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Frazzle and Aniploish: Essie Gorge-ous Geodes Collection

The Essie Gorge-ous Geodes holo polishes from 2019 sat in my swatching box nearly forever waiting for my motivation to coincide with a sunny day in the studio. Finally everything aligned, and I pulled them out. Left to right: Rock Your World, Stop Look & Glisten, Semi-Precious Tones, Of Quartz, Gorge-ous Geodes, and You’re a Gem.

 


I wanted to work quickly because sun is not reliable around here much of the year, so I didn’t swatch these individually. First up, the two cooler tones: Rock Your World, a silver, and Stop Look & Glisten, a charcoal brown. I used two coats of each plus topcoat. Here they are in the lightbox; you can see a little bit of the rainbow glow even in this indirect light.

 

Essie Gorge-ous Geodes

In direct room light, more of the colors from the holo showed.

 

Essie Gorge-ous Geodes

Of course as these things go, when I was ready to take full sun pictures, the sun went and hid behind clouds, so I’ve got filtered sun photos instead:

 

Essie Gorge-ous Geodes

 

Essie Gorge-ous Geodes

What with the sun getting iffy, I put the remaining four on in a Skittles mani (top to bottom): Semi-Precious Tones (light warm gold), Of Quartz (sandy gold), Gorge-ous Geodes (rose-y copper), and You’re a Gem (rose-y brown). All two coats plus topcoat.

 

Essie Gorge-ous Geodes

Here they are in direct room light:

 

Essie Gorge-ous Geodes

 

Essie Gorge-ous Geodes

And here they are in the sun:

 

Essie Gorge-ous Geodes

 

Essie Gorge-ous Geodes

These are pretty, though I wish they’d widened the color range a bit. The two golds are very close to each other, for instance. I did a “gradient” with three of the warm tones, and I can’t really tell it’s a gradient.

 

Essie Gorge-ous Geodes

In sun, you can see a tiny bit of difference between the base of my nails and the tips, but nothing dramatic.

 

Essie Gorge-ous Geodes


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