Just last Saturday I found a new Essence Collection displayed at my local Coop called Floral Grunge. While I always give the make-up items a pass (but they do look lovely) I usually pick up the one or the other nailpolish. I choose two polishes from the Floral Grunge Collection. First up Essence Black to the Roots. A deep charcoal polish with silver glitter that looks most interesting in the bottle. But that's about it color and finish wise.
The application was really great and the consistency is excellent and the brush is very good. I only realized after I came home that the caps are labelled - this one being "the Rough" but I wonder what it means because it really has absolutely nothing to do with any of the textured finishes we've been talking over the last couple of weeks but simply dries to a bumpy finish. AND a lot of the glitter sinks into the polish so there is not much sparkle to see. I added Butter London Hardwear on my middle finger:
Harlow & Co recently launched Wicked Polish in their shop and while at the moment all the buzz is about neon glitters I went for Black Lung (what a HIDEOUS name), a black jelly filled with tiny rainbow glimmer particles and some bigger black hex glitters. Black Lung (ugh I cannot get over this name) would probably require a couple of coats of reach a decent opacity but then I like my blacks to be deep opaque if you know what I mean.
Indoors in daylight the sparkle keeps pretty much hidden but there is a shimmer in Black Lung that gives the polish a blue tinge - very edgy I find.
In artificial light the sparkles really light up and twinkle beautifully.
The consistency is thin but not runny and distributes nice and evenly on the nail. I applied two coats over Essence Black to the Roots. I used Essence XXL Nail Thickener as Base Coat and Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer as Top Coat.
Final thoughts: I really love Wicked Polish Black Lung and find it an edgy cool change to all the pastels we have seen in the Spring Collections.
I ordered Wicked Polish Black Lung with Harlow & Co and I bought Essence Black to the Roots with the local Coop.
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