Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Essie Bell Bottom Blues Swatch and Review
Hi guys! I have one of the colors of the upcoming Essie Fall 2015 collection to show you guys. I picked this up at a local nail supply shop but I can't find any info online yet about the actual collection name or release date. All I could find are promotional bottle shots and polish names but no actual press releases. In any case, read on for more swatches and my review!
I'm a sucker for a good blue and this is no exception. Now, I know a lot of polish aficionados are not Essie fans due to their hit or miss formulas but I gotta tell you upfront, this is a total hit! It's called Bell Bottom Blues and in person, it's a dark blue/blue-green with a purple duochrome shimmer. Unfortunately, shimmer did not translate well unto the nail...however...it's still worth it
Here's what it looks like in the shade. You can see the purple duochrome shimmer in the bottle but nothing on the nails. This shot is also the most color accurate. Swatches are 1 coat, just one coat, without any topcoat. Let me repeat that, 1 coat!
This beautiful blue completely covers and self levels in just one easy coat. Since it's just 1 coat, it also dries really fast, about 5 minutes. It does stain, as some blue/teals pigments tend to do. Not a lot, it wasn't a mayor problem during clean up but I did have blue nails after I removed it.
Overall I'm thrilled with this color and glad I got it, despite the fact that I have so many blues. Since it's so richly pigmented and opaque, I'm guessing it stamps well and I have a mani idea to test it out. Like I said above, I purchased this at a local nail supply place. If I see more of the fall colors I'll do my best to buy them and swatch them for you guys.
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