This is a quick manicure from a few weeks ago. I haven't worn a dark teal polish for a while so I popped on Essie Go Overboard. Application was pretty good, 2 coats and I was good to go. I decided to jazz it up with 2 coats of Essie As Gold as it gets. I ended up going with a matte topcoat. I think the gold flakies in As gold as it gets are more apparent with a matte topper.
I tend to cut my nails down to the skin every once in a while so they can recuperate from all the nail polish. I actually love them when they are super short but it's hard to keep them at that length.