Monday, April 16, 2012

Essie Super Bossa Nova

i hope everyone's week has gotten to a great start! i'm so glad the weather is warmer... hopefully, it'll stay that way :)

today's polish is Essie Super Bossa Nova, a saturated berry pink. it's a pearl with a slight amount of blueish shimmer. it has a lovely formula that is easy to control and opaque in two coats. my complaint with this polish is that it dries dull. it doesn't look matte, just dull... to me, it's just not pretty at all. it ate up the topcoat, i had to use three coats to get it nice and shiny... however, once you get it all shined up, it's gorgeous!

one coat Seche Base, two coats SBN, three coats Seche Vite.

this is one polish i'd probably be willing to let go of if i find an exact dupe simply because it doesn't dry shiny... i just have to have shiny nails! i love the way completely matte nails look, but when i try them on myself i just hate them... maybe i would just need to get used to seeing my nails that way. how you do guys feel about matte nails? Ria :)


  1. I know exactly what you mean. I need my polish to dry shiny also. It is really pretty though.

  2. This looks gorgeous with the top coat. I can go either way with matte. I think some looks really suit it but sometimes it looks awful.

    1. i agree, some things look amazing matte... like flakies! i have yet to try it myself, though :)


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