ProcrastiNails: Swatch-It Sunday: Essie Belugaria

People either love this polish or hate it. Me? I love how it looks, but I HATE the trouble I have putting it on. It’s more difficult than any textured polish I’ve used, hands down. But I like how it looks totally black from one angle (like the pinky in this shot) and yet shows off a riot of colour from the holo glitter from another angle! Love love love. 🙂

Belugaria is from Essie’s Encrusted Treasures Collection, which is a holiday set for 2013. This is the only polish I got from the collection since I found all of the others pretty ‘meh.’ It’s described as a “holographic jet black lace.” Lace? Lace? Does this scream “lace” to you?! Hahah. How odd. I’ve read this is supposed to be a play on the caviar look from a few trends ago (get it? the name is a play on Beluga Caviar… yes, I had to look that up.) but I think it just looks like any other textured polish, plus some awesome large holo glitter.

Like I said earlier, I HATE applying this polish. I have to fight to get colour to the edges of my nails, because the polish is so encrusted with texture and dries fairly quickly. My trick to get around that is simple: black undies! For these swatches I started with a single coat of Sinful Colors Black on Black (it doesn’t matter if it’s streaky, it’s going to be covered anyway) so that I didn’t have to worry so much about getting the base colour around the edges of my nails. Worked like a charm!

I love how the glitter is hidden throughout the rest of the polish… I remember being disappointed when I looked at the bottle because I couldn’t see much glitter and I thought it was going to be sparse, but when I applied I was very quickly proven wrong. For some reason the first coat of polish here is a bit sparse with the glitter, but when you apply the second coat WOOOSH A TON OF GLITTER. I don’t get it, but I’m not going to question it! 😀

So that’s Belugaria! What do you think? Love it or hate it? Let me know!! 🙂

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