Squeezing in one more manicure for the last prompt of the February N.A.I.L here is a quick look at my least favourite polish: essie bulgaria.

Kind of a funny prompt that we came up with when choosing the theme: least favourite polish. The idea is simple. Go out of your comfort zone and try to create some nailart with a nail polish that you have tried in the past and just not been in love with – we all have those polishes in our collections, right?

It didn’t take me long to think of the polish I would use – essie bulgaria, from their 2013 encrusted treasures holiday collection.


essie bulgaria is a black textured polish that has larger pieces of shiny sequin-esque glitters suspended throughout. It looks glossy when you apply it, but dries to a somewhat (not completley which is the weird part), matte finish.

I was always unhappy with the swatches I did, so have a look at some others’ below:

The PolishAholic

essie bulgaria

ommorphia beauty bar

essie bulgaria

Cosmetic Proof

essie bulgaria

So, if you haven’t tried this polish yourself, do you kind of get where I’m coming from when I think of essie bulgaria as my least favourite polish?

I tried to create some interesting nailart with essie bulgaria adding some pink, black and silver nail art studs as well as essie blanc, and this is what I came up with.

essie bulgaria2

essie bulgaria

I think essie bulgaria definitely does a better job as an accent to an other-wise non-essie bulgaria mani. I do like how this look turned out and it did force me to think outside the box so all in all, success with this N.A.I.L theme. I hope you join me with your manicures in the March N.A.I.L (themes coming soon).

Have you tried this polish before?

Until next time,

nail that accent

Check out what other nail art gurus picked as their LEAST FAVOURITE POLISH:


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