I tried out that bonkers Essie shade, Belugaria. It applied much easier than I was expecting, considering some reviews made it sound like it was the most irritating nail polish to apply in the history of nail polish. The result is definitely unusual, though. It’s obviously supposed to bring caviar to mind, but to me it’s more like some sort of evil, cosmic Lovecraftian ooze infecting my nail beds.
Or that thing from “The Raft” in Creepshow 2.
Which is a-ok by me, but I feel like the majority of people do not have as much interest in horror and weird fiction as I do, and therefore this is a pretty bizarre holiday offering for a major brand.
It started chipping at the tips almost immediately but has otherwise stayed in place. I think it needs a thick coat of Seche Vite or similar, unless you have really funky polish tastes.