Essie On A Silver Platter Nail Polish

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.

Essie On A Silver Platter 1

Essie On A Silver Platter 2

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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

Available at : Macy’s, Nordstrom, Beauty.comBeautyBay, eBay (shopping guide in link)

Overall : 4/5



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  • Clever Girl Reviews

    I have problems with polish like that cause I always want to pick at them! It’s lovely though.

    • Xuvious

      Lol I used to do that as well but I ended up with pretty bad nails so now I stop myself! :p

  • Linda Libra Loca

    This looks lovely on you, but I just can’t stand wearing glitter anytime else than Christmas and New Years. It is just to much for me in everyday life.

    I can’t say i changed up my routine when I turned 25. In fact, my mom got me eye cream for my 18th birthday, along with the advice of starting early…

    Acid toning and sunscreen, along with a serum tackling your skins needs is what I would suggest. And eye cream, of course. Never too early to start with that one!

    Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Xuvious

      I guess the biggest problem is that I started pretty late on sunscreen. It’s usage isn’t that common here (if you look outside the beauty blogging bubble). Also started using an eye cream this year.
      I guess I’m just going to keep going with my current routine. :)

      • Linda Libra Loca

        If sun damage and dark spots are something that is troubling you, you might want to start with some acid toning. There are affordable options and they work great without being to much of a fuzz.
        Or you just leave things the way you are, which is totally fine.

  • Krithi Marla

    hey this shade is in my top wishlist but i dont know from where to get ….so waiting to travel :)
    and u dont look like 26 and 26 is not old enough 😉 …look at me im already 33 hehe :)
    BTW i suggest u to start considering anti age stuff may be serum ….bcos they say its better to start once u cross 25 …i didnt start anything until 30 :) ……but i always wished i should have done it earlier ….
    and Im curious what your BF got from the wish-list and belated happy bday to u gal ….hope u had a good day :)

    • Xuvious

      Lol, my problem is that I don’t look 26, people still ask me where I’m studying. :p
      Girl, you don’t look 33 either so I think you might have gone through similar things! 😉
      He got me a dress from the list, a skort actually. :)

      • Krithi Marla

        Yes ,still people think Im in my 20s and in a way its good feeling as long as it lasts 😉 lolzzz
        wow at skort ,thats really nice 😛

  • Paro

    Love that essie colour! Wish there was a easier way to remove glitter polishes though.
    When I turned 25, the word “collagen” started popping up in Foundations, moisturizers, eyecreams, body lotions.. not anymore, which makes me feel like anti-aging products are a marketing strategy. Saying that, love my chemical exfoliators, they make a massive difference! Well, that and sunscreen :)

    • Xuvious

      Thanks for your insight. I agree, a lot of marketing is just keyword related but overall I think I just have to maintain the routine I already have. :)

  • fiona furtado

    Happy belated birthday sweetheart!
    I have been lusting on this one ever since I saw on fleur’s YouTube channel!! It looks so fab on you my girl I want it nowwww… Thanks for the link.

    • Xuvious

      Thank you Fiona! xx
      Yes, I remember that video too, it looked so good on her! :)

  • nausheen

    It’s a lovely nail paint, Your OOTD is gorgeous :)

    • Xuvious

      Thanks! xx

  • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Happy birthday!!! The nail polish is pretty for sure! If I could handle glitter, I’d definitely consider wearing it :)

    Nope, I don’t remember switching up my skincare when I turned 26. 30 yes, but I’ve always had a pretty good skincare regimen, so I pretty much stuck to it. Do you think your skin is different now in any way? If not, you can probably wait a bit longer (I think)!

    • Xuvious

      Thank you Sunny! xx
      Yes, much like what everyone else said, I’m just going to stick to my routine. But I was curious to know if things suddenly changed at any particular age (routine wise). :)

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Happy birthday! What a cute nail polish. I’d probably layer it over a dark base color.

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Melissa! xx
      Yep, it would look great too. I layered it over white once, so beautiful! :)

  • Liz

    Happy birthday! 26 is still very young. They say prevention is everything but genetics play a large role as well. I remember trying to “step things up” at that point but it honestly wasn’t necessary.

    As for the polish, I have it but didn’t like it on first try so it’s sitting in a pile somewhere in my room. I think it was the gritty looking finish but I do love the colours involved here.

    • Xuvious

      Yes, completely. I try to notice changes in my mom’s skin as well because so far it’s been a pretty good indicator for mine!
      When it comes to nail polish I can forgive formula and texture if the colour is good enough. :)

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