For the base of the manicure I used Essence Miss Universe and stamped over it with Essence A Piece of Forever using Gals plate GA26. All the dots were also added using A Piece of Forever. Wasn't quite sure what I was going for, but I kind of like the end result...
I think it reminds me of some sort of animal print... dart frog maybe?
Essence Miss Universe is a black jelly base with a strong teal shimmer. This shade is absolutely gorgeous and a must for anyone who loves dark, mysterious polishes. Application was good if applied in thin coats. Thicker coats tended to drag. I applied two coats for this manicure, but probably should have done three because I can see through some of the black jelly spots, especially in the photos...
The only thing that drives me nuts about this polish is that "new" sticker on the lid. It is really a pet peeve of mine since the sticker always outlasts the newness of the polish... It is surpassed only by "new and improved" stickers on products. To improve something there had to have been a first version and if there was a first version then it is not new... so how can you have something that is both new and improved at the same time? OK, I digress, but really... just think about it...
You can see the beautiful blue/green shimmer in the closeup. At the same time you can also see that the jelly formula didn't quite cover the tips at two coats...
Color Name/Number: 147 Miss Universe
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: No
Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
I'd love to know what you think of this manicure and please pardon my rambling... it must be the lack of sleep :)
Thanks for looking and commenting!
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