essence nail polish in 1000 light years away – swatches and review

Essence always seems to have a second collection of nail polish in addition to their regular line in their display at the store. The current collection is the out of space stories and every time I go to Shoppers Drug Mart I can’t help but scan the display to check out their products. A couple of weeks ago I decided to buy this nail polish called 1000 light years away.

essence out of space stories nail polish 1000 light years away

I’ve always been a huge fan of essence‘s brushes, and while this one is not as wide as their regular line it still works well.

essence out of space stories nail polish 1000 light years away

1000 light years away is a black jelly base with micro and mini holographic glitters. Here’s a macro shot to give you a closer look.

essence out of space stories nail polish 1000 light years away

When I first started to apply this nail polish I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make it fully opaque because the first coat was quite sheer. I went a bit thicker on the second coat, and while there were still patches that needed touch up, it was evident that full opacity was achieveable. I added a third coat to fix a few patches and that was it. This nail polish has quite the dull finish on its own, and it’s quite rough because of the glitters, so I finished it off with two generous layers of topcoat to give it a nice shiny and smooth finish.

essence out of space stories nail polish 1000 light years away

The camera does not capture the true beauty of this nail polish, and we’ve had cloudy weather all weekend so I was not able to get a picture in direct sunlight either.

essence out of space stories nail polish 1000 light years away

Believe me when I say that the rainbow of colours that glitters in the light is really beautiful.

essence out of space stories nail polish 1000 light years away

I’m really happy that I picked up this nail polish because it’s like having a starry night in a bottle.

Did you pick up anything from the out of space stories collection?

– Chantal 🙂

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

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