It’s Monday again. I hope you all had a gorgeous weekend and a brilliant week ahead. We had such beautiful weather on Saturday that we spent a large part of it in the pool and blowing up all our pool equipment. Of course, as luck would have it, Sunday was windy, cloudy and cold. I don’t mind though. I like cold, blanket-and-movie days too 🙂
When I heard the Essence – Fantasia collection was in stores I was quite excited. As usual, it felt like we got it last. By the time I eventually made it to the store (a few days after it came in), there was almost nothing left. I did manage to get my hands on two of the polishes. I wasn’t very interested in the frosty nude but I did really want the other shade I couldn’t get my hands on 🙁 It’s called Take a Ride on Pegasus and it is a reddish pink with a blue-ish shimmer. I was really looking forward to it but it seems I am all out of luck. Let me show you the two I did get though.
Essence – Elves like lilac
This is two coats with no topcoat. It’s a bright purple packed with blue shimmer. I really like this shade. The first coat is a little sheer and I was really worried that I would need a bajillion coats but the second coat covered well and I think is quite opaque. I don’t even have VNL. Really pretty. As a side note, I think you might be able to layer this over other colours to get different ‘looks’ because the first coat isn’t very opaque but still packed with shimmer.
Essence – Queen of my Cloud Castle
This is also two coats with no topcoat. It is a bright coral colour with a pink / silver shimmer. The shimmer is more subtle than in Elves Like Lilac but it is definitely there. Especially when the light hits it. This is also a bright shade and I think a gorgeous shade for summer. I didn’t really have any issues with application and I like the shiny finish as well. This makes me lust after ‘Take a Ride on Pegasus’ even more.
What do you think of these two shades? Do any of them stand out for you? Let me know.
Thanks for reading!