Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Essie To Buy Or Not To Buy

When my nails are short, it's the perfect time to do some swatching and try some untrieds! Today, I have Essie "To Buy Or Not to Buy" from the Spring 2012 Navigate Her collection. I had too few purples in my collection, and this is part of the remedy.

To Buy Or Not To Buy is a light lilac with very hidden blue and purple shimmer. It leans a teensy bit more pink than in this picture. The formula was not my friend. It was streaky, and I had bubbling issues even though I waited well between coats. This took three.

The shimmer is so pretty! Now wouldn't it be nice if it actually showed??

Since I didn't get the shimmer, I added some glitter that was happily of the same colour. This is one coat of Kleancolor "Disco Ball". It has a coloured base that gives a sheer wash of blue along with the glitter.

Also, this is the first time in a long while that my fingers match my toes! I thought it was quite a momentous occasion. On my toes is Soulstice Spa in "Provence".

So the question buy or not to buy? What do you say?


  1. I was sooo looking forward to the shimmer in this, but I was so disappointed when it looks more like a cream finish... ):

  2. I think it is a very pretty color . Too bad I have always had bad luck with Essie polishes ( the 3 I have are a pain to apply )

    1. Oh that's too bad! I have several Essie polishes with lovely formulas, but I guess it is hit and miss.


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