It’s finally Friday! Have you had a good week? I feel a little better than I did the other day. I don’t like it when I am a whiny baby so luckily I snapped out of that quickly 😛
Today I am showing you the christmas collection from Essence. I loved the Christmas collection last year so I was really looking forward to getting my hands on them this year. Did they disappoint or impress? Let’s see.
Essence – I still believe in santa claus
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a ONE coater! It is a beautiful gold that is super opaque. It looks a little brush stroke-ish but it didn’t look like that in real life. This is a dreamy gold polish. Fabulous formula and opacity. It’s also a white toned gold which is my preferred shade of gold 😀 It’s a favourite!
Essence – Let’s take an elfie
This is 3 coats with no topcoat. This is a beautiful colour. It is a white packed with silver (and I think white) shimmer. It really looks like snow on my nails. My polish was quite thick which made it a bit harder to work with. It is worth it for the pretty colour though. I don’t know if it was just my bottle that was thick because I do suspect my bottle was opened (and probably tested) in store so it might be why. If yours is also on the thicker side I would recommend doing one coat and giving it a bit of time to dry before doing another. I will however be thining mine out. It is a really pretty colour and I wish the photos could do it justice It does dry a little matte so with topcoat I think it will really be shimmery. I don’t know if I would were this on it’s own but as a base for nail art it would look stunning. This collection also comes with gold nail art stickers and I think those over this polish would also look stunning!
Essence – Meet me under the mistletoe
This is 2 coats without topcoat. This is a ONE coater. It is a gorgeous dark green creme. I don’t really like blackened green polishes but this is very definitely green on the nail. Stunning formula with a knockout opacity. This is a proper christmas green! Love it!
Essence – Santa baby
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a ONE coater! When I first saw images of the collection I thought this was a pink. It is a red creme but it definitely has pink tones. It is a delicious colour with a stunning formula. I am not really a fan of red unless it’s a special red but this is a gorgeous red shade.
What do you think of this collection? I am in love with the colours and the opacity of the 3 one coaters. They are so shiny too! I like that the colours are more traditional christmas shades but not in a predictable way. I know some of you are going to wonder how the stamp? I will do a Tuesday Stamping post about them but as there is already another post before these it will be a while. I don’t want you to miss out on being able to grab them before they sell out if you like how they stamp. I did a quick and dirty stamping test with them on instagram if you want to have a look-see. I do think you should grab them either way. They’re really pretty!
Thanks for reading,