You may be sensing something of a theme here - Essie chrome polishes! I've been keeping my polish purchasing low lately but was just unable to resist these two polishes. I then just had to try them out, cos shiny. Let's take a look at the second chrome polish from Essie's Mirror Metallics collection, Nothing Else Metals.
Dammit, the name is terrible but the polish is pretty. Nothing Else Metals is a slow lavender chrome polish, very much Jem dolls from the early 90's but in the best way possible. I swear I had a dress for her in this exact colour. One thing I noticed about these polishes is that when you first apply it, the brush strokes are really visible but after about 30 seconds they disappear, which is kinda cool. I love the colour of this polish but man, does it show all the imperfections in your nails. Given the amount I change my nails, they take a beating (I'll miss you, middle nail :( ) but it usually doesn't show this badly in the pictures. I think it's more a complaint of the finish than the polish. I wanted to accent this somehow so I added little glitter chevrons near my cuticles, using my usual glitter application technique.
The Verdict: Love the colour, wish chromes in general were more forgiving on the application. I'll take it, though, to get 80's barbie nails!
- Essie Nothing Else Metals, $6.75, Essie .