I know, I know. Like we need more Edward and Bella right? I can already hear the groans. Try and look past the name though and look at the pretty.
I’ve been seeing these Essence twins for a while now but only recently has the ‘reloaded’ polishes been available here. I am slightly annoyed though because these twins come in a base color and a glitter topper. The only complete set they had in stock though was ‘Edward & Bella’. They did have the base coat of ‘Romeo’ and ‘Carrie’ but none of the glitter toppers.
The base colour of this set is ‘Edward’, a soft blue shade. I just have to say that I LOVE this blue colour! It reminds me very much of Essence – Absolutely Blue but I will have to actually compare them side by side to be certain. I knew that because of all the layers that thinner coats would be best. I had the slightest amount bit of patchy spots but I will definitely not be making the coats so thin. I thought because of the glitter topper it would end up ok anyway. Either way, love the blue. Have a look for yourself. This is two coats.
‘Bella’ is the glitter topper for this twinsie set. Bella is teeny tiny royal blue and silver glitter with slightly bigger silver hex glitter. Then there are bigger blue and silver squares. I originally though they were black but turns out they were blue. I am not really a glitter fan but this was so very pretty. I liked that it was simple and different sizes. Even though it looked really subtle it certainly had a great sparkle! I will let the pictures talk for themselves. There are a few so be prepared.
I really liked this combination. Edward was lovely to work with even though I made a bit of a mistake with the thin coats. Bella was just as easy to work with. No fishing or placing of glitters. These are all one coat of glitter except my ring finger has two thin coats. I definitely can’t wait to get my hands on more of these. So pretty!
What do you think? If you can forget about the couple it was named after. I don’t mind it, it’s just a name right! I love this blue. You can find these at Dischem for R19.95 per bottle. That means it is R19.95 for the base colour and R19.95 for the glitter topper. Let me know what you think!
by the way. Do you think I need to make the photos in my posts a bit bigger? I know you can see a bigger version by clicking on it but should I make them bigger from the get go? Would love to hear your opinion.
Thanks for reading!