Essence The Incredible

Beautiful color? Check. Gorgeous shimmer? Check. Weird sand-like stuff in it? Check! Ahh I had such high hopes for this polish when I saw it in the bottle, but yet again it's an Essence sand effect polish that disappointed me. I've shown the Essence Sparkle Sand polishes before, and those looked great but their drying time was absolutely terribad. This polish from their Superheroes LE had a better drying time (still not great, but definitely not as bad) and required 2 coats, so far, so good! But ugh, the "oh while we're at it, let's throw in some sandy stuff as well" sand effect just doesn't do it for me!

Essence The Incredible

Essence The Incredible.

Essence The Incredible

As you can see, under lamplight the great shimmer starts to pop out even more, and that made me curious to see how it would look with top coat!

Essence The Incredible

Ohh, this polish had so much potential. Here it is with 1 layer of top coat, and that clearly wasn't enough, especially after drying in a little. You'd need 2 coats or more to get a really smooth gloss, which is too much for my liking. It's not a horrible polish though, don't get me wrong, I mean look at that color and shimmer!! But I had such high hopes and I wish they either bottled it without the texture, or with some good texture, it could've bean jaw-droppingly amazing!

Essence The Incredible

When I say I love textured polish, I mean the real textured ones. The ones that look and feel like a fine grit in a colored base, I think the pic below shows better what I mean :)

Polish with added sand, polish with even more added sand, err-what's-this-weird-stuff-on-my-nails texture, and lalalooove texture!

Essence The Incredible, China Glaze Bump In The Night, China Glaze There's Snow One Like You, IsaDora Wine Crush.

For a solid color as shown here, I don't mind number 2 really, but I'd pass on textures 1 & 3. Number 4 is the one that makes me go "where's the rest of the collection, I need them allllll!"

Now to end today's Negative Nancy polish talk, I bought one of the new Catrice textures the other day. I was worried it would also end up disappointing (since they're owned by the same company), but... it didn't. Yay! :) You'll see it on my blog soon. Take care & thanks for looking! ♥