If you read this post about the Ciaté manicure inventions you know that I'm a huge fan of caviar and velvet manicure. Thanks to Essence I got the possibility to try both of them for little money. First they released their own fish egg manicure alternative which you can see here and now they are also selling a nail effect powder which comes really close to the Ciaté velvet one. When I saw it on a blog I knew I had to try it and so I searched three drug stores until I finally found my own powder. They only had it in green and pink which was a bit sad because I don't like green nail polish that much and I also don't use pink too often but I really like the result nevertheless.
What I used:
Essence nail effect powder 02 Mission Flower
Douglas Oktoberfest nail polishes
Oh my god, my middle finger looks and feels so fluffy, I can't stop touching it! I must say that I was really satisfied with the nail powder as it was really easy to apply without messing around too much. Also the little fibers don't come off when you touch your nail and I also heard that they'll survive water as well. I'll have to see how the manicure looks after a few days and tell you about it next week. Have you been trying Essence or Ciaté velvet powder or something similar? Do you like the result or is it too girly for you?