On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

And on the Wednesday before Hallowe'en we wear pink... Bats! :D

Hello gentle readers. It's been a while since I did a pink mani for Pink Wednesday and I wanted to get back into the swing of it and I also wanted to do something Hallowe'en-y so, I decided to do pink bats and make it spooky and girlie.

The base is Essie French Affair. A very soft, blue based sweet pink creme that to me reads a touch lilac. I applied three coats and topped it with Seche Vite.

All photographs were taken under my OttLight.

Essie French Affair is a bitch. Pretty, soft, girlie with the black heart of a demon. I struggled with this polish, applied three coats and it fought me hard, every frakking stroke of the way. The first coat was streaky and nasty. The second coat was a little less so. By the third, I was frustrated and pissed off and ready to lob the bottle. 

I finally, at the end of the third coat got it opaque and fairly smooth. But there were sharp lines around that clearly delineated every coat and I had to do so much cleanup as I applied, due to the nasty, ever gloopier formula that built up on the neck of the bottle and oddly ran and flooded and pooled on my cuticles. 


A thick coat of Seche Vite was the saving grace. Without it, I would have definitely had to remove this polish. As it was, the Seche melted this mess down and finished smoothing it out, including around the edges. Bleargh! I wore this polish as a pedi and that should have been my warning. But no... It wasn't. Will I wear this polish, again? I seriously doubt it. There are a gozillion beautiful pink polishes in this world and almost all of them have a better formula. I don't need this one. 

Pink bats. :D I used BM 213 and Color Club Hot Like Lava. (Yes, I will be swatching and writing up the Color Club Foiled collection, soon-soon. :D) I topped my finished design with Seche Vite. Hot Like Lava is amazingly easy to stamp. The image isn't super intense but I like it as it is. In person, my bats have a lovely shimmer and a touch of sparkle. I kinda like girlie pink bats all over my nails. :)

Okay, so... There is yet another attempt of mine at Hallowe'en nail art. I am doing better than last year, that's for sure. lol

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a terrific Wednesday, everyone and may your polish never bubble.


  1. I like how french affair looks, but YES I agree its a pain to apply.. loving the pink bats :) BTW I saw an Essie Red Jelly but I cannot remember the name uggggg ... I thought about your search when I saw it.. not so much help LOL

  2. I agree. I LOVE the color of FA but hate the formula. Actually I hate pretty much all Essies but I am alone in my hatred. haha

  3. I love how you were able to combine the pink and Halloween themes into one...I never would have thought to do pink bats!

  4. Ooh, I'm looking forward to seeing your review of the Color Club foil collection. I haven't found it in stores here but I did come across a CC Kiss Me Mistletoe that is a metallic green that smells like pine when the polish is dry.

  5. Oh man she sure is one evil bitcha roonie doonie! I've only wore her once and probably never again! your bats looks really cute I like how its pink but still Halloween inspired.

  6. Amor, you are so sweet. I have seen some red jelly Essie swatches that have me drooling. I may find and buy them. Soon. lol

  7. Vinks, it is a beautiful colour, isn't it? Too bad the formula is such a stinker. If it weren't, I could see myself wearing this polish often. *sigh*

  8. Amanda, heh heh. We all love what we love. I am kind of hot and cold on Essie. When the formula is good, it is fabulous. When it isn't... Yikes.

  9. Mrsrexy, totally born of necessity. heh heh. I needed something Hallowe'en and pink, so... :D

  10. Desert Nails, I am looking forward to getting those polishes on my nails. :D Pine scented, huh? Might be fun for the Holidays, for sure. lol I am still hoping that I find the glittery collections at Ross, soon. I am drooling for Beyond the Mistletoe and Backstage Pass! :D

  11. Thank you sooo much Beauxsmom! :D Yeah, she is a biotch, for sure. A pity, really because she is so very pretty. *sigh*


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