Cosmic Film

It came to my attention that my polish collection was sorely lacking in both neutral cremes and Essie polishes. Luckily, it was easy to kill two birds with one stone. [Disclaimer: No birds were harmed in the making of this post. They’re just a little annoyed with me.]

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This loveliness pictured here is Essie No More Film. It’s a sort of dusty blue-leaning plum color? It’s hard to describe. But it’s such a unique shade, I really enjoy it a lot. In real life, the color’s a smidge less blue and more purple than in my photos.

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This was two coats, which were a bit tacky (I think this bottle had been on the store shelf for a while, truth be told), which would have been fine on its own, but it became kind of a mess in conjunction with that weird, tiny brush! What is up with that? It’s so small! I feel like more people like smaller brushes, but… I just had such a hard time with it! 😦

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And then the flakies attacked.

This is Revlon Cosmic Flakies, and is one of the more unique flakie polishes I’ve seen among large cosmetic companies (indie brands tend to have way more impressive flakie polishes). The flakes have a color shift, from green to blue to orange, which I was really happy with. It got me a lot of compliments, too. 😀

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Cosmic Flakies was relatively easy to apply. I only needed one coat, with some dabbing and a little painting. I didn’t have very much trouble with flakes hanging off the end of the nail or anything like that, if I recall correctly.

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Lots of photos here! I wanted to make sure I got all of Cosmic Flakies’ color shifts. I think I got them all!

I’m not sure if it was necessary, but I did put a coat of Gelous on here before I added topcoat, just to make sure everything was smooth. Mylar flakes (at least I think these are mylar) tend to lift up a little and make topcoat uneven.

Boy am I using a lot of parentheses. Hm.

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