Thursday, September 22, 2011

NOTD: Essence glisten up over Maybelline extreme black currant

I wouldn't have posted this NOTD if it weren't for the absolute amazing-ness of this combo! I realize that it is a little sloppy, but this color was just incredible, I think my favorite of all time.

As a base I used 2 coats of Maybelline Salon Expert 'extreme black currant' which is a deep blackened violet jelly (pictured above on the right).

Essence glisten up is a super sheer aqua with tiny glitters throughout and flakies. The flakes didn't show up much in the pictures, but I got this amazing greenish teal cast of 'glow' when I layered this over the black currant that took my breath away.

2 coats Essence glisten up over Maybelline extreme black currant:





I have over 100 nail polishes and I think this is my favorite color - EVER. It's just so bewitching!

What do you think?

7 comments:

cbsg5861 said...

Hi there! I just stumbled on your blog after searching reviews on the Big&Curvy mascara from the Body Shop. I've tried it myself- what a piece of crap, may I add! Anyways, thought I'd mention it here in case you missed my comment! Followed already :)

xx

Lexa said...

Hi there! indeed that mascara was a huge disappointment. thanks for following my blog :)))

Bubblefairy said...

Hey Lexa!

I love the nailvarnish combo! It looks stunning - I will seek something similar over here in the UK as I don't think they have the sparkly one over here. I have recently discovered a holographic glitter varnish by OPI, which feeds into my holographic glitter obsession! But I love the greenish glow ontop of the black you have used. Marvellous

Love the Bubblefairy
xxxxxx

Lexa said...

Hi bubblefairy! Do they sell essence where you live? I got this one in a swap from Slovenia. It's truly unique!
I used to love holos very much, especially dark/black ones but the obsession has passed. Now I am totally obsessed with flaky polishes, I think Nfu Oh makes the best, and they make amazing holos too!

Vulcan_Butterfly said...

Wow, this came out really awesome!

Anonymous said...

I found this thru Google, do you by chance have any extras of this polish you'd be willing to sell? It's my fave polish as well and I'm looking for backups!

themeanjulibean at hotmail dot com

Thanks :D

Lexa said...

Hi Anonymous -
I'm sorry I don't have any back ups :( It's a shame since the bottle is so small, I am using mine sparingly.
Good luck finding more :)