purchased by me
So I was actually going to pass on this collection because I already had some foils in my collection and figured I didn’t need these. BUT then I looked them up on eBay and found a deal I couldn’t pass up, so now they’re mine and I love them!
No Place Like Chrome,Blue Rhapsody,Nothing Else Metals, Penny Talk, Good as Gold
These are just beautiful to look at, they are soooo shiny! But beauty does come at a price, they show any and every flaw in your nail! The formula is nice, thin, dries really fast but unless you apply a ridge filler (and let it fully dry) they show even the tiniest dent in your nails. Now I was able to get them to look smooth because I have acrylics, however 1 or 2 coats(depending on the condition of your nails) of a good ridge filler should give you a good base for these.
Now onto comparisons. I originally thought I would need these because I already had some foils, but these aren’t foils they’re chromes/metallics so if you only have foils I hate to say it but you need these!
(L-R) Essie Blue Rhapsody, Color Club Lumin-icecent, Essie Nothing Else Metals, China Glaze Latticed Lace(yes, this is a crackle), Essie Penny Talk, Orly Rage, Essie Good as Gold, Orly Luxe, Essie No Place Like Chrome, Savvy Chrome
Essie Good as Gold, Orly Luxe, Essie No Place Like Chrome, Savvy Chrome
Essie Nothing Else Metals, China Glaze Latticed Lace(yes, this is a crackle), Essie Penny Talk, Orly Rage
Essie Blue Rhapsody, Color Club Lumin-icecent
As you can see some of the colors are similar but the finishes are completely different. The main difference between a foil and a chrome is shimmer. Foils look like ultra fine pieces of shimmer and chromes are smooth and shiny.
Then, I wanted to see what effect a top coat would have on these…
As you can see these do not need a top coat, in fact a top coat,of any kind, makes them look worse.
I can’t wait to play around with these, I see more stamping in my future! =)