Posts Tagged ‘Essence’

Essence – Oh My Glitter!

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

And here we go again, yet another period of silence from me. It’s been a hectic period at work (and still is), plus the garden has been in need of maintenance. That means not much time left for blogging.

Anyway, here’s what I’m wearing on my nails at the moment, Oh My Glitter! from the Essence Colour & Go line. I fell in love with this polish when I first saw it at Nihrida. It’s a medium warm purple  with a beautiful pink and blue shimmer. With a name like that you would think that it’s a glitter polish, but it’s not. Not sure what they were thinking there… It’s a bit sheer but I thought it was enough with three coats plus Poshé top coat. The formula was great, it’s a bit thin but I prefer that to thicker ones. I did get some shrinkage, I don’t know if that would have happened on its own or if it was because of the top coat.

Unfortunately I didn’t get any good photos of this one, I came home late from work when the sun already had disappeared from our garden. So the first two photos are in the shade, and the third was me chasing the last rays of sun that was shining through the foliage of the nearby forest.




Do you see the pretty shimmer? You mostly see the pink shimmer and it’s really beautiful. And I love how the cap on the bottle is matching the actual nail polish.

I really wish Essence was sold here in Sweden! Ah well, at least I have a reason for visiting southern Europe again.. =)


Essence – Walk On The Wild Side

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Here’s a real beauty from Essence, the dark mossy green Walk On The Wild Side. It contains shimmer in a lighter green shade, and there’s also a hint of gold in there that you can see in the last photo. This is two coats, the formula was a little on the thick side, but if you just have enough polish on the brush it’s fine. I then added a coat of Seche Vite as usual.

I just love the new bottles that Essence have, with caps that coordinate with the color of the polish.

The last photo is taken with flash, and you can see some tiny gold specks there.

I really liked this, it feels like a perfect polish for Fall!

A Frankfurt Haul

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

A couple of months ago I spent a weekend in Frankfurt, Germany. The main event was to see Nickelback live (wohoo!), but it was also an excellent opportunity to take a look at some beauty brands that aren’t available here in Sweden. I found quite a few pretty polishes that followed me home.

Six Essence polishes:

L-R: Holo Topping, Please!, Night In Vegas, Glorious Aquarius, Chic Reloaded, Walk on the Wild Side, Oh My Glitter!

And a few Catrice and Alessandro:

Catrice L-R: Dirty Berry, Steel My Soul, King Of Greens

Alessandro L-R: Black Velvet, Mood Brown

I was so happy to finally get to drool over the Essence polishes, I’ve seen a lot of them on Nihrida’s blog for example. Unfortunately I hadn’t had time to do any research before my shopping spree so I just went with my gut feeling, but after swatching a few I think I got a nice catch =)

Is there anything in particular you’d like to see?