Essie Mint Candy Apple is a blue-mint creme that pulls more blue on me. I used 3 coats. The formula was good, but slightly thin and runny. However, I didn't have any problems with the application. It dried shiny. No top coat.
Sally Hansen Bold Gold has gold and black hex and bar glitter in a clear base. I used 1 coat. The formula was pretty terrible. It has a thick clear base and the glitter was a bit sparse so I had to dab it on my right hand. The dabbing created bubbles so I decided to sponge it on my left hand. It was easier, but still fairly difficult. The bar glitter was longer than average so I had to move them around so they would fit on my small nails; fortunately, they aren't stiff so you can make them lie flatly. In short, this glitter topper was annoying to apply straight from the bottle. I would definitely pass on it. It dried slightly gritty. With top coat.
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