Sunday Brunch Mani! Essie Cocktail Bling w/ Pure Pearlfection
Yesterday I went for Sunday Brunch at my favorite restaurant, Volt. If you are a Top Chef Nerd, you may remember the owner, Bryan Voltaggio, was the runner-up on the season his brother Michael won. The food was phenomenal as always (see pics below) and girl talk was had. Naturally, I did a mani for the occasion and it looked great with my dress.
Essie once again has hit it out of the park with Cocktail Bling. It’s a perfect 2 coater, and applies like butter. The formula may be a bit thin for some, but I love it. It’s easy to work with and it doesn’t pool around the nail crevices. It’s a great winter neutral that has some color, but is cool enough it fits into the winter season. The picture shows it leaning purple, but it’s actually a blue leaning gray.
As for Pure Pearlfection, I’ve covered it before. I’d like to tell you that I wore it over CB to represent the frost and snow we got in MD this weekend or some crap like that. The truth is, I just really love this top coat. It gives a little bit of bling in a classy, not-in-your-face type of way. I have noticed there is a blue and pink shimmer I haven’t noticed before. I’m not sure if this is due to being layered over a blue polish or not.
Both of these polishes retail for around $7.50-$8.50 depending on where you shop. Cocktail Bling is from the 2011 Cocktail Bling Collection and Pure Pearlfection is from the Luxeffects line.