Essie Mirror Metallic in Penny Talk: Swatch and Review

Hello gentle readers.

Today is Wednesday. Dang, this week is going by fast! Some weeks crawl, some fly. This one is going at the speed of light.

Today I have a very pretty mirror metallic/chrome type polish to share with you. I received Essie Mirror Metallic in Penny Talk, a lovely, flattering, warm, rose copper chrome metallic polish that makes my nails look like newly minted pennies as a Klout Perk. I am surprised down to my socks at how much I like this polish. To be honest, I was planning to pass on this collection entirely. Essie polishes have been driving me crazy lately and I thought that I had enough metallic polishes. Guess I was wrong. Essie Penny Talk is a beauty. This swatch is two coats topped with Seche Vite.

Essie Penny Talk has a very nice formula. Really nice, for a metallic, in fact. Yes, I know that I ding Essie on the formula. Frequently. And not undeservedly, in my opinion. I am not an Essie hater, I love their colours and collections. They just make me drool when I see them. They make me want all of the things. But the formula on many of those things stops me dead in my tracks. Not this time.

Essie Penny Talk applied so nicely. It was amazingly smooth, sweet tempered and biddable for a metallic. This polish is densely pigmented and a tad thick, it was almost a one coater for me. Dang my demon ridges. If you have smooth nails and paint with plenty of polish and care, you could most likely get it done in one coat with this polish. There was no running, streaking, minimal bubbling, my fault, thanks to the fact that I tend to paint on thick coats. I did learn that over working isn't advisable when applying Penny Talk. Work quickly, smoothly and don't go back over it, as it can drag off. This polish dries quickly to a gentle touch and slightly dulled, a good top coat brings out that mirror like finish. There are some brushstrokes that mostly smooth out as the polish dries and top coat is applied.

The finish isn't perfect on this polish, as you can see. Remember, these are in macro and that can pick up every tiny flaw. At a normal distance, in person this is just so pretty. Smooth, soft, almost... Plush. I kinda dig this polish and I am now thinking that another colour or two might need to come home to live with me. I wonder how this polish stamps? I'll have to give it a try.

Do you own this polish or any of the other colour in this collection? What do you think of them? I'd love to hear what you think.

Thank you for popping in. Have a great Wednesday and may your polish never bubble.

This polish was a gift to me from Klout, a social media website. No review was requested and my opinion wasn't influenced by Klout.


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