Today I have my swatches of Essie Starry Starry Night to share with you. This is of course the new version of the SSN as I'm not made of money and can't really afford the old version. Essie released a collection of six iconic shades called Retro Revival and of course the biggest hype was around Starry Starry Night. Unfortunately this new version isn't really like the old one, but that doesn't mean this new version isn't worth having a look.
I have here three coats of Essie Starry Starry Night with a coat of top coat on top. It's a blue jelly with silver glitter in it. The layering really gives it more depth, so it's a good idea to use all those three coats even if you could get it opaque with two.
The glitter in the original version was quite different from this new one and it has been even said that the original one had some sort of diamond dust in it. I was of course hoping along with everyone else that with this new version I could finally cross Starry Starry Night off my wishlist. There's quite a few good comparisons out there where bloggers have compared the original and the new version and it's safe to say they are not even close being similar. I wish Essie would have come up with a new name for this version, maybe some sort of modification from the original name, and told from the beginning that this isn't even trying to be the same as the original one. This way we wouldn't all be disappointed that these two aren't the same.
If you take this new Starry Starry Night just as it is and don't compare it to the original (which is hard, I know), then it's really quite a beautiful polish. I really loved the depth of it and the shade of blue is really pretty, it truly looks like quite like a starry night sky.
What do you think about this new version of Starry Starry Night? Or are you one of the lucky ones and own the original version?