Whew! After all that beauty news, Monday is almost over. I decided to officially start the week with a great combination of cuteness and value. From essence.
colour & go quick drying nail polish
Blurb: Color-intense and totally hip! The new versions of the colour & go nail polishes cover your nails in the brightest colors of the spring season and really get you in the mood for a deluxe styling session! Ranging from pastel to bright to holographic – with these new colors, you're sure to be super trendy! And thanks to the fast-drying formula and the flat brush, all it takes is one stroke of the brush per nail and your hands and feet are ready to hit the town! Available in 9 new colors and a total of 22 colors.
essence is one of those brands I kept meaning to check out, and never got a chance to. The colors and packaging always look so cute and fun, and the prices are amazing. I finally got started with some of their nail colors. I loved them, and will definitely be getting more.
I was more than impressed with these polishes. They went on smoothly, covered in one or two coats, dried really quickly (!), and wore extremely well. In fact, the glitter formula (“Irreplaceable”) held up as well as any polish I’ve used.
The real fabulousness, though, is the colors. There are 22 shades that include glitters, creams, and iridescents; and colors from subtle and pale to super bright and edgy. And since they’re about 99¢ each (that’s correct…99¢), you can try every single one of them. When it comes to trying out a new color, I’m a huge fan of little inexpensive bottles. I may not want to commit to a large bottle of bright orange, but a little bottle to try for a few weeks is just fine.
Standouts among the creams were “mellow yellow” (a fresh pale, yellow), and “you belong to me” (cool mint). My favorite iridescent was “where is the party?” (smoky, iridescent purple with hints of green). My very favorite, though, is a glitter called “irreplaceable.” It’s a shimmery taupe – almost a shimmery nude. Very feminine, elegant and super flattering.
essence has a really cute website. Check out the beauty friends page, or get a calendar, screensaver or wallpaper from the beauty world section. In the U.S., you can find essence at ULTA.
(ftc disclosure: sample/product received from manufacturer or representative)