Friday, September 14, 2012

Essie - Cocktail Bling

Happy Friday!  I don't have a fancy polish for you today but I'm counting this post as fancy for two reasons.  One, because I love it and it looks awesome on me and two, because it's a dupe for Michelle Obama's Artistic Colour Gloss Soak Off Color Gel in “Vogue” nails from her speech at the DNC.  Whatever your political views are, you can not deny the fact that Michelle is FANCY.  She always looks flawless, her clothes are amazing, she's gorgeous and hello!!!!!!!!  those arms.  Now she's stepped up her nail polish game and the country nail polish community has taken note. 

Essie Cocktail Bling is from the Cocktail Bling Collection and  is definitely lighter than Vogue but it dries so much darker on the nail than it is in the bottle that I think it's a close enough dupe.  The formula is the usual Essie perfection, self leveling, quick drying and opaque in two coats.  I used Seche Clear base and Hong Kong Girl topcoat for the swatches below.

New shorties!  I love them!

Just realized this picture makes my nails look so uneven.  They really aren't, it' s just the angle.

So much lighter in the bottle than on the nail

What do you think?  Did you love Michelle's nails as much I did?  Have you tried to dupe them or even gotten the exact color gel polish?  Let me know and post pictures on our Facebook page if you did!

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