I was in the mood for a bright fun colour since the weather forecast for last week called for thunderstorms and rain.
Delhi Dance was part of Essie’s Resort collection for 2016, here are the rest of the colours from the small collection:
This was a recent addition to my collection, as part of my birthday haul, I got this for $2.99 at my favourite salon supply store in downtown Toronto, called Toronto Barber & Beauty Supply, or TBBS for short. It’s a favourite haunt of fivezero‘s as well!
Essie calls this shade “silky sari pink”. I call is a bright milky pink. The colour is teetering on neon territory but there’s enough white in it that it’s not full-on neon. Neon polishes often dry with a matte finish but this polish doesn’t do that. BUT, neons are notorious for being difficult to apply, and same with pastels. This polish exhibit the worst qualities of both neons and pastels. I had to reapply multiple fingers more than once due to streaks and bald patches. I was cursing this polish! 😦
Here’s what it looks like with 1 coat, I had to reapply my ring finger twice:
Here’s the second coat, I had to remove and reapply both coats of my index and middle fingers once each:
The pink is neutral and the brightness is a nice contrast for my skin tone, especially with the tan I currently have. My friend who hates bright polishes, actually commented, “Hmm it’s bright but I don’t hate it.” Well, there’s that! 😛
I tested out the Essie Gel Couture top coat with a regular Essie polish, as some of you requested in my review post. It wore quite well and the shine lasted all week:
I only had a tiny chip on my right hand index finger, and on my left hand middle and ring fingers. Compared to the Essie Gel-Setter top coat, this one is better, but compared to my beloved Poshe top coat, I still prefer the Poshe. I will be testing it with non-Essie regular polishes in the future.
And this week’s “hand holding random object” shot features a pack of gum I bought in Japan:
The name Xylitol sounds like medicine! It’s by Lotte, a large Japanese confectionery company. 🙂 I was excited to try Japanese gum but it wasn’t that good – not a lot of flavour and the gum didn’t last. Thanks for all your input on what random objects I can be holding from last week – I’ve got a long list of objects that will last me until the end of the year! 😆
I’m debating whether I’ll keep this polish – I don’t own a lot of bright pink polishes but the formula was such a pain to apply. What’s your favourite bright pink polish shade?