Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week and have an great weekend planned too. It’s my husbands birthday on Saturday so I see cake in my future 😀
Essence – Headphones on!
This is a dark charcoal grey (black?) polish packed with so much silver glitter it’s insane. This is 2 coats with no topcoat. If you look at the photo you can see all multicolour bits? That is the crazy amount of holo glitter in there. It might remind you of another Essence polish. For me, this is the untextured version of Essence – Here’s my number (shown here). A very pretty polish. It was pretty easy to apply even though the polish was a little thicker than others, mostly because of all the glitter. Not impossible to work with at all though.
Essence – Flash powder (sparkling sugar)
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. Really easy and great application. LOVE this one. It does have a texture to it as well. If you remember, last year I compared Essence – here’s my number to Zoya – Dahlia. In that post I mentioned that Here’s my number had holo glitter which Dahlia did not. Well, Flash powder does not have holo glitter either. I really want to say this is almost exactly like Dahlia but I haven’t compared them. So I won’t. 😉
Essence – Hey mister sandman (Sparkling sugar)
Isn’t it pretty! This is a light, bright pink with a sand texture. It also has the larger silver glitter in it. It actually literally looks like coloured sugar at first. I really like the look and texture of this polish and the silver glitter is a great addition. This is 2 easy coats with no topcoat.
Essence – Heart explosion (Sparkling sugar)
I liked this one much more in real life than on the photo. This is a gorgeous berry / cherry red with texture and gold glitter. What I really loved was that it appeared almost jelly-ish with the gold glitter sandwiched in it. I am also convinced this has a berry / sweet smell. This is 2 easy coats with no topcoat. Even though it was fine for me in 2 coats you might want to add a third.
Essence – Skyfall (Metal sugar)
This looks a smidge more blue in the photo than it actually is. This is a teal / light blue / sea green shade with a finer texture. The texture here is almost from the silver and gold glitter. The best way I can describe this one is it looks like a metallic polish painted over sugar. It is super gorgeous. The texture is slightly finer than some of the others I’ve shown you but still great. I love the colour as it is quite different. This is 2 very easy coats with no topcoat. Application was really great with this one. Colour wise, it’s almost a one coater.
Essence – Blue-jeaned (jeans sugar)
This one might be the one I was looking forward to the most and it didn’t disappoint at all. It is one of my absolute favourites. This is a navy / dark blue polish with a very fine texture when you touch it. It doesn’t look very textured though as it looks more suede – or more specifically, jeans – due to the texture and fine silver glitter. To me, it looks so much like jeans. I love this one. This is 2 easy peasy coats with no topcoat. Formula is great and it could also be a one coater. Love love love love this one.
Essence – Get the party started (twinkling stars)
This is a glitter topper that I am using over Essence – Purple sugar. This is one coat. I applied it as I would apply normal polish to get an idea of how the glitter transfers and spreads. This topper is rose gold glitter in various shapes as well as some silver glitter and big purple hexes. As you can see you might have to spread it when applying it doesn’t ‘land’ exactly how you want it to. I also only had one of the big purple hexes curl but I didn’t pay much attention to it so it might have been me. This is really gorgeous. Purple sugar might not the be the best base colour for it but it is gorgeous.
Essence – The bees and the birds (feather effect)
I know this bar glitter / feather effect isn’t for everyone. If you don’t like then move along, don’t look 😉 This one is very light pink and silver bars. 1 coat over Purple sugar again. I am undecided. Love the colour of it, just not sure if I love the effect.
Essence – Jewels in the pool (glitter jewels)
This is a gorgeous blue jelly base packed with blue glitter. This is 3 coats with no topcoat. Unfortunately in some spots you can see it isn’t quite opaque enough. Here is my problem. The polish is slightly thick and packed with glitter so if you are in too much of a rush to do the second (or third) coat then you can actually move the polish underneath creating bald patches. Once I figured this out I just waited a bit longer and it sorted it right out. BUT, you could always wear a blue polish as undies. It is an absolutely gorgeous colour though and if you were careful and a little patient you don’t need the undies. 🙂
Ok I think that is it. What do you think? Any of these appeal to you? Are you going shopping this weekend? Let me know what you get, what you have already gotten and what you absolutely must have. Also, I might have another post or two of goodies coming up. 😉
Thanks for reading,