Etude House ”Evening Black Sand” – Swatches and Review

TGIF everyone!  🙂

It’s the weekend, yay!  I’ve been plagued with pregnancy fatigue again this week so I haven’t had much energy to really do anything with my evenings. And that includes writing blog posts, so my backlog is kind of non-existent right now. But it’s the weekend and I don’t have any plans so I’ll be able to relax and write away!

This is a polish that I wore back at the end of November.  This is Etude House “Evening Black Sand” from their Dear My Nails line.

I’ve always been a fan of Etude House‘s brushes and this one is no exception.  I think wide and thin brushes are their standard because I can’t recall seeing any other brush types on their nail polishes.

This nail polish is pretty self-explanatory when you look at it; it’s a black textured base with small bright red glitters in it.

The first layer I applied was very thin and it dried really fast, but the second layer was a bit thicker and that one took forever to dry. From what I’ve read about textured polishes in general though this seems to be the norm.

In these pictures I have 2 coats of polishes and no top coat, obviously!

I have to say that I LOVE the red glitters in this one and I find it adds a great contrast to the black base.

And here’s a macro shot.

I’ve always love looking at swatches of textured polishes and I find it’s a really cool effect, but I’m not hooked on the trend for myself.  If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I LOVE my smooth finishes and always go top coat crazy over glitter polishes, as in 3-4 coats, for that exact reason. So intentionally having texture on my nails just feels really odd to me.

I still lust after textured polishes when I see swatches online cause some of them just look darn amazing!  But I think it’s more the colours that draw me in as opposed to the textured effect.

Before I end this post I just had to try this polish with a top coat to see how it would look, so check it out.

Doesn’t it look amazing with top coat?!?

I’m really glad I finally tried a textured polish!  And even though I don’t like them on myself, I’ll definitely reuse this one with a top coat next time because I just love how it looks smoothed over.

Have you tried textured polishes?  What’s your take on them?

I bought this for $2.10 USD (at 20% off) on RoseRoseShop.

– Chantal 🙂

Notes:
Base coat: OPI “Nail Envy”
Top coat: Etude House “Art Gel Coat” x2 coats

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.