Essence Midnight Date with City That Never Sleeps

I tried out one of the Essence Nail Colour3 polishes today, the blue one with flakie top. The double polish did feel a bit odd I have to say, I'm not used to holding bottles upside down! And I also wonder how the bottles will look in a while, I guess the best way to store these is on their side, but I can imagine the polish leaking in the cap at some point then. Ah well, on to the application!

The basecolor, Midnight Date, was on the thick side. I used 2 coats of it, but I wanted to apply a thin 2nd coat which didn't work so well, so the whole mani got a bit thicker than I'd like now. The flakie top, City That Never Sleeps, looks like Glisten Up! with a different basecolor. Now I love Glisten Up!, and this one looks great too, but I found it a bit harder to get the flakies even on all nails. Either way, it's a pretty, and I'm curious to see how it looks on other basecolors!
The combo could use some top coat to even things out when wearing them together, but I didn't use that now, instead I added Essence Soft Touch. I think flakies look great when mattified!

Essence Midnight Date, City That Never Sleeps and Soft Touch top coat.

Midnight Date on itself and MD with a coat of City That Never Sleeps.

This pic shows the subtle green shimmer in MD a bit better.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend :)