It’s so practical when you can buy one interesting top coat that instantly transforms any other color into something special. Instead of buying separate matte colors, you can simply buy a matte top coat and turn any color matte. I have really been liking shimmery, “holographic” nail polishes lately, but since the drugstore market is quite limited, I went for a simple “holographic” top coat instead. The one I bought is called I Heart Magic, an effect nail polish by Essence. This top coat is loaded with tiny shimmery particles that change color based on the viewing angle, and it looks stunning. The true magic appears when you see it under sunlight.
I paired it with Essie’s Go Ginza, a soft pink with lilac undertones and I find that they make a gorgeous couple. Two coats of Go Ginza and a single coat of I Heart Magic. Another coat of I Heart Magic would have added more shimmery particles, but would also take away from the gorgeous Go Ginza color, so I left it at one coat. For the price of €1,95, I find that this top coat is a great solution for anyone who wants to add some holographic shimmer to their nails. What I love about this combination the most is how my boyfriend commented on it. He said it reminded him of a 5 year old girl who pretends she’s a princess and owns a pony. Well… men. What more can I say? :)