Let's be honest: I've never been a huge fan of sand nail polishes. I like my nail polishes smooth and creamy, not scratchy. However, my love for the TV series "Reign" and Queen Mary's dresses made me want glittery but regal nails. (Also, check out Reign's soundtrack, because I love every single song they feature!)
Specifically, this dress.
Also, can we talk about how beautiful Adelaide Kane is?
Enter Essie Encrusted Treasures collection.
I recently own Essie Hors d'Oeuvres, which I thought would be my favourite. And I reaaaally like it, but I have to say Belugaria took it's place!
I read many reviews online which dubbed it difficult to apply, however I didn't have any problem at all (except maybe my extreme clumsiness and painting over the skin, which is easily solved!)
However, I have to say I did cheat a bit. This is how I painted my nails with Belugaria:
- I didn't put any base coat on, because mine is already dry and gloopy so I have none at the moment!
- I put on a thin coat of a Kiko Black nail polish. It's extremely pigmented, so a thin coat will do. (I love Kiko nail polishes, as a base mainly because the formula is quite flawless!)
- I put on a thin coat of Belugaria. It dried veeeery quickly!
- I tried putting on some Seche Vite over one of the nails, but it made the polish look like a plain black creme polish. I repainted some Belugaria over that nail, and no harm was done!
- I did a second thin coat of Belugaria, although one coat was enough! But I wanted to see if it made it clumpier. I actually can't notice any difference wearing two coats from wearing one.
I love that it makes my nails look like a piece of a haute couture dress!
Final thoughts: I'm in love! It's a perfect party nail polish (I'm wearing it tonight!)
Final score: 9.5/10 (I wish there might've been a little more glitter, but I love it anyway!)