Let's start with the experiment.
I heard about the Essence Peel Off Base Coat, thought it looked cool and sat in jealousy that I'd never be able to get it in the US. In come the nail polish science nerd girls! As you may have already heard, Essence's Peel Off Base Coat is pretty much the same as PVA craft glue, which is pretty much the same as Elmer's Glue. I won't get into the details here because I'm not as smart as the girls who figured it out. I'll just point you to the first places I heard of this at LabMuffin and Nails by Miss Lizard.
I put my Elmer's Glue in an empty Seche Vite bottle I had. I've never used up a whole bottle of nail polish but I go through base and top coat like no other. I read to water down the glue a little bit. I think I might have watered down a little too much. How do you know? I have no idea. It just looked like I didn't have anything on my nails after one coat. So I painted two coats. Still kind of looks like nothing I guess. I waited for it to dry completely before attacking it with glitter.
|There's glue on my nails!|
|Just about dry|
Ok now for the glitter!
|Blurry to show the glitter|
Purple Moon is one serious glitter. I can't even. I knew pictures were not going to do this polish the sparkly justice it deserves so I made a video for all of you. Ok it's not my best work and I had to ask Robin how to remove the soundtrack so you couldn't hear that I was watching The Daily Show while I was making the video. But hey, LOOK AT THAT SPARKLE!
Pros- The whole time I was applying this polish I kept saying out loud, "This polish is SO sparkly!" The holographic glitter really pops.
Cons- I'm not a fan of the tall bottle. It doesn't fit in my Helmer standing up, where I have a designated drawer for indies. It does fit in the Melmer drawer standing up though.
Overall- This is a true glitter bomb. It sort of reminds me of Kleancolor Holo Chrome but the added purple glitter makes it better.
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**This polish was provided by the manufacturer for an unbiased review**
So how did my experiment turn out? After a day of wear and hand washing, it was time to take a shower. By this point there was a stray piece of glitter sort of hanging off the tip of my thumb nail. Ill admit it, I'm a picker. I picked at it. It ended up raising off the nail a bit and allowing the water underneath. Since Elmer's Glue is water based, guess what happened?
|It came off in one piece!|
Only one nail did not come off in one piece. Cool huh? Way easier than the foil method.