When I first saw swatches of Belugaria from Essie's Encrusted collection online I thought that it looked interesting, so I decided to try it out for myself. Belugaria is a jet black polish that's packed full of textured matte glitter and holographic hex glitters.
In the photo above I used two thin coats, and no top coat as suggested by Essie. Application was easy for the most part.. I found that the matte, textured glitters tend to stick to a few certain spots making the first coat look pretty uneven and streaky, but with the second coat it looks fine. It was a little bit difficult to get the brush to move smoothly over the first coat of polish, though. Speaking of those textured glitters, they look and feel much more textured then something like OPI's Liquid Sand polishes. Belugaria is quite gritty to the touch and personally I don't like having it on my nails. It's a neat polish but it's just not for me.. I find that it looks clumpy and unattractive