Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bettina Champagne

Champagne is my first and only Bettina polish. It was a gift from the wonderful Nory of Fierce Makeup And Nails. Thank you so much, Nory! :)

Champagne is a rosy copper chrome. Unlike a lot of chromes, this one isn't overly frosty or brushstroke-y. It looks like pure liquid metal.

Since Champagne is a chrome, you do have to be mindful of where you place your strokes, but as I mentioned above, the formula is not brushstroke-y overall. In fact, it's extremely nice. It had just the right consistency to it and almost covered completely in one coat, although I did two just to even everything out. It dries ridiculously fast, even without topcoat! (Speaking of topcoat, I need a new bottle of Seche... Mine is on its last legs and is becoming both thick and a little bubbly.)

This polish has a lovely shine to it and I like how smooth it looks. Chromes seem to be coming back lately and Essie is set to release a whole collection of them sometime soon, so it seemed especially appropriate to bust out Champagne. I can see this color working year-round and I like how it can look modern or antiqued all at the same time. I wish I had more access to Bettina polishes since it looks like they make some marvelous colors. Particularly the Disco Collection... *swoon*

Have you ever tried any Bettina? If so, what did you think?


  1. Looks so awesome on you. Have to find you some from the Disco Collection.

    1. OMG Nory, if you did, I would worship you like the nail goddess that you are! :) I wish I had cool regional polishes I could do special swaps with. The only midwest-exclusive I can think of is Studio M...

  2. This looks so beautiful on you!!! I'm really impressed by the lack of brushstrokes!! :D

  3. I can't wait to get the essie Chromes for stamping! I have this bettina and 53 others and just love this brand!


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