The recent Essence Snow white collection was a massive hit! Everyone went mental for it over here and internationally. I was fond of a few of the polishes but by the time I got around to buying them the stand was pretty much gone. Thankfully I received all the ones I wanted bar one in swaps :D Today I have Essence Sleepy.
Sleepy is a light blue creme with blue shimmer running through it. The shimmer is actually more noticeable in real life. I was having a bad camera day :P
Sleepy was part of my swap with Theodora and I am delighted to have him. I was actually in town looking for him before my swap package arrived and he wasn't there! The shimmer really makes this polish stand out. I loved wearing Sleepy. the shimmer really transformed it from being a nice but slightly average blue to looking like the water when the moon shines down on it. So pretty!
Click on the pictures to really see the gorgeous shimmer.
Application was awful weird though! It reminded me of the new Opi black spotted polish. When I put the first coat on it split and had the exact same effect as spotted! I wore this without a basecoat and used slighter thicker coats. 3 coats gave a nice opaque and even appearance. I wouldn't be put off by the formula. It's easy to build up the polish and the end result is well worth it.
I didn't use a topcoat but to be fair look how glossy it is on it's own! Essence polish lasts for ages and I often go a week or more without chips. They have since changed their bottles so I'm not sure if the formula of their polish has changed too. I really hope not! The new bottles look tacky in the promo pictures.
Who was your favourite dwarf from the Snow white film?