Hello there! I basically went missing from the internet for the past few days. I was out of Pune for 3 days and also had my birthday on Sunday (the 4th), which kept me busy. Overall it was lovely, had loads of cake, met up with friends and a nice romantic dinner. My boyfriend got me something from one of my wishlists! Probably the only time he visits the blog! :p
So yea, I’m 26 now. Should be looking into anti-aging stuff? Any changes you did in your routine once you crossed that ’25’ barrier? Mentally I still feel like I’m 14 (maybe 16 at times), so I can’t really cope with all this! Guide me!
Anyway, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Let’s get back to this gorgeous nail polish, it needs our attention.
Essie On A Silver Platter from the Encrusted Treasures Collection is one gorgeous shade! Just look at it! When I think of a treasure chest, it’s the cartoon version with sparkly gems sitting in gold. This one comes close to that! You have dense champagne gold microshimmer in a clear base, small glitters in navy and then the real star, chunky iridescent royal blue glitter! I’m sorry, I just could not condense that description into something more concise.
This nail polish is also guilty of bringing down my productivity when I wear it because I’m just staring at it all the time. Hypnotizing stuff right here! The combination of gold and blue is just so bold and striking. Now, glitter might not be for everyone but, this also looks great when layered or used just at the tips.
The formula is quite good. It’s thin and spreads easily, the glitter is distributed evenly and doesn’t stick at the end of the nail. The base is sheer but I think 2 coats gives you a near opaque look. I’ve used two in the photos below. The longevity is similar to other Essie polishes and better than average. On me it’s 5 days with some tip wear. Also, generally my right hand nails are more prone to chipping.
The finish is a bit gritty but not as much as textured nail polishes. I actually don’t mind that it’s not glossy. As with most glitter polishes, it is a pain to remove so the foil method is the best way to go.
Essie unfortunately isn’t easily available in India. I bought this from eBay, which is your best bet. You get 13.5ml of product for around $8.
Name: On A Silver Platter
Brand : Essie
Colour : Blue glitter in gold shimmer base
Product Amount : 13.5 ml
Consistency : Thin
Coats : Opaque in two-three coats
Durability : No chipping for 5 days
Price : $8 ~Rs. 500
Overall : 4/5
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