EDIT January 7th 2016- If you are viewing this post to see swatches of the Essie Retro Revival Starry Starry Night release, please visit this post HERE!
I recently had the luck and chance encounter to grab myself a bottle of Essie’s Starry, Starry Night in a blog sale. It came along with a few polishes I had wanted (one of them was the Lilypad I showed here a few weeks back) so today I thought I’d wear it, and of course I had to photograph it.
So you all know SSN is a dupe of Chanel Ciel de Nuit, one I know I will never source out. Of course if I happened across one I will most likely change my mind and grab it, but I wont be tracking one in the near future. I can whole-hardheartedly appreciate this one on it’s own for ever more.
I do have some things I discovered that I didn’t realise about SSN prior to wearing it today. Also I have some regular old swatch spam, because gosh darn! It photographs so well!
The first surprising thing I noticed was the teal coloured undertone the polish has. It didn’t photograph showing it at all, and it’s something I’d never taken notice of in other swatches, but on my nails I can definitely see a teal in the navy base.
Of course, I also love that it can change to almost black, and sometimes a brighter blue depending on the vibrancy of the lighting around.
The other thing I have discovered is , it’s just not drying on me very well!
I am wearing Pretty Serious Cosmetics Rock On! as my base, two coats of SSN, and Dance Legend Go Fast topcoat. Usually I have no issue with chipping my polish or polish not drying fast, especially with this topcoat, but now, still 8 hours later, I can easily dent it with my fingernail. I sadly knocked my nails as soon as I finished taking these pictures so have a couple of dings in them. This NEVER happens, so I have no idea why it would be happening now. I might try a different combination of top and base coat next time to see if that makes a difference.
Anyway! It looks so pretty I dont even care! Sitting right up there with lots of my favourtie almost black shades with a hint of sparkle, SSN is taking pride of place in my top drawer. Top drawer polishes are reserved for those ‘must grab in a fire’ situations, after the kids and animals and husband of course.
There we go! I’m super happy to have this in my home. The sparkle is so delicate, just glinting at me and the colour is lovely. I was even surprised that the formula was better than I had imagined it would be!
I don’t have a whole lot left on my wish list, it’s nicely narrowing down. Of course I always manage to add a few new releases here and there, but for major things that have been discontinued, there’s only a couple.
On a side note- It’s my birthday soon, and I just found out today that my husband (who has a copy of my wishlist) has called Myer looking for Chanel Holographic for me. Oops! Lol! He doesn’t really understand how it all works, but it’s a bit cute and that counts right?