Review: Essence Nail Art Sparkle + Sand top coat

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Hey Beauties!

Another novelty among Essence nail art range is their sparkle and sand top coat. I love sand finishes on nail and I grabbed the opportunity, as soon as I saw this top coat in the store. I actually really like it.

The packaging is standard glass bottle with plastic top. It says that it works with any essence nail polish - well doh! I have to admit, I have very old and very little of Essence nail polishes, because they chip on me the first day and are just not worth the buy. However, I did use it on Essence and other brand nail polishes.


The top coat shade is called 21 I Feel Gritty! It looks like a transparent nail polish with a lot of white and silver glitter.Maybe it's just one color glitter, maybe its white with silver shine, I really can't decide. 

There's 8 ml of nail polish and costs 2.19€, which makes it very affordable. 


The brush is standard. The formula of the polish is somewhat thin, yet feels more heavy or thick, while you're applying it. It applies evenly. I don't have any problems with the glitter not being even or anything like that.


Here I used this top coat over Essence Multi Dimension 3 in 1 nail polish in shade 53 All Access. Of course, this is a discontinued shade. It definitely gives that sand finish, because the nail polish has a bumpy surface. It also has silver glitter, which actually gives a nice effect. I admit, I would like it better if it would be just sand, but it's fine. The glitter is very tiny and it makes taking the nail polish off, easy enough. The top coat dries really fast and doesn't leave stripes or disturbs the nail polish underneath. 




Here you can see how it looks like over Maybelline Colorama nail polish in the shade 51. I have to admit that I think the sand effect gets a bit lost with other nail polish brands. Maybe it really is something with the Essence formula - it says works with any Essence nail polish. However, I do think it still looks really pretty with other nail polish brands. The silver glitter looks especially nice on a white base.



I also used it over Maybelline Colorama in the shade 261 and it made the manicure look so pretty. I think it gives a really nice shine to darker shades of nail polishes. It just gives you more dimension, plus I think it kind of looks blue with the dark red base. 



If you apply too much of the top coat, you loose the sand effect. I starts to look a bit blurry and thick. So one thin layer is more than enough.

I really like this nail polish, even though I would prefer only sand effect. I've grown to like the silver glitter and since it is easy to take off, I have been using it on top of many nail polish shades. It definitely works with Essence nail polishes. As far as the other brands goes, probably the effect isn't as pretty. If this is your cup of tea, I recommend it. 

Do you like this sparkle and sand effect on the nails?

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12 komentarji

  1. I was very excited about this polish and the catrice ombre one BEFORE they got to the stores. But now that they're here, I'm not interested: it's just not the effect I was hoping for.

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    1. I also had different effect in my mind, but I kind of got used to this one and now I like it:).

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  2. ne vem zakaj se mi tale ne zdi nekak preveč poseben :/ za bleščice pa imam tako posebej lak :P

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    1. Verjetno res ni ne vem kaj posebnega. Ampak meni se je nekako prikupil:)

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  3. Tale bo moj :) meni je full lep!

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    1. Meni je všeč, kako navaden lak potem izgleda malo "drugače" s tem:)

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  4. Meni je zelo lep, samo ni mi pa "sand effect", sem pričakovala drug videz :)

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  5. Všečen, še posebej zaradi srebrnega pridiha. na zadnji manikuri mi je še nekako najlepši, čeprav na beli je tudi nekaj posebnega.

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    1. Meni je tudi najbolj všeč na zadnji. Se mi je zdelo, da je naredil še najbolj zanimiv efekt:)

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  6. Žal nisem najbolj navdušena nad tem lakom, bolj kot berem review-e bolj ga ni več na moji WL :)

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    1. Popolnoma razumem:) Ni po pričakovanjih:)

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