Above & Below: Essie Viva La Vespa, outdoors with no flash.
Above & Below: The picture above is indoors with a flash and below is a close-up of the glitter.
Essie's Viva La Vespa has got to be one of my favorite shades, definitely in my Top 10. It's discontinued, as is my other Essie favorite, Starry Starry Night. Viva La Vespa is still able to be purchased here and there, much more so than SSN. Viva La Vespa is not only a perfect shade of royal purple, but it also has blue, red and purple shimmer. What else is so unique about it? Well, it's somewhat iridescent, somewhat of a duo chrome and it glows. You know how some polishes just have a luminous, glowy look to them? This one definitely does. I used 3 coats and as always with Essie, the finish is a high shine gloss. Now, if I could get my hands on Starry Starry Night, my life would be complete. Maybe not complete, but it would definitely make me happy!
I'll be stalking Essie's web site tomorrow, because their "Sweet Time of the Year" collection is supposed to be available around October 15. How many of you are interested in the "Sweet Time of the Year" collection? I definitely think Mint Candy Apple is going to be a big seller.