Hey everyone! Today I'm going to show you a bunch of cute little polishes from Essence.
Essence is mostly found over in Europe, and I have a few of their polishes from swaps.
However, their Colour & Go line is also found at Ulta in the states! For 99 cents each. Yes.
(You may be saying: "But Rebecca! They are only 5mL!" Yes, they are 5mL. But for 99 cents, you can buy three and have a full-size amount for $3. Still cheaper than most brands.)
I recently swapped with a friend in the states, Marcy, and told her to get me whatever she could that wasn't yellow or orange! Haha!
She sent me 7 pretties (including a freaking beautiful one) and I will show you those today, along with pictures of the ones I've shown before.
Old ones first, new ones after.
(This will also show you how much better I have gotten at swatching....)
Essence - Movie Star
This is a nice gray creme which I've shown previously here. 2 coats for full coverage!
Essence - Choose Me!
Yes, you should choose this one. Originally posted about this here.
Beautiful green/blue/turquoise/teal glassfleck prettiness. Lots of dupes for this one, as I'm sure you know!
Love this one. 3 coats.
Essence - Where Is The Party?
No me gusta. I do not like this. Purple/gray/greenish duochrome. Not my thang. Previously posted about here.
Essence - No More Drama
Lavender creme, darker than the usual lavender we see. 2 coats full coverage as is the norm for the cremes.
Previously posted about here.
Essence - Can't Cheat On Me
This is a subtle holographic silver polish, takes 3 coats for opacity but looks even better layered or in a gradient, like how I showed you it here.
Now for my new ones, thus prettier swatches!
Essence - Dress For A Moment
I love this one, a faded lilac creme, 2 coats. Reminds me of one of the new Zoya Feel colors. Kendal I think. (I'll be posting swatches of that collection sometime in the next few days!)
Essence - Lime Up!
Bright yellow-green creme, again 2 coats. Pretty sure this is a dupe for the new OPI Nicki Minaj polish called Did It On 'Em. I'll have that soon and can compare.
Also dupey for OPI Who The Shrek Are You?
Not sure which is closer...
Essence - Let's Get Lost
This is a beautiful cyan blue 2-coat creme. I think this could be a dupe for the blue Nicki Minaj polish, Fly! We'll soon see.
Essence - Sweet As Candy
This is a sheer pink shade meant to enhance the look of your natural nail or cover stains, etc. I applied three thick coats to show the color but you would want thinner ones to actually wear this.
I was looking for a shade like this to cover my stains and allow me to wear french manicures if I want to!
Essence - Just Rock It!
This is a navy blue creme, 2 coater. I love navy so I love this! This one leaked in shipping so I lost some but that's okay because it's basically identical to China Glaze First Mate. First Mate might be a bit dustier.
Essence - You Belong To Me
Love love love this one. Light mint color, hint of blue. 2 coats. Lovely.
Now for the ultra-amazing, you-need-to-own-this, purple polish...
Essence - Break Through
Okay. I'm not even going to say anything because you have eyes and are clearly seeing how great this is.
I can't handle it. Perfect purple creme with subtle bronzey-gold shimmer. Almost a one-coater.
I think I need a backup... Or two...
After putting this baby on, I layered something great over it, and I'm going to show you that tomorrow!
There you have it! All my Colour & Go polishes in one place.
I wish I had more! Especially some of their new collection (which is Euro-only, for now at least.) It has Lippmann dupes! If only I wasn't on a low-buy...