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Essie Miss Fancy Pants: Swatch and Review

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Hello gentle readers. Another Essie polish, another positive experience. Yes, you read that right. Positive. I know... I'm a little gobsmacked, myself. Here we have the ladylike, oh so neutral and appropriate for any setting, any occasion Essie Miss Fancy Pants from their Autumn Stylenomics Collection. This is a gentle, greige taupe crelly. Two coats and Seche Vite. The formula on this polish is really good. Smooth, silky and biddable, it sat sweetly down where I placed it, glided up my nails with no streaking, dragging, running, pooling or bubbling. This polish self levels well and dries in decent time, especially with Seche Vite. Don't adjust your screen. No, you don't need an eye exam. I have actually given two Essie polishes in a row very good reviews. And happy I am about it, too. I am beginning to wonder if Essie has worked on their formula and made it better or if I just got lucky with these two polishes. I hope so. I really, really want it to b

Essie Bikini So Teeny: Swatch and Review

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Hello gentle readers. I have a beautiful Essie polish to share with you, today. I swapped with a very nice gal I met on a Facebook group for this polish and I am so glad that I did. This polish is from their Summer? I believe? Collection. This is a beautiful medium slightly greyed blue creme with a lovely silver shimmer. I applied two coats and Seche Vite for this swatch. I shot this in the sun and it photographed a bit light and the shimmer doesn't show up well at all. My camera washes out colours like this so terribly. Grrr! The colour is closest on my index finger. You are probably going to fall over when you read my review of the formula. The formula on this polish... Wasn't so bad, actually. The first coat was a tad streaky but not badly so. I quickly learned that this polish likes to be applied with plenty of polish on the brush, and it doesn't appreciate being overworked, it can drag, if you do. The second coat floated easily up my nails, self leveled lik

China Glaze Wicked: Roguish Red and Glitter Goblin

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Hello gentle readers. Today wraps up my trio of China Glaze Wicked Collection for Hallowe'en 2012 review posts. The two final polishes are Roguish Red and Glitter Goblin. Roguish Red is a beautiful, warm, red-orange creme. This polish pulls more orange than red on me. I was honestly expecting it to tone more red than it does. I don't mind, tho. I like this colour a lot and I think that it is a versatile shade that can travel with you from season to season. This swatch is two coats and Seche Vite.   The formula on China Glaze Roguish Red is really great. Smooth, creamy, easy to apply and control, this polish lies down where I put it and goes on without dragging, streaking, bubbling, running or pooling in my cuticles. Dry time is good, too. This colour isn't terribly unusual but it is a splendid example and if you are craving a colour like this, well worth getting your hands on. And now for the grand finale. This is Glitter Goblin. When I took the bottle