I fell in love with this color for three times. First I fell in love with Zoya Charla, then I fell in love with Orly Halley's Comet and later I fell in love with Essence Choose Me. I was thinking - I need to get this one and I also need a backup bottle of it. Now it's finally mine, but there's no backup bottle in my collection...
This one is so pretty it needs more than just two photos. I'm sure mermaids wear this nail polish. It's perfect and it's one of the best shades in the history of nail polish. I dare to say this might be just as popular as China Glaze Ruby Pumps. It's new and it's already a classic - everybody owns it, whether it's Zoya, Orly, OPI or Essence.
Essence, Choose Me, 3 coats
Wanna see the close-up? I can almost hear the sirens singing. =)
As pretty as this color is, I didn't get a backup bottle of it. Why? Because it looks like crap on me. Too foily, too shiny, too ... blah. I thought I was gonna love it. But I don't. I mean: I DO love the color and the way it looks on the close-up photo, but IRL it just doesn't appeal to me. I'm gonna try to layer it over different dark bases. Maybe I'll love it then. Wanna see my layering experiment?
And what's up with the colors when you photograph this shade. I've seen a million photos of this shade and I thought I knew exactly how it looks. But then I got it and saw it in person and I was surprised. It looks a lot
I also have to mention that it's a pleasure to work with a polish like this one. Perfect brush, great formula, application was a breeze...
Do you own this shade? Oh, what am I saying. Of course you do. Do you like/love it or are you disappointed like I am?
Thanks for looking!