Are you having a great week so far? It’s been a goodie for me 😉
If you follow me on twitter you may have noticed my complete obsession with the range updates from Essence. I knew they were due to hit our shelves some time in March so I have literally been stalking the stores since the 1st. It’s crazy I know but Some might throw the word ‘obsessed’ around. Anyway, they are here!!!! I managed to scoop up a whole bunch of them. I may or may not have been snatching them out of the ladies hands as she was unpacking 😛
I am going to get right into it but let me just start by saying they are all soooooo gorgeous!! There are way too many for one post so I am splitting it into 3 posts over the next 3 days. It will be worth it, I promise 😉
Essence – Hello Spring
This is a yellow toned green, I would almost say pastel lime. There is a very subtle shimmer in this polish that didn’t show up very well on the photos but it really makes this polish shine. This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is almost a one coater, which is a big feat for such a light polish. Application was stunning. This does not dry very shiny so I am inclined to say it has a semi matte finish but that doesn’t matter with topcoat. I also think with topcoat the shimmer will be even more stunning. Also, how apt is the name? This is such a spring colour.
Essence – Beijos de Brazil
How gorgeous is this green? This is such a beautiful bright grass green that is a dream to apply. This is 2 coats with no topcoat. It also dries with a beautiful shiny finish. Another gorgeous polish with great formula. I wonder how it will compare in colour to Catrice – I’m not a greenager. I am also loving the name.
Essence – Roller coaster
Ok I said I would say it every time but how gorgeous is this? This is 2 beautiful coats with no topcoat. This is a jade green with a gorgeous shimmer. You can see the shimmer beautifully in the bottle. I am not sure why I didn’t think of taking a close up of this. I used 2 coats here but this is another one coater. Great application too with a very glossy finish. I had some staining on my skin when I removed this but when I washed my hands it came right off.
Essence – Galactic glam
I almost died when I applied this. Not one of my photos did this justice. Applied like a dream and this is 2 coats with no topcoat. You MUST wear base coat with this one because it did stain my skin so I am very sure it will stain your nails if you don’t. It is so gorgeous that it took my breath away. It is what I imagine when I hear ‘mermaid’. I think once you add topcoat this is will beyond amazing. On that note. I NEVER use topcoat when I swatch because I want you to see it on it’s own. I want you to see the finish as it comes.
Essence – Over the rainbow
Ok I am sorry but this is just so gorgeous. This is 2 gorgeous coats with no topcoat. This polish is either a dusty blue or lavender colour, depending on the light. You can see this clearly just by looking at the bottle in this photo.
Essence – It’s raining men
Essence Special Effect topper – Black dress & white tie
Last year I was lusting after black and white glitter quite hard and was gifted some from the lovely Margaret from Australia. Now Essence has a version as well. I am going to show you here layered over some of the colours I showed you above. Take note: When applying this glitter I did not place them or ‘blob and spread’. I applied one coat as I would normally and left as is so you can see how it applies. You could spread it somewhat if you wanted but I don’t think it faired too badly at all. This glitter topper is black hex glitter, white glitter with slightly smaller white hexes and a lot of small silver glitter / shimmer. My other one does not have the small silver glitter and I prefer that way but I think this is great alternative AND has a place. So let me show you.
over beijos de Brazil
What do you think? Which is your favourite? Tell me what you think, I would love to hear. And before you run out to shop, wait for the other post. Trust me, it will be worth your while 🙂
Thanks for reading,