Happy Friday! And long weekend to boot! (Well if you took Monday off that is) Apparently the weather is turning cold and rainy over the weekend so please be safe whatever you are up to. Just make sure you take full advantage of the extra weekend 😉
A few weeks ago I posted on instagram about an Essence polish that was a different shade on the shelf than the one I had at home. I got feedback pretty quick that some of the colours from the Colour & Go range have been ‘updated’ and slightly altered. I thought this was really strange practice but what do I know right? The colour I saw was definitely different but I I didn’t pick it up at the time so I can’t show it to you unfortunately.
While browsing last week I noticed a polish on the shelf that I had not seen before. It’s was gorgeous and shimmery so I knew I was probably going to walk out of the shop with it. I picked it up and looked at the name and it was so familiar. I was so sure I had that shade but I didn’t recall the colour at all. So I popped onto my phone to check if I had it and I did. Looking at the swatch I realised it was a different colour for sure. Knowing it must be another colour update, I snatched it up immediately. It was so gorgeous anyway.
So enough babbling from me. Should I just show you?
Essence – The Boy Next Door – OLD shade
Essence – The Boy Next Door – NEW shade
Isn’t it pretty? I definitely think the ‘updated’ colour is gorgeous but I did like the ‘old’ shade as well. I just don’t understand why they couldn’t keep both? Anyway, both of these are two coats each and no topcoat. It is very clear that they are different but let’s look at them together shall we?
So there you can clearly see the difference. The old shade is a blue creme and the new shade is a blue shimmer. Both of them are really pretty in my opinion and quite honestly, I think the range could’ve used both.
What do you think? Do you have a preference between the old and the new shade? Does it make sense to you that they would ‘update’ their existing colours? I think the new shade is absolutely gorgeous but I do still like the old shade as well. I would love to hear what you think!
Thanks for reading!