Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Essie Let It Glow and Tonic Peacock Parade

I always quickly glance at the Essie stand when I go to the drugstore.  Last week, I got a coupon specifically for Essie, because they probably read my mind or who knows!  So, I spent a little more time looking, and of course I had to squat; 2018 and they can't make these at arm level, seriously.  Anyway, I saw this bubble gum pink & peach mix with gold shimmer that totally caught my attention.  Essie's formula is still horrible by the way, but the color was so nice.

The Essie needed something, so I grabbed this multichrome from Tonic that I had on my to-swatch pile.  I definitely need to get more nail vinyls, because they really make nail art effortless.  I though about pairing the two up right as I was polishing my first coat of pink.  The end result was worthy of this pic-heavy post.

I really like this Tonic.  I didn't want to buy it thinking that I had too many like it.  Thankfully, my friend K sent it to me, and boy was I wrong.  This is nothing like the other teal-to-purple duochromes I've seen or tried.  This shifts to so many beautiful colors, including copper, blue, and pink.  It 'glows' in the shade and indoors.  It is so mesmerizing, because the shift happens really fast, no matter the lighting situation.  I have to say, the finish is a bit brush-strokey.

Overall, I like both of these polishes a lot.  Lately, it has been hard for me to become impressed by new polishes coming out, but these two are definitely winners.

Layering Order:
Gucci Basecoat
2 coats Essie Let It Glow
Seche Vite topcoat
Star Vinyls from Vinyl Boutique (discontinued)
1 coat Tonic Peacock Parade
Guerlain topcoat

Bonus Pictures - Essie Let It Glow by itself

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These items were purchased by me or sent to me by a friend.  The above are not affiliated links.

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