something blue

Something Blue… Essence – If I Were a Boy

Continuing with my quest to find the perfect blue I thought I’d try the palest blue in the range of Essence polishes. I could see it was a lot darker than the Zoya polish I tried last week but thought if the tone was right I might not mind it being darker.
The formula was a little nicer than the Zoya polish and it was almost opaque in one coat – hardly any streaks at all and quite a nice shine to the finish. I gave it a second coat just to make sure it looked good and even on every nail. It dried fairly quickly but the colour reminds me of blue tack. That’s not necessarily a bad thing and I’m sure I’ll use this polish loads in nail art but I don’t think it’s the one for the wedding. You can see that compared with the dress fabrics it’s a bit too bold and doesn’t have the pretty icy qualities needed for a blue snow wedding!