This is the second of my Essie polishes, Jamaica Me Crazy. Oh, I do love a bad pun!
The application on this was lovely - really smooth formula, nice brush, dried evenly and quickly. This is two coats plus topcoat.
I really like this - it's a lovely bright, saturated colour, a lovely zesty fuschia pink.
After a couple of days, I decided to try out another of my American swap polishes, so I added Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Lady Luck over the top. This is two coats of Lady Luck over Jamaica Me Crazy.
Lady Luck has a darkish pinky purple jelly base, and lots of bright magenta/fuschia glitter, and some bright silver holo glitter for good measure. It dried very matte and dull, so I added a layer of Seche Vite, and then another layer, because it was still pretty matte. And then I added a layer of Sally Hansen Mega Shine topcoat, because it STILL wasn't very shiny!
I liked this, but was disappointed in how much shinier and sparklier it is in the bottle than on the nails. After all this, I had LOTS of layers: basecoat, 2 x Jamaica Me Crazy, topcoat, 2 layers Lady Luck, 3 layers topcoat = NINE layers. It didn't dry properly, and it all scraped off pretty easily a couple of hours later. Next time I won't layer it, and I'll go straight for the very shiny topcoat instead of the Seche.
It's pretty though!
I'm off to France for a week - I've got China Glaze Riveting on my fingers, and Rimmel Heart on Fire on my toes. See you in a week!