Hallo fellow polish fiends! Welcome back for another instalment #ArchiveAtrocities! If you don't know the deal, I'm swatching my least favourite polishes as well as I can, shooting them, and putting them up on my Instagram for your opinions.
This week's #ArchiveAtrocities feature? Essie Belugaria, my #1 most hated polish of all time.
For your enjoyment, below is a completely unmodified shot I took for a contract waaaay back in 2013. It's exactly what I'd have used on Beautygeeks to review the Encrusted Treasures collection.
And this is what happened to the shot (below) when it was used in a print advertorial for Essie Holiday 2013. It was photoshopped to show to light up the darkest areas, smooth out my skin and erase my cuticles. Get a load of the difference in my pinky! Hahahhaa!
Anyhow, back to my most hated nail polish of ever... Will it be a 🙈 or a 💕? Your opinion is 100% valid! I know some people love it and some people hate it.
Me? I think I made that thing look pretty swell and that's all I have to say about that.
Oh right - I gotta put this blahblahblah part in - I always forget because, mostly, it's boring... If you must have a bottle of *shudders* Essie Belugaria, you can find it at sparklecanada.com. For more information on all things Essie, visit essie.ca.
See you soon, friends!
Manicures & photographs Karen Falcon (she thinks Belugaria can be almost-pretty but she still really, really despises it)