Hey everybody! I hope everything is going well in your world. :) I have been plagued with problematic polishes lately, but I finally got some decent photos today. Today I'm showing It's Genius by Essie, a polish that proves you can be pretty AND smart!
It's Genius is from the 2008 winter collection. It's described by Essie as a "violet quartz shimmer polish with beige undertones", but I wouldn't call this color violet. It's a pinky-purple much along the lines of my beloved (yet dearly departed) My Big Break by OPI.
Please forgive the uneven application around the cuticles...It's Genius is runnier than a 3-minute egg pronounced "well done" at 20 seconds. It made application as unpalatable as aforementioned egg. I found that one thin coat followed by one thick coat seemed to be the best way to control this.
But enough of the bad stuff about It's Genius...just look at that lovely color! The shimmer is quite strong too, which gives it an elegant, velvety appearance.
My verdict: I love the color of It's Genius and strongly dislike the formula. BUT, if you're not going to be taking macro photos of your nails whilst wearing it, I recommend it. :) I found my It's Genius from the Ulta clearance shelf, but I think it's still a part of the core line.
So...I will leave you all with a burning question: Had you rather be pretty or smart? :D
Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day!