As far as the formula on this one is concerned I am a little less enthusiastic. Since this color is essentially a pastel it's thick and pigmented and not too fun to work with. I found it to be pretty goopy and just overall a bit messy. I was able to achieve opacity in just two coats but it was difficult to be neat with this one. I have had trouble with other pastels so I kind of expected to really have to work with this one. Not a huge big deal but not fun either.
Don't worry, these should be the last pics I have waiting to post with that dreaded broken nail!
I wish "Carnival" photographed properly. It's essentially a rainbow holo glitter in a clear base. When it photographs it looks like silver glitter but I assure you it's rainbow for sure. It looks amazing in the right lighting. My husband and I went out to eat and my nails just sparkled in the dim lighting of the restaurant. Also, I got so many compliments on my nails when I wore this and it was just such an easy combo.
Disclosure: "Lilacism" was furnished to me by Essie for consideration, I purchased "Carnival Lights" with my own money. All reviews published on this blog are at my own discretion. Please refer to my Disclosure Policy.