Dry, Dammit!

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essence Steel-ing the Scene gold topper from the Metal Glam Collection

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Hello, tonight I have for you a glitter top coat by essence that I wore for about four or five days last week. It’s from the latest limited edition collection called Metal Glam. Before I get into it though I want to say sorry about not posting for almost a week. I have big news though – my husband and I got a dog! Her name is Shelby and she is a six-year-old collie staffie cross who was surrendered to an animal sanctuary where we got her from. We are in love! See my Instagram account for pictures! But now back to the nails! Scroll down for pictures and more information.

essence Steel-ing the Scene gold topper from the Metal Glam Collection by Dry, Dammit!

essence Steel-ing the Scene gold topper from the Metal Glam Collection by Dry, Dammit!

essence Steel-ing the Scene gold topper from the Metal Glam Collection by Dry, Dammit!

essence Steel-ing the Scene gold topper from the Metal Glam Collection by Dry, Dammit!

So the gold topper from the Metal Glam Collection is called Steel-ing the Scene and what you see is one dabbed coat with Seche. In the collection there are also four “liquid metal effect” polishes – the purple one you see above (called Petal to the Metal), a green one, a gold one and more a bronze one. Petal to the Metal is the only one that really appealed to me, and I’m so glad I got it because it’s just one coat! Plus I’m sure it will be great with stamping, too. But back to the topper. I am super impressed with it. While it’s not actually real 18k gold like OPI The Man with the Golden Gun, it did remind me of this and I think it’s killed my lemming for wanting to buy it. And it’s a bargain too at AU$3.50! Much cheaper, ha ha.

essence Steel-ing the Scene gold topper from the Metal Glam Collection by Dry, Dammit!

essence Steel-ing the Scene gold topper from the Metal Glam Collection by Dry, Dammit!

This is one dabbed coat of Steel-ing the Scene over two coats of W7 Sky Pearl with Seche. I love how the glitters flash so beautifully! A word of warning though – make sure to lay the glitter down flat. If you’re not careful some bits will stick out (even with a thick top coat) due to the fact the glitter is cut into shards. However, removal was surprisingly easy. I thought it would be too scratchy with a cotton ball, but using the foil method it came off perfectly in a couple of minutes.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$$3.50
  • Volume: 8ml
  • Coats to opacity: Glitter topper, so wear some undies!

Just yesterday my 1 year blogaversary ticked over, so I’ll be doing special post soon to celebrate, so please keep and eye out. Thanks for reading!

6 thoughts on “essence Steel-ing the Scene gold topper from the Metal Glam Collection

  1. I love how you layered this! I tend to layer gold-toned glitter over darker shades, but this looks gorgeous πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, I was going to do another lot of pics with a darker polish, but I thought this actually looks pretty good as it is. I might still just do it though to see.

  2. I am yet to try any Essence polish but I’m a big fan of their nail hardener and base coat. Such good value for money!

  3. Very pretty! I think I need to get Petal seeing as how it’ll be perfect for stamping, adore the greeny/blue W7, it looks fantastic with the gold over it!

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

    • Yeah, I really like the gold flakes with a pale base, it’s a bit more elegant looking I think. But I’d like to try with a dark base for a more dramatic effect.

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