Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Essie Decadent Diva

Hi all!

How are you doing today? The working week is in half and I believe there's a ton of sunshine on the way in the weekend (25 C this weekend!) so that's something to look forward to! I'm feeling a little better than I felt yesterday and monday, but still not the old me.. It should be fine in a couple of days though. Anyway, today I have one of my latest acquisitions for you: Essie Decadent Diva! I made this post a long one, so beware ;)

Essie Decadent DivaEssie Decadent Diva, three coats in daylight. Decadent Diva is a gorgeous brown shimmer. In my opinion, this is a true stunner. The shimmer in Decacent Diva is a lighter sort of brown and cherry colored, which makes it look like it glows on your nails. I love it!

Decadent Diva is a part of the 2007 Essie Glamour Girl Collection and is in my opinion by far the best color in this collection. I bought this polish without being sure that I would like it, but I sure do.

Application was a bit tricky since the structure of the polish is a bit watery at first, but all evens out in two coats. I did three because of the macro settings on my camera. Drying time was alright, not too quick even though I waited a bit between coats.

Since the polish had a glowy vibe over it, it was screaming "Mattify me!", so of course, I did.

Essie Decadent Diva Essie Matte About YouEssie Decadent Diva with a coat of Essie Matte About You in daylight. Essie MAY makes Decadent Diva look purely matte, without it looking flat. I actually really like this..

But of course, making this polish matte wasn't enough.. I had to stamp something on it! I decided to use one of my new Bundle Monster plates that I got in just a couple of days ago.

Essie Decadent Diva Essie Matte About You Bundle Monster plate BM15Essie Decadent Diva with one coat of Essie MAY, stamped with China Glaze Millennium and Bundle Monster plate BM15. Whew, that's a whole lot! I LOVE this image! I didn't notice it when I was ordering, but I saw it when I got the plates in.. Look at the details of the tail of the peacock! Isn't that amazing? Let's see it closeup:

Essie Decadent Diva Essie Matte About You Bundle Monster plate M15Whoa, I think I found a new favorite stamping image! Millennium makes a great contrast between the base color and the image. Yes, this combination is a winner for me!

What do you think of Essie Decadent Diva - Do you like her more when she's shiny or when she's matte? And what do you think of the Bundle Monster image? Do you own them yourself?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Heel mooi kleurtje, maar wat een toffe stempel zeg!

  2. Wauw, ik vind de kleur het mooiste zonder matte topcoat (terwijl ik gek ben op matte lakjes hoor :) ) maar die afbeelding is geweldig!

  3. Mooie mani!!
    Ik heb zelf ook de bundle monster plates en ik vind ze prachtig! De een wat minder dan de ander maar het merendeel is zeker mooi!! 21 plates voor ong 20 euro. Can you believe it! :D Ze zijn zeker de moeite waard om helemaal uit Amerika te laten overkomen!

  4. I love the peacock! I almost wanted to get the Bundle Monster plates just for that one image!

  5. love the color on u... that peacock image really rocks!!

  6. Well I guess I have to get a bottle of Millennium because I have this plate and I've tried with over a dozen polishes to get it to come out properly. The peacock is one of 2 out of my 73 plates that just won't work for me. Thank you for posting this because now I know an exact color to try.


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