Over the weekend I was a bridesmaid for one of my best friends wedding. The dresses were navy, and the shoes were silver, so I decided on a gray. I recently purchased Essence- The Dawn is Broken from a blog sale. It is a medium gray and it has tiny black and gold particles in it- they're VERY hard to see, even with the naked eye, so I wasn't able to capture it in a photograph. The texture was a little gritty, but nothing like a glitter; it just wasn't exactly a creme. I actually don't even know what finish to categorize this polish as because there aren't enough shimmer particles for it to be considered a shimmer. This picture is without the flash. I am wearing two coats here and the formula applied very nicely.
Here it is with the flash. You can see the black particles if you look very closely. They are more visible in the bottle. I'm a fan of the Twilight saga, so I was so glad when I found this polish! I'd like to get the other ones in the Vampire's Love collection too. I'm also a sucker for Essence's packaging. Although I really liked the color, the wear was terrible! I applied it on Thursday night, and then on Friday night I stayed in a hotel with the rest of the bridal party. We went swimming in the pool and sat in the hot tub. By the time we got out, it was peeling off in chunks! Luckily I packed it, and I did some touch-ups the next day for the wedding. I'm glad I took these pictures before it chipped! I'm wondering if the hot tub is what ultimately affected the wear, because I've had polish peel off after taking long baths before.