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!
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.
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.
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.