hexagon pieces won't come out very easily so that's a bit of a bummer.
Below you see 3 coats on a naked nail, 1 coat over Wet 'n Wild Black Crème and 1 coat over Manhattan 65K.