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Essie’s Snake, Rattle and Roll Nail Polish
October 4, 2016
Essie's Snake, Rattle and Roll Nail PolishEssie Snake, Rattle and Roll

I am super excited about this review. This bottle of nail polish was part of the nail polish haul I bought from Amazon during the first quarter of the year. But since spring/summer started at the time, I had to stop myself from trying it out and waited for the colder months instead. Luckily (or unluckily) for me, autumn is now here. So now, I can finally dig my nails (literally) on Essie’s Snake, Rattle, and Roll!

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I am so attracted by magnetic nail polishes for quite a while now. I think they look so interesting and exudes sexiness as much as red nail polish does. If I am not mistaken, I have a couple of magnetic nail polish bottles as part of my stash – and maybe have two more bottles waiting for me to try out!
There was a time when animal prints became a big hit on clothes, shoes, and accessories – so imagine how excited I became when I saw this bottle of Snake, Rattle, and Roll from Essie! Look at that cute bottle packaging for the polish, too! I think adding animal prints as part of your “look” amplifies your fashion statement, too.
As always, I begin by applying one layer of clear base coat on my nails. I wait to dry a bit so I just click on ads to pass the time and avoid getting bored. I was also a bit busy at the time looking for AirBnb accommodation so it definitely helped pass the time. I think I spent about 5 minutes at least “waiting” for the polish to dry – or I could’ve just simply missed the time since I was busy surfing the net.

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When the base coat dried, I applied the first layer of Essie nail polish. Now, here’s a funny story. You see the snakeskin prints at the cap of the polish? I actually thought the polish will end up like that, LOL! Too much expectation from a bottle of polish, HAHA! But can you blame me? After the textured polish and the shatter effects – I wouldn’t be surprised at all if one day, nail polish companies are capable of doing that, you know.
Anyway, I applied the first coat and noticed that the nail polish is very pigmented. It is also easy to apply and glides easily on my nails. I was hopeful that I only need one coat but noticed some nails have slight (very slight) color gaps in between, so a second coat is necessary.
I waited for the first coat to dry – maybe for 5 minutes. After drying, I applied the second coat. And by this time, the color got deeper. There was still no snakeskin pattern, unfortunately. It was a lovely color but I think it reminded me more of gunmetal rather than snakeskin.'s Snake, Rattle and Roll Nail Polish 4
As always, I finished with one layer of Sally Hansen Insta Dri. The magnetic pigments really shined and loved the glossy finish. Unfortunately, my nail polish only lasted for 3 days chip-free. I don’t really take care of my nails as I have to do chores anyway.

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    1. I’ve never really been a fan of the look of magentic nail polishes, but when I saw that Essie made one that looked like snakeskin, I had to try it. To be completely honest, I found the results a bit disappointing, which was surprising because I am such a huge fan of Essie products.

      For example, the magnetic effect only worked on a small part of the nail (the middle), and the polish dried so quickly that some of my nails didn’t work at all. I tried doing half of a nail at a time, but that just resulted in a weird design rather than the snake print.
      Before my final try at achieving the snake design, I scoured the internet for tips, but there was surprisingly little help online. So, I set out to figure out the best way to apply the polish/magnet to get the desired effect.

      I ended up painting my nails three different times with two separate colors. By the third try, I picked up a few tips and tricks, so hopefully you’ll find these helpful if you want to try out the snake effect polish.

    2. Nail art has become very popular nowadays and many women and girls consider already tried or consider having it done. From trendsetters to celebrities many seem sporting fingernail art. It can be an intricate embellished nail or a cool graphic pattern to match the outfit. Having healthy, beautiful and trendy nails can bring more self confidence and can be an ego boost for any woman. There are a great variety of nail art patterns to choose from. If you didn’t try nail art yet then let’s analyze together some advantages and disadvantages of this fashionable trend in nail polish.

      Nail art Advantages

      Nail art offers a great variety of palette colors and you can choose your favorites to raise your mood, to match your lifestyle, your personality and your outfit. A multicolor nail art can cheer you up at any moment.
      If you are bored of neutral colored nail polish, then a bold graphic or a colored patterned nail art adds some fun.
      Nail art is easy to be done.
      Focusing on yourself and taking time out from the world can have a therapeutic effect. Setting time aside to work on your nail art is soothing and relaxing. You will also get an ego boost feeling from wearing an impressive nail art pattern.
      Nail art gives you an inexpensive way to wear some designer labels.
      If you need some creative outlet with your day to day looks, then bold makeup looks are not always a good option. Your nails are perfect canvas and the nail art can be a more convenient way of wearing something creative.
      Nail art is fashionable and everyone else seems to wear it. If you want to look cool in a fast and easy way than you just have some nail art done to get yourself on the trend.
      Nail art Disadvantages

      Some nail art polish can take a long drying time.
      Your nail polish may contain too many chemicals and those bright colors may have a bad effect on the nails.
      It’s not easy to keep the nail polish from getting on your cuticles.
      Polishing your nails perfectly with a complicated nail art pattern may get some time. Not every woman has the patience to wait calm and without rushing until her manicure is done. Spending hours with nail art isn’t an option for most of the women because it’s difficult to fit their busy schedule.
      The fact that everyone else seems to wear nail art is a double edged sword. On one side, if you choose to wear nail art you’ll keep with the trend, on the other side your nail art might get lost in a pool of pretty similar patterns. Try to be as creative as possible when you choose your nail art.
      Nail art is hard to perfect and if you have perfectionist tendency it might disappoint you. The slightest crack or smudge can ruin your manicure.
      When you get into nail art, nail care becomes even more important. Because your nails are the canvas for your pieces of art you need to spend more time and pay more attention to your nail care.

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