Essence // Holo Shimmer Nail Polish // Pixie Dust!

Heey guys!

I haven’t been able to spend a lot of time blogging recently as I’m struggling with my energy levels.  But I’m trying to keep my posts regular, even if they’re only short!

Today’s nails of the day come courtesy of Essence.  I bought several different ‘effect’ nail varnishes from them recently and am just getting around to trying them out.  This one is Holo Shimmer, which is a really fine, holographic effect glitter.  This shade, Pixie Dust, is the only shade they seem to do in the Holo Shimmer which is a shame as I think it’d be really pretty in some stronger shades.

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The polish is easy to apply and you don’t have to be too neat with it as it’s so light.  It is quite sheer, so although you could get away with one coat for a light mermaidy-shimmer effect, you need 3 or 4 coats for an all-out obvious sparkle!  This is 3 or 4 coats (I can’t remember) and as you can see, the white tips of my nails are still clearly visible through the polish.  It’s still quite pretty though, and catches the light really nicely, picking up on green, pink and purple hues.

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Next time I use this, I think I’ll lay it over a nice opaque pastel coloured polish to see how it looks.  The effects range also includes liquid foils, sparkling sugar (a rougher, textured glitter) and latex matt.  I picked up a black latex matt polish, which will I’ll show you guys when I use it!

You can buy these nail polishes in Wilkos stores, or online here for just £2!


What do you think of this Holo Shimmer effect?  Have you tried any Essence nail polishes?  Let me know in the comments or show me your nails on social media!

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