Smoke and Ashes is a polish with a very dark base (maybe black-ish) with lots of blue and green microglitter/shimmer from China Glaze's Hunger Games collection. Is so beautiful, but unfortunately you can't see its true beauty in the photos. It's one of those polishes that you have to see in person to really appreciate it.
The formula was great to work with and it was aaalmost opaque in just one coat, but I gave it 2 just to be 100% sure. I think if you have short nails though that 1 coat is sufficient. Drying time was fine.
No top coat was used for the photos.
I wanted to spice it up a bit, so gave it a layer of e.l.f.- Fairy dust which is a flakie like Essie - Shine of the Times except the flakes are smaller and less obvious.
I finished off with a layer of top coat.
I think it gave it a nice touch.
What do you think?
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Buy again: Yes