Adorned Nails: Essence Mystic Mermaid Top Coat

Essence released a whole bunch of top coats with different effects not too long ago, calling them Nail Art Special Effect Toppers. This one, Mystic Mermaid, was the only one I got for myself.

Mystic Mermaid is a micro-glitter top coat - mainly silver with some hints of aqua. Price: €1.79 for a 8ml bottle. I just thought I'd show how it looks on its own and layered on a few polishes. I've been sporting a Skittles manicure just for this but I'll only be showing the individual nails.

Mystic Mermaid on its own

Mystic Mermaid layered on:

KOH Blue Universe

HEMA Longlasting Nailpolish No. 83

PUPA Euphoria Red

Essence Where Is The Party?

I think layering with Mystic Mermaid adds spunk to plain crème and glossy polishes but it does take the edge off flaky polishes (perhaps it would have been better with a very thin layer of Mystic Mermaid).

Viewed from the side:

Essence Where Is The Party? + Mystic Mermaid

Sportsgirl Purple Rain + Mystic Mermaid

I like how Mystic Mermaid gives Purple Rain a two-tone effect.

My previous features on the individual polishes:
KOH Blue Universe
HEMA Longlasting Nailpolish No. 83
PUPA Euphoria Red
Sportsgirl Purple Rain
Essence Where Is The Party?

My Have Fun With Essence Giveaway features two Nail Art Special Effect Toppers - Mystic Mermaid and You're A Gold Mine. Ends this Saturday 4th June.

More information:
Essence website


Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

I love the glitter effect. Very pretty!

나니 said...

WOW, that's freaking GORGEOUS! *_*

Anonymous said...

WOW! That polish is great value!! It's like doubling your polish collection since it makes everything look so different and prettyyy.

sugar sugar said...

another pretty nail polish which makes your other nail polishes super pretty! :D

Anonymous said...

I agree, the top coat doesn't look nice on Koh blue universe. That one is already stunning, so no need to pimp it. :) "KTee"xx

Karla Michelle said...

nice topper! :) it's like a bling giving a plain polish that extra ooommph! :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Loves it!

Anutka said...

I think it looks best over Purple Rain. Doesn't do much for me over the other colors... :)

Jo said...

I love this topcoat! Looks great over everything :)

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why essence don't have a full stand here in Ireland... :(
In a way, it is a good thing, at least I don't spend all my money! LOL!

Witoxicity said...

@The Girlie Blog
I'm glad to hear that. Thanks. :)

@ 나니
I take it that you meant the last combo. :)

Yes, it gives your nail polishes a totally different look and it goes perfectly with the layering craze. :)

@sugar sugar
It can come in handy when one grows tired of a certain polish. :)

Yeah, why taint it when it's already so lovely on its own? I was nevertheless just curious to see the end result. :)

@Karla Michelle
Yup, that's the whole point with this top coat. :)

@Shop N' Chomp
Yay! :)

I'm with you on this but I also thought it didn't look too bad on Where Is The Party? For the rest, it just gives them a different look and nothing more. :)

I'm glad you like this, Jo. Thanks. :)

@Beauty Addict
Haha, yes, I do think you should look on the bright side. The less you see, the less you'll buy. Happy wallet! :D

Anni said...

Hm, this one I actually find prettiest when it's not a topper! haha!

Witoxicity said...

Haha! Well, whatever that floats your boat, Anni. I'm sure Essence wouldn't mind. ;D