Today I have a super dark pretty to show you. Because it's so dark, I wanted to get it posted before we all turn our attention completely to fresh bright spring and summer colors. However, just because it's dark doesn't mean it's not beautiful! This is elf Sea Escape.
I picked up this glimmery little number back in the late fall, when I attended the elf Cardiff store VIP opening event, and sadly it sat in my untrieds for far too long. It's a black crelly jam-packed with purple, teal, and green microglitters, making it resemble the deep ocean depths, but only when you take the time and effort to really look at them. From arm's length, it appears glossy black on the nail. This also made it extremely hard to photograph.
|One of the very few pictures I could get of the sparkle in my lightbox.|
|I even needed my tiny LED book light to make it work, hence the bright blue tint.|
Shown here is two very easy coats of Sea Escape. My only complaint about application is that you have to be SUPER careful with it around your cuticles, or potentially have a huge mess when you try to clean up. Two reasons for this: first, it's black polish, and second, it's filled with microglitter. Either of those two elements make for a messy cleanup in the cuticle area, but when you put them together, it makes four times the mess!
I do love the way it catches the light, but of course the flashes are so small that anyone at a distance wouldn't be able to see them. By distance, I mean any more than arm's length. Even in full sunlight.
I wish I could say that it was just my poor photo setup that makes the depth of the polish hard to see but unfortunately these are pretty accurate to what you see in person. Even macros don't really bring it out of hiding...
All in all, this is definitely a polish for those who ordinarily like wearing black polish. I think it's gorgeous and would make a nice backdrop for nail art, but it probably won't be one that I'll be turning to again and again for daily wear.
Hope you're all having a great weekend, and I'll see ya Tuesday!