NOTD: Essie Blanc (& Catrice Million Dollar Baby)

A few months ago, my sister started obsessing over while nail polish and soon enough the obsession reached me as well. The only problem I had is that all the white nail polishes I’d tried were crap. They were streaky and never seemed to dry, so my manicures always became one big mess. When a few weeks ago, I was standing before the nail polish rack in the drugstore with my 50% off Essie coupon in my hands, deciding which shades to take home with me, Essie’s Blanc was the obvious choice. Being a huge Essie fan, I only hoped that their white nail polish will live up to my expectations. And luckily, it has! It is not streaky, dries fast and lasts for a very long time on my nails. You still have to be a little bit careful with the application, because if you put on layers that are too thick, it will get smudged and the application won’t be perfectly even. I apply either three thin coats or one thin and one a little bit thicker coat to get it perfect. 

I’ve been wearing Blanc all the time for the past two weeks, but I wanted to make my nails look a little bit more festive this weekend, now that Christmas is almost here, so I picked up Catrice’s Million Dollar Baby and applied it over the white nail polish. I think the manicure looks super cute! You really can’t go wrong with glitters during this time of the year, right? I’m not sure if it’s noticable in the photo, but Million Dollar Baby actually contains two types of glitters – very tiny gold ones and some bigger silver chunks. I find it very convenient, as the silver as well as gold jewellery go very nice with it. 

P.S. You can get the ring that I’m wearing here at Destination Pretty, my very own online store. It’s currenty 10% off! 🙂

26 Comments

  1. Maja
    December 23, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    Catrice Million Dollar Baby je torej ta 'skrivnostni' glitter lak… 😀 Zelo lepa kombinacija! Meni je tudi Essie Blanc zelo všeč, ga kar pogosto nosim zadnje čase… 🙂

    • Sandra
      December 27, 2013 / 9:46 pm

      Haha, skrivnosten, ja. Samo ni se mi ljubilo iti pogledat kako se mu reče. XD

  2. Katja - Viva la vida blog
    December 23, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    Najbolši je tale essie <3 <3 <3

    • Sandra
      December 27, 2013 / 9:46 pm

      Ja, res je super!

  3. Taya
    December 23, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    Jaz sem na koncu dobila še en bon in tudi vzela tale Essiejev lak in mi je ful všeč, ampak moram paziti, da ga ne bom uporabljala pri vsakem nail artu, ampak samo za celotno manikuro, ker drugače ga bo zmanjkalo v manj kot pol leta. Drugače pa razmišljam o podobni zlato-beli kombinaciji za božič, nekako mi letos ni za rdečo. 😛

    • Sandra
      December 27, 2013 / 9:47 pm

      Ja, tegale je res vredno šparati. Za nail art je verjetno tudi kakšen slabši čisto v redu. 😀

  4. sleepandwater
    December 23, 2013 / 3:36 pm

    Very pretty effect! I have only tried one white nail polish and the formula was a disaster – it was literally like painting the nails with a liquid correction pen. So gross. I'm sure this Essie one is much better 🙂 The white background really provides a good contrast for the gold glitter while still looking harmonious.

    • Sandra
      December 27, 2013 / 9:49 pm

      Yes, definitely much better! I've had such white nail polishes before and they're not even worth a cent. Terrible.

  5. Živa
    December 23, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    Res ful lepo, pa prstanček je čudovit! <3

    • Sandra
      December 27, 2013 / 9:49 pm

      Hvala!

  6. Mushei
    December 23, 2013 / 6:40 pm

    ful luškano! in prstančk, oh <3

    • Sandra
      December 27, 2013 / 9:49 pm

      Hvala!

  7. Ana Ina
    December 23, 2013 / 6:43 pm

    Zelo lepa kombinacija, prstanček je pa perfekten, bo treba kaj naročit pri tebi 😉

    • Sandra
      December 27, 2013 / 9:49 pm

      Hvala! 🙂

  8. Jana D.
    December 23, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    Super kjut!<3 Očitno rabim še ta zlat glitter 😀 xx

    • Sandra
      December 27, 2013 / 9:49 pm

      Hvala! 🙂

  9. Gemma T
    December 24, 2013 / 2:30 am

    Ah they look so pretty layered together! I love white polish, as it's the perfect base for any glitter top coat! xx Gem // Miss Makeup Magpie

    • Sandra
      December 27, 2013 / 9:50 pm

      Yes, it looks really pretty with any type of glitters!

  10. LyisaMarie
    December 24, 2013 / 10:51 am

    Super kombinacija! <3

    • Sandra
      December 27, 2013 / 9:50 pm

      Hvala!

  11. With love, Ana.
    December 24, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    Čudovito! Bel lak je res zakon <3

    • Sandra
      December 27, 2013 / 9:50 pm

      Hvala!

  12. Nuša Pavlič
    December 25, 2013 / 11:38 am

    Prečudovito! Vsi hvalite ta lak, res moram ob naslednjem višku denarja ponj.♥, moonchild beauty blog

    • Sandra
      December 27, 2013 / 9:50 pm

      Nujno! 🙂

  13. Hue Rocks
    December 30, 2013 / 9:42 pm

    I also got this Essie nail polish and the finish is not perfect, I'm really sad. Even if I apply 3 coats, it has an uneven coverage. Perhaps I got a bad bottle. Anyway, I'm happy yours is ok.

    • Sandra
      December 30, 2013 / 9:54 pm

      Ah, that's too bad. You should be really careful not to apply coats that are too thick. Try applying very thin coats, and it should work fine. 🙂

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