Hey everyone! Today I have a special post for my fellow Canadian ladies.
You may have read this on a few blogs already - Essence is coming to Canada!
Yes, Essence Cosmetics, the cute and inexpensive stuff from Germany that you can get around Europe is going to be sold in Canada, exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
When I read about this last week I literally went to Shoppers right away but I was too early.
However, my Shoppers is now fully stocked!
I went last night and was met with this cute display of their cosmetics and nail polish!
The best thing about it is nothing costs over $4.99. And the polishes are just $1.49!
(Which means you can buy them all and not feel bad about it.)
I totally love the Essence Colour & Go polishes, I find that the formula is always awesome, and the range of colors is great.
The Canadian display doesn't have all the polish colors but there is a very good core line assortment.
I picked up 5 colors that I didn't have already:
Ultimate Pink, Break Through, A Lovely Secret, Space Queen, High Spirits.
I'm a little annoyed about Break Through - you may remember me freaking out about how much I love this color not that long ago in this post, and I was going to get a backup, but sadly the formula has changed and the pretty gold shimmer disappeared! The color is still nice so I picked it up anyway.
A Lovely Secret has some very pretty shimmer which I hope translates onto the nail.
I think I will have all these colors eventually.
Also, another quick complaint - none of the cosmetics are sealed. So there were 2 girls there using everything and even putting it all over one of their boyfriend's faces. I would have told them to stop but they were Asian and not speaking English. I was pretty bummed because I wanted to pick up some mascara but not after they were using all of them! So that was pretty gross. I told the sales associate but I don't think she could really do anything either.
All in all - YAY Essence. I love this cute little bottles and I can't wait to keep expanding my collection.
If these aren't at your Shoppers yet, they should be rolled out everywhere by the end of the month.
Oh, and one more thing I saw at Shoppers:
A new line of Nicole by OPI Texture Coat that I haven't heard of.
I googled the colors and could only find a press release from OPI Japan so I don't know when these will be showing up everywhere, but, these look cool!
There are a bunch of different finishes:
Amethyst Texture - light purple glitter shatter polish
Aquamarine Texture - bright blue glitter shatter
Opal Texture - sheer white shatter with very strong pink flash (this could be cool!)
Quartz Texture - light purple metallic shatter
I didn't pick any of these up because Nicole is way too expensive (especially at Shoppers) but they definitely have potential!