Friday, July 1, 2011

The Never-Ending Swap: Essence Blue Ray + Golden Rose Flakie!

Hello lovely ladies! Today, I finally have pictures of the contents of my latest swap package with Kati P. from the Netherlands! We have kind of a never-ending swap going on..... 3 packages so far! I hope she enjoys receiving my packages as much as I enjoy getting hers!! She sends the best goodies! Especially these coffee candies I'm quite fond of and the TASTY waffle cookies! (That keep mysteriously ending up GONE off of the table and end up in my belly at LIGHTNING speed.......)

Anyway, on to the goodies!

Catrice Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans, Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy, Iron Mermaiden, and Pink Spring
(I can't WAIT to use EP,LS.... I say that ALL THE TIME!!)

Essence Magnetics! Miracle Shine!, Hex hex!, and Mystic Wish! This completes my set of Magnetics! :)

Essence Irreplacable, Out Of My Mind, Sunshine 4ever, It's Purplicious, Blue Ray, and Love Peace and Purple

Golden Rose 14.... FLAKIE!

Of course, I couldn't wait to get that Flakie on my fingers..... So I had to play! I originally put it over Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans, but I took a shower an hour later and chipped it. ( I guess I showered too soon). Of course, it was BEFORE I got pictures of the flakie, so I had to redo it! This time, I layered it over Essence Blue Ray.

Here is Blue Ray by itself. It comes from the Essence Holographics collection.... but as you can see it is NOT in fact holographic. It's a blue/purple duochrome. Now, the duochrome is gorgeous in the bottle, but the purple, sadly, does NOT come out to play on the nail. With that being said, though, Blue Ray is beautiful! The formula was dreamy, with just 2 coats to teal, frosty perfection.

Then, I added a coat of Golden Rose #14, a teal flakie that is comparable to Nfu Oh #52.

I wish I were better at capturing flakies on camera!! The pictures do this absolutely NO justice, although if you enlarge them it helps. This manicure shined like a gorgeous teal and green opal! Love flakies!

Thank you for another AWESOME swap, Kati.... I hope you enjoy my package as much as I enjoyed yours!! <3


  1. I am happy you enjoyed it! We are swap buddies :D

  2. These are so great! I need to find someone to swap with so I can get some of those waffles... They're the ones with caramel in the middle, right? LOVE

  3. I feel the same way, they're impossible to capture! I promise they look 100x better in person lol.

  4. @thenailholic: YES! They are SOOOO tasty!

    @Megan: I know! I can't figure it out!

  5. gorgeous polishes! the catrice ones are so pretty. one of em reminds me of wnw grays anatomy/opi not like the movies :D

  6. Super jealous of your amazing Essences!!


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