Thursday, October 2, 2014

Essence ~ 171 Galactic Glam



Essence ~ 171 Galactic Glam
Teal packed with shimmer

Today it’s time for a very simple mani. I started out with Galactic Glam from Essence. It’s such a lovely teal and it is absolutely packed with shimmer, and I love it. The formula is great and the polish is almost self applying. It was almost opaque after the first coat, but the second coat enhanced the colour a lot. Drying time is really good too.

Just for the record: My camera broke yesterday! :(  I took it in for repair and they said it might take 10 workdays to fix. So as from today I borrowed my boyfriend’s (admittedly casual, everyday and lower end) camera. I obviously need some time to get used to it, but please know that I’ve done my best. I promise that the pictures will be better from day to day :D

Okay, now that we’ve got that established, let’s get back to the polish. Here’s two coats and no topcoat:


I applied bling! One coat of Golden Rose #107 from the Jolly Jewels collection. It’s a two sized green/teal glitter and it’s absolutely gorgeous! I love this on top of the Galactic Glam.


I pretty much liked it like this, but did decide to make it look even prettier in the sunshine too. I applied a layer of Ellagee’s holographic topcoat “Rainbow Syrup”. It’s a gorgeous holo topper that doesn’t grey the underlaying colour. Take a look at how “discrete” it looks in the shade:


Here’s the holo goodness taken with the flash.




How's that? ♥

16 comments:

  1. I love Essence nail polishes. They are great and at $2.00 a bottle you can't beat them. They should be nicknamed the smart girl polish.

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    1. I must admit that I'm a fan too - they do make some really cool and nicely priced polishes :)

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about your camera! I hope you can get it repaired sooner than promissed :D
    Such a lovely combination of polishes!! I love the end result <3

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    1. Yeah, it's a bummer, really!
      And thank you - it's so much fun layering :)

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  3. This Essence is definitely worth having in your stash, I think. It looks very well top coated too. I hope that your camera will be back soon ;)

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    1. I'm so impressed with Essence as a rule! And I love this one :)

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  4. Aww, I'm sorry about your camera, a good thing they can fix it....
    This is more a you than me shade, but with the added holo it is gorgeous :)

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    1. This is definitely me - I'm thinking pretty mermaids and calm, nice water :) Thank you :)

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  5. I liked Galactic Glam with Golden Rose #107 over it. Looks amazing. :-)

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    1. I'm so pleased to hear that, thank you :)

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  6. Oh no sorry to hear about the camera! That's a long time to wait :-O

    GG looks amazing and I like the additions to it :-)

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    1. Yes, that is REALLY annoying, but I will obviously manage for a little while :)

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  7. A lot of teal and blue - love that!

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  8. Gosh I love essence, it just goes to show you don't have to spend big bucks to get a gorgeous polish. And your photos are definitely not the worst I seen. Hope your camera is fixed soon:)

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    1. I wish they'd sell Essence here, but I guess that taxes and VAT would make an inexpensive brand pretty expensive, so perhaps it's a good thing I can buy them on holidays :)

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