Monday, January 6, 2014

Essie Sparkle on Top

"Well, it was pretty in the bottle."

We've all been there, sorely disappointed by a beautiful nail polish in the bottle, that looks entirely lackluster on the nail. This is a sad situation, and a common one. This the story of Essie Sparkle on Top.

Sparkle On Top looked like some China Glaze Snow Gobe-esque  icy iridescent rainbow fantasy in the bottle, but it's all just a bottle of sorry and sad lies.

Sparkle on Top over Essie No More Film
Sparkle on Top is a mix of blue-green iridescent flakes in a clear base.

Color: Lies. Lies. Lies. This isn't some strong iridescent pretty multi-dimensional flakie situation. No, this is a sorry and sad flakie situation. These flakies/flakes have a faint blue-green shift, but mainly just look completely transparent on the nail. This looks so much better in the bottle.

Formula: The formula is fine. The flakes spread evenly and easily on the nail.

Price: I paid $8.50 for this CVS.

Overall: This is not worth your money. There are much better iridescent glitters and flakies out there that you will be happier with. I recommend China Glaze Snow Globe, China Glaze Make A Spectacle, China Glaze Luxe and Lush, or Essie Shine of the Times. Sparkle on Top is a Whompasaurus Rex.

My Rating: 1.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Monday!

18 comments:

  1. "It's just a bottle of sorry and sad lies." LOL!!

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  2. Its so not a flakie color! Sad to see that :(

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  3. Yikes, I was really close to picking this one up. I'm glad I didn't! Thanks for the honest review!

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  4. What a shame, I'm glad I didn't buy this! You'd expect more from the people who brought us Shine of the Times!

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  5. I LOL'ed so hard at "a bottle of sorry and sad lies"!

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  6. OMG, I loved this post just for your commentary! LOL I don't really like Essie as a whole, although I do have and love "Shine of the Times", but I really can live without most Essie's.

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  7. Oh sad...most of the flakies just look clear on your nails. :-(

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  8. What a disappointment! I hate when it turns out like that...I had some once that looked in the bottle as if it would be a blue glitter polish with a blue base to it, only to get it home and find that this was an illusion: you could only see the blue glitter or the blueness at all if you put it over another, lighter, completely different colour (like yellow)! Oddly enough, I am thinking it was an Essie too...

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  9. You're welcome!

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  10. Lol, it was.

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  11. Thank you! Essie has kind of grown on me since last year, we'll see if that lasts.

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  12. Yeah, it does shift subtly, but clearly not enough where it makes statement.

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  13. I hate things like that!

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  14. Well, shoot! In the photos I think it actually looks pretty neat - how disappointing that it's not. LOVED your description.

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