At my first visit to Ulta, I picked up some polishes I had been wanting and the ones I've tried so far give me contentment with my choices. Here's a quick review.
I never found a base coat I thought was amazing. I just pick up any drugstore brand and use it. Butter London's Nail Foundation base coat is very different from your typical base coat. Its name "nail foundation" gives a hint at what the product does. Once applied, your nails will have a sheer, semi-matte veil of perfection. If you wanted a bare nail look or were running low on time, it could be worn by itself for a perfected nude nail. It dries fast and the brush is exactly what I prefer, a skinny, dense brush for the best control.
Butter London Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat
Nails with Butter London Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat
Essie Shifting Power
I fell in love with this color recently when I went for a spa day and chose this shade for my manicure. It is a creamy, gold metallic which blends beautifully with skin and has great lasting power. When I came across this at ULTA and saw there were only 2 left, I had to pick one up. This polish has got to be one of Essie's best formulas. It's great for the office since it's not too metallicy and just beautiful. 2 coats will suffice to get desired results.
This polish looked so pretty and I thought it would be a perfect match to add a hint of glitter to Shifting Power I added this to my shopping bag. It is a subtle glitter top coat. If you are not into chunky glitter and prefer a toned down look this top coat will give your nails the hint of twinkle. It's not a pow, in your face type of glitter polish; perfect for the office party!
Essie Shifting Power & As Good As It Gets