Happy Freedom Day my fellow South Africans. I hope you’re having a beautiful day off and spending it with people you love (even if that is yourself)
When I saw these on the shelf I knew I had to grab few to swatch for you guys. I will probably grab them all but I thought I would grab 4 to do a quick swatch. I chose a light one (the yellow), a darker one (the blue), a pink one (obviously) and a crowd pleaser. I was very intrigued by these and the ‘1 coat & go’ statement. I’m a 2 coater girl so it doesn’t really make a difference to me. Sometimes when you’re in a rush it does help to have a 1 coater you could slap on on your way out the door. I must say though, 2 coats will always last longer and be smoother. Let me show you and see how I feel about them.
Essence – Instant happiness
This is 2 coats with no topcoat except on my ring fingers where it is just 1 coat. This is a minty / turquoise creme. It applies beautifully, just like butter and as you can tell, it’s pretty opaque. I couldn’t really tell much of a colour difference between the 1 and 2 coats but I do think it’s a little smoother on the 2.
Essence – Instant match
This is 2 coats with no topcoat except for my ring finger which is 1 coat. This is a mind blowing blue creme. Again with a buttery smooth formula and super opaque. Again I couldn’t really tell the difference in colour between my ring finger and the rest except for smoothness.
Essence – Instant party
This is 2 coats with no topcoat except my ring finger which is 1 coat. This is a pink creme but thanks to my camera hating on pink it looks a bit more red toned. Again, gorgeous formula and super opaque. You know the deal by now, I couldn’t tell the difference between the 1 coat and 2 coat except for smoothness.
Essence – Instant summer
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is maybe the only one that I didn’t feel comfortable with 1 coat. I think if you used a thicker coat it would’ve been fine. It must be said though, this is a fantastically opaque yellow creme. Yellows are difficult in general.
You guys, I am SO impressed with these. Not only are the colours fun, bright and super opaque they also have stunning formulas. All of these applied like butter. I barely even had to clean up. I can’t wait to get my hands on a few more, especially if they are all like this. Of course, these will definitely be in the next Tuesday Stamping.
Have you tried any of these? What do you think? Which one is your favourite? Have a great day off folks. If you’re not having an off day, I hope it’s great anyway.
Thanks for reading,