Essie Viva La Vespa.
This is another one of those jaw-droppingly gorgeous polishes that make me get all silly and googly-eyed. It's a medium purple shimmer polish that has a subtle duochrome look to it. It's like purple on top of more purple, and when the light hits it just right you can see little speckles of blue and red and purple. It looks almost metallic in certain lights, and it's so vibrant that it just glows. I love colors that glow, and this might be one of the glowiest ones out there! It is a little on the sheer side and definitely requires three coats.
My picture also does this polish no justice. I have a hard time getting purples to look right, they always end up looking blue. The color in this picture is actually pretty close to real life, but in real life it leans a tiny little bit more red-purple than this. Not bad at all. Sadly, this picture doesn't capture the glowiness of this polish. It's just... just... BAM!!! In your face!!! Glowy purple!!!
This color is (for some unfathomable reason) discontinued, but if you do get a chance to buy this, do it! You will not regret it. This is an amazing color- a color I have actually worn for almost two weeks straight because I love it so much. I never do that! Now that's saying something.
I'm working on a ton of awesome fun things right now, and I'll be doing swatches of some 2009 collections shortly. If I can get some decent sunlight, that is. I love winter and cloudy weather, but damn! Sometimes I just need to get my swatches done! LOL
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Posted by Scrangie at 11:38 PM