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. 

Gah!!!  

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.

14 comments

  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

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  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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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  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

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  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*

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  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.

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

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  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

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  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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