Hey everyone! I just felt compelled to tell you about my latest nail polish love! It's from Essence (a brand I find at Ulta) and the shade is "Date with the Night". Essence polishes are only 99 cents, however, they are a smaller size (.16 fl. oz.) And you know what? I have no problem with that. I don't often run out of nail polishes, and smaller, cheaper polishes are a great way to get some variety in my collection. I was drawn to this shade in the store because I think neutrals (light or dark) are just so easy to wear. You don't have to worry much about whether they're matching or clashing with something.
I'd describe this color as a dark taupe... it's got a lot of grey in it, and (in the bottle) I notice just the slightest bit of brown. On the nails it comes off as more of a gunmetal shade... something that would look really pretty with the gunmetal-toned jewelry that's so popular. This color is a bit reflective on the nails, but not overly metallic.
While this color does have the slightest bit of shimmer, it goes on the nails in a very opaque, creamy way. It wasn't sheer or streaky AT ALL. I could have stopped after one coat, but I had the time, so I opted for two, and then a clear top coat. Drying time wasn't exactly fast, but not an excessive wait either. This is the first Essence nail polish I've tried, and I know that all brands have their hits & misses with polishes, but this DEFINITELY makes me want to try more from Essence! :) The next test will be how long this lasts without chipping... I'll let you know in a future blog!
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