Black Nail Polish Appreciation Week: W7 Cosmic Black

Hello readers!

It has been a while… I’ve been hiding under the rock of non-blogging for the past few weeks, finishing NaNoWriMo and getting used to the fact that it’s going to be dark and wintry for at least another two months. Anyhow, I’m back now and feeling festive!

Here is one of the new polishes W7 have brought out in time for Christmas – a whole range of sparkly glittery gorgeousness. This is W7 75 Cosmic Black. It is a black jelly with tiny silver glitter that dries to a semi-matte finish.

indoors in natural light

outdoors in natural light

indoors... snugglin up in a sweater

outdoor close-up

Check out the close-up… the polish is actually quite gritty, and feels like sandpaper when you run your hand over it. On the plus side, it means this polish dries in a matter of seconds. It also lasted well (it stays on like iron, it really does not want to come off). Another con is, like any glitter, this polish is HELL to take off. You need to set aside about half an hour, and a stack of patience, to get this off.

I tried a glossy top-coat as well, to see if it would soften the grittiness – and it did, to an extent.

natural light

glossy close-up

with me pink tights

… but, like the Princess and the Pea, I could still feel the grittiness beneath. Mind, I did only use one coat of the top-coat, because I foresaw the hell of removing it later.

Anyway, I really liked this polish, despite its glittery drawbacks. Thumbs up W7!

p.s. The December issue of Nails and Things is having some slight delays (um, blame the snow) but it will be up soon!




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7 responses to “Black Nail Polish Appreciation Week: W7 Cosmic Black

  1. Ooo- was the grittiness a turn-off for you? I’m surprised it dried like that.. it must be that the black just paints over the glitter, so instead of shining through as glitter, it just makes little lumpies. That essence top coat must be really great though- it made the nail polish so shiny and smooth!! i’m going to give it a try, i think!! bc here it is so hard to find my revlon 😦

    • Yeah, it was incredibly gritty, almost as if there were particles of sand in there! The glittery bits were so tiny so it was the weirdest texture ever. Honestly, my tiny bottle of 1.29e Essence topcoat is the BEST thing ever 😀 I keep looking for that Revlon as well and nowhere has it!!

  2. I’d be calling you a fucking goth if it wasn’t the sparkly stuff.

  3. plastix

    wow I am loving all the glitter! may have to graduate to these formulas soon over flat black. I found this article on black nail polish very helpful.

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