Calling all nail polish lovers! This week was filled with surprises (some good and some bad). One of the good ones was when this lovely package arrived on my desk. In it was the sweetest thing – the entire nail polish collection by Essence Cosmetics, The Gel Nail Polish, and loads of candy!
The revamped collection includes 13 candy-coloured shades and a clear polish. It also includes a white base coat to really make your polish pop, as well as a base coat and top coat to make you polish shine for days. The brush is seriously amazing. It’s wide and flexible enough to give an even application, the type of brush you usually see with higher end nail polishes. The formula is quite nice and usually only needs two coats for a perfect polish application. Now, let’s take a closer look at the collection’s candy coated shades.
Starting from the left:
Va-va-voom – A beautiful dark coral (although it’s looking a little red in the photo)
Indian Summer – A pinky melon shade
Space Queen – A pink glitter with rainbow flecks, perfect to wear alone or layer with another shade
Fame Fatal – A gorgeous deep cherry red, perfect for the holidays
Party Princess – A magenta glitter polish that is gorgeous when layered over another shade like Black is Back
Amazed By You – A deep purple that has a slight tinge of magenta
Rock My World! – An opaque slate grey
Black is Back – The name speaks for itself, this is a black polish. I love this with a coat of glitter polish on top
Don’t Be Shy – A lime green that I can see myself wearing during the warmer months
Turn The Lights On – A soft metal pale mint shade
Play With My Mint – A vibrant mint shade
Let’s Get Lost – A blue that kind of reminds me of denim
The collection also includes a white base coat (pictured below) for those moments when you really want to add vibrancy to your polish, and a gel base and top coat. The results are definitely high-shine gel quality, but the beautiful thing about them is that they can easily be removed with regular ol’ nail polish remover.
I am seriously blown away by the quality of these polishes, from the formula and application, to the brush and the drying time. Especially since they are just a mere $1.99 USD each (whaaaaa!!!). It’s actually quite refreshing to see a beautiful collection at such an affordable price. I don’t know how they do it, but I sure am happy that they do!
Want to see these polishes in action? Follow me on Instagram to see which shade I try next!
[All photos are my own and not to be used without permission]